2021 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

Explore ASME's new Section XIII on Overpressure Protection along with the many other changes and additions found in the 2021 edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

ASME's BPVC standards provide the single largest source of technical data used in the manufacturing, construction, and operation of boilers and pressure vessels. Fueled by the foresight of leading industry experts, the BPVC standards are designed to meet the needs of a changing world.

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The rapid evolution of technology requires careful monitoring. As new materials, products, systems and services arise, ASME works with leading experts across industry to update its Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, releasing a new edition every two years. Explore essential changes and additions across all areas of the 2021 edition in the unabridged version of our newly released webinar video. Or visit one of our BPVC Areas to watch a webinar on its updates.

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Explore new sections, articles, information, and more on BPVC.

BPVC Areas

Explore the single largest source of technical data used in the manufacturing, construction, and operation of boilers.
Service & Reference
Access material properties, testing data & more, referenced across BPVC.
Pressure Vessels
Discover detailed construction requirements across fired and unfired pressure vessels.
Code Cases
Learn about approved exceptions and alternatives to standard construction requirements across BPVC.
Examine essential construction requirements that cover past, present & future nuclear reactor technology.
Significant Changes
Review the most significant changes and the reasons behind them within the 2021 edition of BPVC

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2021 ASME BPVC Complete Set

Purchase the complete set of the 2021 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC). The set includes all sections and code case books.

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Discover the largest source of technical data used for boiler manufacturing, construction, maintenance, inspection, & operation​

  • Provides essential rules and guidance that support the safe installation, operation, and maintenance of boiler systems​
  • Includes construction requirements for many boiler types, aiding in their design, manufacturing, installation, inspection, and more​
  • Covers key rules & guidance across the ASME product certification process, supporting boiler and related component manufacturers

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Pressure Vessels


Explore new design and construction requirements along with other key updates across fired and unfired pressure vessels​

  • Speaks to internal and external pressure containing vessels, aiding in their design, construction, operation, inspection, & maintenance​
  • Offers flexible design and manufacturing methods that allow for more efficient & economical approaches​
  • Includes inspection and certification requirements for manufacturers, supporting their sales and distribution​

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Examine new inspection techniques, design and construction requirements, testing methods, and more across nuclear technology​

  • Includes design and design-analysis methods for nuclear technology, which support its future development and use​
  • Covers material selection, manufacturing, examination, testing, & overpressure protection, aiding its use across many applications ​
  • Provides requirements for establishing and executing a quality assurance program, helping operators manage their facilities​

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Service & Reference


Learn about key updates and additions across BPVC, including Section XIII on Overpressure Protection ​

  • Provides chemical, heat treatment, and mechanical properties for many products and applications, aiding safety & quality ​
  • Includes tables that identify all acceptable editions of adopted material specifications, supporting the use of older materials​
  • Specifies welding material packaging and labeling requirements, supporting manufacturers’ sales and users’ material selection

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