Issue 22 - Winter 2016

Feb 12, 2016

Standards & Certification

Winter 2016 EDITION

A quarterly newsletter to keep you informed about ASME Standards & Certification activities

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What’s New

ASME Establishes New Bolting Qualification Program

ASME has developed a new program to qualify bolters working with bolted flange joints. This program is designed to train and evaluate a bolter’s ability to inspect, assemble, disassemble and tighten bolted joints in an effective and safe manner. Through online courses and hands-on training, successful candidates will understand and demonstrate the principles and practices of bolted joint assembly as outlined in Appendix A of ASME PCC-1: Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly.

For more information about the Bolting Qualification Program, contact

ASME to Conduct Certification 360 Workshop in China, Italy, and the United States

Beginning on April 11-12, 2016 in Shanghai, China, ASME will be hosting a Certification 360 Workshop. The workshop is an opportunity for the certification community to gain insight into the policies and procedures of the ASME Certification and Accreditation Programs. The workshop is also a forum where high-profile topics related to design, fabrication, and stamping of code items will be discussed.

For more information about this and future ASME Certification 360 Workshops, contact

Subject Matter Experts Examining Use of Additive Manufacturing in Pressure Technology Applications

ASME is one of a number of organizations currently investigating the role that standards and conformity assessment can play in helping to safely commercialize additive manufacturing technologies and processes. Most recently, ASME’s Board on Pressure Technology established the Project Team on Evaluation of Additive Manufacturing for Pressure Retaining Equipment. The project team will focus on developing recommendations for potential incorporation of additive manufacturing processes in ASME standards to construct pressure retaining equipment. The team is currently being led by George Rawls Jr. of the Savannah River National Laboratory and includes individuals from Kiefner/Applus RTD, Anric Enterprises and Praxair, and others.

For more information, contact Gerald Eisenberg (+1.212.591.8510).

ASME Standards & Certification to Host Free Webinar on PTC 12.1 Closed Feedwater Heaters

On March 10, 2016, ASME Standards & Certification will host a webinar focused on the 2015 edition of PTC 12.1, Closed Feedwater Heaters. PTC 12.1 has just been revised to make the performance testing process more intuitive for all parties. The webinar will cover key topics including:

  • Feedwater heater testing methodologies
  • Performance prediction calculations
  • Basic heat transfer and hydraulic theory as applied to feedwater heater testing
  • Improvements in the Code
  • Measurement uncertainty principles

For more information and to register, contact Angel Guzman (+1.212.591.8018).

Ongoing Development of Safety Standards and Performance Test Codes for Thermal Energy Storage Systems

Since June 2015, ASME’s Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Safety Standards Committee has been having monthly teleconferences since in order to define the scope and content of a new standard for Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage Systems. In December 2015 a task group produced a first draft of the proposed standard, which will be reviewed by the committee during a meeting to be held during the week of June 26th at the 2016 ASME Power Conference in Charlotte, NC.

In addition, ASME’s Performance Test Codes (PTC) 53 Committee on Mechanical and Thermal Energy Storage Systems has been working to develop three initial sections of a standard on performance test methods, covering the objective and scope, nomenclature, and guiding principles of performance test methods. The committee will also be holding its next in-person meeting at the 2016 ASME Power Conference.

ASME is currently soliciting subject matter experts and affected stakeholders to help support these efforts. For more information about TES, contact Kathryn Hyam (+1.646.957.1358). For more information about PTC 53, contact Fredric Constantino (+1.212.591.8684).

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New MasterClass on Using ASME Codes to Meet the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)

From March 17-18, 2016, ASME will host four MasterClass courses in Copenhagen, Denmark. The courses cover topics ranging from heat exchanger mechanical design rules, Fitness-For-Service assessment techniques, pressure vessel design requirements, to a new course on “Using ASME Codes to meet the EU Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)”. The new course will provide an in-depth review of the PED, recent changes, and how the use of ASME Codes can satisfy the PED requirements for design and manufacture of pressure equipment.

For more information, download the Pressure Technology training flyer or contact Jennifer Delda (+1.212.591.7108).

Call for ASME course developers and instructors

If you are an expert in engineering or an experienced teacher in the field, we want to talk to you. We are currently seeking course developers and instructors for live classroom and eLearning courses, as well as instructors who can teach for us worldwide.

For more information, contact Mike Dodge (+1.212.591.7120) or visit our website.

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


Since the issuance of its first standard over 130 years ago, ASME has continued to play a leading role in the development and maintenance of technical standards. Its current portfolio contains over 550 standards and 9 certification and accreditation programs used worldwide. Learn more about ASME Standards & Certification’s evolution as one of the premier standards development organizations in the world through the newly updated history and chronology pages.


See full listing of recently published standards


See full listing of ASME Standards Technology Publications


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

See full listing of New Standards Projects


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

A90 Safety Standard for Manlifts Committee Mar 01 2016 | Austin, Texas, United States

A17 Hoistway & Emergency Operations Committee Mar 01 2016 - Mar 03 2016 | Orlando, Florida, United States

Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy Mar 07 2016 - Mar 10 2016 | Ventura, California, United States

ASME B16 Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Gaskets Code Week Mar 14 2016 - Mar 16 2016 | Charleston, South Carolina, United States

QME-1 Qualification of Mechanical Equipment in Nuclear Facilities Standards Committee Mar 15 2016 | Washington, District of Columbia, United States

NQA Nuclear Quality Assurance Apr 04 2016 - Apr 07 2016 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

CSD-1 Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers Apr 05 2016 - Apr 06 2016 | Phoenix, Arizona, United States

MFC Measurement of Fluid Flow in Closed Conduits Standards Committee Apr 05 2016 - Apr 07 2016 | San Antonio, Texas, United States

Board on Standardization & Testing Apr 12 2016 | Rosemont, Illinois, United States

B31 Qualification of Pipeline Personnel Technical Committee Apr 12 2016 - Apr 13 2016 | Phoenix, Arizona, United States

PTC 47 Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plants Apr 13 2016 - Jan 15 2016

A17 Maintenance and Existing Installations Committee Apr 14 2016 | Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

B107 Hand Tools Standards Committee Apr 14 2016 | Rosemont, Illinois, United States

B31.3 Process Piping Committee Apr 18 2016 - Apr 20 2016 | Seattle, Washington, United States

BPV Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels, Reinforced Thermoset Plastic Corrosion Resistant Equipment Committee Apr 25 2016 - Apr 28 2016 | Tampa, Florida, United States

Y14 Engineering Drawing and Related Document Practices Apr 29 2016 - May 06 2016 | Seattle, Washington, United States

A17 Elevator Code Week May 02 2016 - May 05 2016 | Palm Springs, California, United States

B1 Screw Threads Committee May 03 2016 - May 05 2016 | Orlando, Florida, United States

B18 Fasteners Committee May 04 2016 | San Antonio, Texas, United States

B30 Cranes and Below the Hook Committee May 15 2016 - May 19 2016 | Houston, Texas, United States

A17 Wind Turbine Elevator Committee May 26 2016 - May 27 2016 | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

A17 Escalator & Moving Walk Committee Jun 01 2016 | Charleston, South Carolina, United States

ASME Annual Meeting Jun 03 2016 - Jun 08 2016 | Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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