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Overview and Summary of Updated Chapters
Specifically designed for Standards Users and Learners, this new, online, eBook edition of the Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes will provide continuously updated chapters as available for the latest release of the ASME BPV Standard. Chapters will be updated by Code experts and committees, with 10 to 20 updated chapters (out of 40 total chapters) expected each year.
For the initial launch of this website in January 2020 the following chapters will be updated from the previous 5th edition, which was published in 2018:
Chapter 1 – Introduction to Power Boilers
Chapter 2 – Section VII—Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers
Chapter 4 – A Commentary for Understanding and Applying the Principles of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
Chapter 35 – ASME Piping Code: B31.1, Power Piping
Chapter 36 – ASME Piping Codes: B31.3 Process, B31.5 Refrigeration, B31.9 Building Services and ASME Standards for Piping: B31E Seismic Design, B31J Stress I-Factors, B31T Toughness Requirements
The following chapters have also been updated:
Chapter 3 – Part 2, Section II—Materials and Specifications
Chapter 5 – Subsection NCA—General Requirements for Division 1 and Division 2
Chapter 6 – Subsection NB—Class I Components
Chapter 7 – Section III: Subsections NC and ND— Class 2 and 3 Components
Chapter 8 – Subsection NB, NC, ND-3600 Piping
Chapter 9 – Subsection NE—Class MC Components
Chapter 11 – Subsection NG—Core Support Structure
Chapter 12 – Nonmetallic Pressure Piping System Components
Chapter 13 – Nuclear Pumps
Chapter 14 – Nuclear Valves
Chapter 15 – Code for Concrete Containments
Chapter 16 – Containments for Transportation and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Material and Waste
Chapter 23 – Section VIII, Division 3—Alternative Rules for Construction of High-Pressure Vessels
Chapter 24 – Safety of Personnel Using QuickActuating Closures on Pressure Vessels and Associated Litigation Issues
Chapter 27 – Overview of Section XI Stipulations
Chapter 30 – Section XI Flaw Acceptance Criteria and Evaluation Using Code Procedures
Chapter 32 – Fatigue Crack Growth, Fatigue, and Stress Corrosion Crack Growth: Section XI Evaluation Warren
Chapter 34 – Description of Rules of Section XII Transport Tank Code
Chapter 37 – Transportation Pipelines, Including ASME B31.4, B31.8, B31.8S, B31G and B31Q Codes
Chapter 38 – Hydrogen Piping and Pipe Lines
More updates will be added as available in 2022. In addition, each of the 40 chapters now have new, professional abstracts, and full-text searching across all chapters, which were not available in previous electronic editions.
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