Changes Being Proposed to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII Scopes

The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) Standards Committee VIII Pressure Vessels is proposing to modify the scope rules of BPVC Section VIII, Divisions 1, 2, and 3. These actions will remove several current exclusions, more clearly define vessels that were considered when developing the rules of BPVC Section VIII, and provide guidance for mandatory application of the ASME BPVC Section VIII Certification Marks. The proposed changes are intended to be incorporated into the 2019 edition of BPVC Section VIII, Division 1, 2 and 3.

A public review and comment period will be setup for the month of December 2017 for Divisions 1 and 2, with Division 3 open to public review at a later date.

For more information and requests of the proposed rule changes, contact Steven Rossi (+1.212.591.7522)