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We provide a variety of offerings to supplement Codes & Standards, including cases, interpretations, addenda, a listing of recently-published ASME Codes & Standards, technical reports and more.

Cases and Interpretations

ASME publishes cases and interpretations that supplement our standards and codes. Cases represent alternatives or additions to existing provisions; Interpretations provide clarification of the meaning of existing rules in a question and reply format, without introducing new requirements.

Standards and Other Offerings

In addition to codes and standards, hereafter referred to as standards, ASME provides a variety of offerings such as guides and companion documents to supplement standards and other ASME products. To learn and purchase our products, please view our 2020 ASME Standards & Certification Product Catalog or Find Codes & Standards in our online store.

Access to Out-Of-Print Standards

Select out-of-print ASME standards are available for download in PDF format from our SHOP. In addition, high-quality reproductions of out-of-print (historical) standards are also available from IHS/Global Engineering Documents (1-800-854-7179 or International +1-877-413-5184) and Document Engineering Co. (1-800-645-7732 or International +1-818-782-1010).

The 2019 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC)

ASME provides BPVC purchasers and Code Stamp holders with integrated suites of related offerings, including referenced standards, conformity assessment programs and training courses.

Recently-Published ASME Codes and Standards Products

Provides a listing of publications issued during the previous 12-month period -- new or revised codes and standards, addenda, supplements, technical reports, and codes cases.

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Posting of Errata to Codes and Standards

Errata to codes and standards may be posted on the ASME Web site under the Committee Pages to provide corrections to incorrectly published items, or to correct typographical or grammatical errors in code and standard. Such errata shall be used on the date posted.

On the Committee Page there is an option available to automatically receive an e-mail notification when errata are posted to a particular code or standard. This option can be found on the appropriate Committee Page after selecting “Errata” in the “Publication Information” section. To find the appropriate Committee page search or use the drop down list at Committee Central.

Digital PDFs

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