Issue 25 - Fall 2016

Standards
& Certification

Update
Fall 2016
EDITION
 

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Standards & Certification activities

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What’s New

Verification and Validation Symposium and Solicitation for Subject Matter Experts for New Committee on Computational Modeling in Energy Systems and Applications

On May 3-5, 2017, ASME will host the 6th annual Verification and Validation (V&V) Symposium in Las Vegas, NV. The symposium is the premier forum for international participants to discuss topics dedicated entirely to the emerging field of verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification of computer modeling and simulations. In addition, ASME’s V&V standards development committees will meet and two training seminars will be held at the symposium.

ASME’s Verification and Validation (V&V) Standards Committee is developing a new V&V Committee on Computational Modeling in Energy Systems and Applications (V&V 60). Specific areas of focus are currently being identified and prioritized, including Big Data/analytics; energy sources to be covered; integrity and risk management; and modeling and simulation of high temperature/pressure environments. ASME is currently soliciting subject matter experts and affected stakeholders to help support the effort.

For more information on the Symposium or the new V&V 60 committee, contact Ryan Crane (+1.212.591.7004) or visit the Verification and Validation Symposium website.

Ongoing Development of Standards for Advanced Manufacturing

On October 21, 2016, ASME’s Y14 Engineering Product Definition and Related Documentation Practices Standards Committee approved the creation of a new Committee on Universal Direction and Load Indicators (Subcommittee 48). This subcommittee will be tasked with the standardization of methods to unambiguously define and specify directions, directional requirements, loads, and loading requirements in product definition data sets. The standardized specifications for directions and loads will aid the implementation of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing for additive manufacturing.

In addition, ASME’s Advanced Manufacturing Standards Committee is developing a new Committee on Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Prognostics Guidelines to Support Health Management and Control of Manufacturing Systems. This committee will be tasked with developing guidelines that describe and promote advanced monitoring, diagnostic and prognostic technologies, along with ways of verifying and validating their performance. These guidelines would allow for the promotion of more effective decision making with respect to updating control and maintenance strategies within a manufacturing facility.

ASME is currently soliciting subject matter experts and affected stakeholders to help support these efforts.

For more information about Y14 Subcommittee 48, contact Remington Richmond (+1.212.591.8404).
For more information about the Advanced Manufacturing committee, contact Donnie Alonzo (+1.212.591.8034).

ASME Celebrates 100th Anniversary of B30 Crane Standards

On September 20, 2016, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first edition of what has evolved into the B30 Safety Standards for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Hooks, Jacks, and Slings, ASME held a special dinner recognizing the collective efforts of the many volunteers and staff members who have been instrumental in enhancing crane safety around the world. Organized in conjunction with the B30 Standards Week held in Clearwater, Florida, the dinner was attended by over 120 guests. At the dinner, William Berger, ASME Managing Director of Standards & Certification, expressed appreciation on behalf of ASME to the volunteers for their contributions and shared his recollections from his former days as secretary of the B30 Standards Committee.


ASME leadership and B30 members pose at the B30 dinner celebration. Pictured are K. Hyam, P. Reddington, W. Berger, L. Means, B. Closson.

For a glimpse at some volunteers perspectives related to the importance of B30 activities, visit the ASME B30 Crane Standards Celebrating 100 Years webpage.


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GLOBAL OUTREACH

ASME Signs Memorandum of Understanding with China Chemical Industry Equipment Association

On October 17, 2016, ASME met with a delegation from the China Chemical Industry Equipment Association (CCIEA) at its New York headquarters. At the meeting the two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formalized the relationship the groups have maintained for nearly 10 years. The agreement, which was signed by ASME Executive Director Thomas Loughlin and CCIEA’s Director General Zhao Min, covers the promotion of information exchange, cooperation in standards development and training, standards committee participation, and potential cooperation in workshops and seminars with a special focus on conformity assessment and personnel certification.


Z. Min, General Director of the China Chemical Industry Equipment Association and T. Loughlin, ASME Executive Director

For more information, contact Robert Lettieri (+1.212.591.8573).

Pressure Vessel International Working Group Formation in China

On September 26, 2016 in Hefei, China, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Section VIII China International Working Group (IWG) held its first meeting. Over 30 participants attended the meeting, including Steven Roberts and John Swezy of BPV Section VIII Standards Committee. The initial meeting covered various topics including policies, procedures, expectations, and C&S Connect Training. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled to occur in Shanghai, China before May 2017 Boiler Code Week.

For more information, contact Steven Rossi (+1.212.591.8501).


 

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

ASME Expands Its Master Class Series

ASME Training and Development has added new courses to their catalog of MasterClasses. MasterClasses are practical, case study-driven training sessions aimed at experienced professionals that emphasize learning through discussion of real world case studies and practical applications. The new courses cover a wide variety of topics including fatigue and fracture analysis; impact testing and toughness requirements; pipeline integrity issues; and pipeline integrity issues, mitigation, prevention and repair.

Have suggestions for a new MasterClass course, contact Jennifer Delda (+1.212.591.7108).
For more information, visit the MasterClass webpage.

 

Interested in broadening your technical know-how? Download the latest ASME Training & Development course catalogue or the Autumn 2016 course calendar – or visit us on the web.


 

SPOTLIGHT ON – HONORS AND AWARDS

Deadlines Approaching for ASME Standards & Certification Honors and Awards Nominations

Each year, ASME Standards & Certification issues numerous honors and awards to recognize the contribution and service of individuals involved with its standards development activities. Nominations for 2017 awards are currently open. A summary of award information is included below. Please refer to each award for submission and deadline information.

Dedicated Service Awards - honors dedicated voluntary service to the Society marked by outstanding performance, demonstrated effective leadership, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness. Nomination is open to any individual with at least 10 years of service on a standards committee, board, or council.

Melvin R. Green Codes and Standards Medal – recognizes outstanding contributions by an individual to the development of documents, objects or devices used in ASME programs of technical codification, standardization and certification. This award is sponsored by the Council on Standards and Certification.
Patrick J. Higgins Medal – recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the broad fields of standardization and testing through the development and promotion of codes and standards or conformity assessment programs. This award is sponsored by the Board on Standardization and Testing.
Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes and Standards Award – recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of nuclear power plant industry through the development and promotion of codes and standards or the ASME Nuclear Accreditation Program. This award is sponsored by the Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards.
Safety Codes and Standards Medal – recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of public safety through the development and promotion of the codes and standards. This award is sponsored by the Board on Safety Codes and Standards.
J. Hall Taylor Medal – recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the broad fields of piping and pressure vessels through the development and promotion of codes and standards or conformity assessment programs. The award is sponsored by the Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards.
Performance Test Codes Medal – recognizes outstanding contributions to the development and promotion of Performance Test Codes. The award is sponsored by the Board on Standardization and Testing.

Certificate of Appreciation - issued to selected individuals for outstanding leadership and/or significant service in the development of codes and standards. Requires committee recommendation to the cognizant board.

Certificate of Achievement - available annually to each standards committee to recognize significant personal achievement in the development and promulgation of codes or standards under the committee’s jurisdiction. Nominations require approval by 90% of the membership of the consensus committee and is then subject to approval by the cognizant board for action on behalf of the Council on Standards and Certification.

Certificate of Acclamation - available annually to each standards committee for recognition of excellence in the development of a specific work product (e.g. new document, major revision) and are presented to an individual or a small group of individuals most responsible for the work product. The standards committee Chair may make nominations to the cognizant board for the issuance of Certificates of Acclamation.

Membership Grade of Fellow – ASME’s highest level of membership. Available to ASME Members who have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME. Conferred by the ASME Committee of Past Presidents to worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements.

To learn more visit ASME’s Honors and Awards webpage or reference the relevant committee operating procedures.

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NEW AND REVISED STANDARDS


See full listing of recently published standards

 

ASME STANDARDS TECHNOLOGY LLC PUBLICATIONS

STP-PT-077


STP-PT-081


Development of Weld Strength Reduction Factors and Weld Joint
Influence Factors for Service in the Creep Regime and Application
to ASME Codes (to be published shortly)
Cyclic Stress-Strain Curves (to be published shortly)


See full listing of ASME Standards Technology LLC Publications

 

ASME STANDARDS OPEN FOR ANSI PUBLIC REVIEW

Public comments may be submitted on proposed new ASME Standards drafts and on proposals to revise, reaffirm, or withdraw approval of existing ASME Standards.


Public Review of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Proposed Revisions

See full listing of ASME standards open for ANSI Public Review

 

NEW STANDARDS PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT

New Standards Projects are either first time editions or revisions of existing standards that are not on continuous maintenance.


See full listing of New Standards Projects

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

All meetings of ASME standards developing committees are free and open to the public.

BPV (IV) Committee on Hearing Boilers  
Dec 05 2016 - Dec 07 2016   |   Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States

A17 Escalator & Moving Walk Committee 
Dec 07 2016   |   New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Standards Committee on Operation and Maintenance (O&M) on Nuclear Power Plants 
Dec 12 2016 - Dec 16 2016   |   Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States

A17 Elevator Code Week 
Jan 09 2017 - Jan 12 2017   |   Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States

B30 Cranes, HST and CNF Committee 
Jan 22 2017 - Jan 27 2017   |   Phoenix, Arizona, United States

A112/CSA Committee on Plumbing Material and Equipment 
Jan 23 2017 - Jan 26 2017   |   San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

B31.1 Power Piping and NPPS Thermoplastic Piping Committees 
Jan 23 2017 - Jan 27 2017   |   San Diego, California, United States

B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping System Committee 
Jan 24 2017 - Jan 26 2017   |   Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States

ISO TC 213 Dimensional & Geometric Product Specifications and Verification 
Jan 30 2017 - Feb 08 2017   |   St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

A17 Hoistway & Emergency Operations Committee 
Mar 06 2017 - Mar 09 2017   |   Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

B16 Standardization of Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Gaskets Committees 
Mar 13 2017 - Mar 15 2017   |   New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

B31.3 Process Piping Committee 
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 12 2017   |   Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

BPV (X) Committee on Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels, Reinforced Thermoset Plastic Corrosion Resistant Equipment Committee, and Subcommittee on FRP Piping
Apr 24 2017 - Apr 27 2017   |   San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

Standards Committee on Measurement of Fluid Flow in Closed Conduits (MFC) 
Apr 25 2017 - Apr 27 2017   |   Louisville, Colorado, United States


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