Issue 24 - Summer 2016

Aug 15, 2016

Standards & Certification Update

Summer 2016 EDITION

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

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What’s New

New York City Cranes Safety Report Recommends Reference to ASME B30 Standards

Following the February 5, 2016 crane collapse in Tribeca, New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio established the Crane Technical Working Group to investigate the accident and develop safety recommendations. On June 10, 2016, the technical working group released an interim report which contained 23 recommendations, in which one was to adopt relevant ASME standards for cranes and rigging, the B30 standards. Adoption of ASME standards for cranes was also recommended by the High Risk Construction Oversight Study.

ASME is committed to working with jurisdictions overseeing crane safety all across the country, along with other stakeholders to ensure that our B30 crane safety standards meet the needs of all parties. The ASME B30 standards are developed by expert volunteers through a recognized consensus development process that considers the input of all relevant stakeholders. In addition, the B30 Regulatory Authority Council allows local, state, and national government entities to provide direct input into the B30 standards development process.

To learn more about or participate on B30 committees, contact Kathryn Hyam (+1.646.957.1358).

Subject Matter Experts Wanted for ASME’s Advanced Manufacturing Standards Committee

Based on discussions that took place between numerous stakeholders, including the United States Department of Defense and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Board on Standardization and Testing is currently working on a proposal to form a new Standards Committee on Advanced Manufacturing. The new standards committee would look into development of standards that define which data is required in a 3D data set; define how a CAD/CAM 3D model and its associated technical data should be structured;  enable enhancement of maintenance and control strategies within manufacturing operations at the factory-floor; and explore other issues as they evolve.

This effort reflects a growing interest among standards development committees to advance new manufacturing technologies and methods. ASME is currently soliciting subject matter experts and affected stakeholders to help support these efforts. For more information contact Steven Weinman(+1.212.591.7002).

Commemorations Planned for 100th Anniversary of B30 Crane Standards

2016 will mark the 100-year anniversary of ASME's B30 Safety Standard for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Hooks, Jacks, and Slings. A special reception is being planned for the B30 meetings taking place in Clearwater, FL, from September 18-22, 2016.

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ASME to Conduct Certification 360 Workshop in Italy

ASME will be hosting a Certification 360 Workshop in Bergamo, Italy on September 26-27, 2016. This workshop is an opportunity for the certification community to gain insight into the policies and procedures of ASME’s Certification and Accreditation Programs, including its widely adopted boiler and pressure vessel product certification program. The workshop is also a forum where high-profile topics related to design, fabrication, and stamping of code items will be discussed. Similar workshops have been hosted by ASME in Shanghai, China in April 2016 and in Columbus, Ohio in August 2016.

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

ASME A17 Elevator and Escalator Standards Involvement in China

Geraldine Burdeshaw representing ASME at the World Elevator and Escalator Expo
From May 10-13, 2016, ASME in collaboration with the China Elevator Association (CEA), organized exhibitions and presentations at the World Elevator and Escalator Expo in Shanghai, China. In addition, an Institute of Special Equipment Inspection & Technical Research (SSEI) workshop was held with the A17 Standards Committee Chair, Henry E. Peelle, III and a committee expert, Patrick Bothwell making technical presentations on the basis of the A17 Code.

Through participation in these activities, it is hoped that the Chinese elevator industry learns more about ASME standards as well as to promote additional participation and interaction. Currently, the A17 series has been translated into Chinese by the China Special Equipment and Inspection Research Institute (CSEI).

For more information, contact Geraldine Burdeshaw (+1.212.591.8523)



Pipeline Training Week

Learn from the pros who write the codes with training events presented by ASME Training & Development, the leader in workforce learning solutions for engineers and technical professionals.

From October 31-November 4, 2016, ASME will host Pipeline Training Week in Houston, Texas. Courses will cover topics ranging from B31 standards, welding, bolted joint assemblies to inspections and integrity management.

For more information, visit the events calendar or contact Marian Hess (+1.212.591.7161).

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


Learn How to Make the Most of Your Involvement with ASME Standards & Certification

Whether you are a “committee insider” or someone just learning the ropes, ASME has a number of resources to help you learn more about working with its standards and conformity assessment programs.

The Standards & Certification hubpage is a hub of information, including general information, news, events calendar, committee information and FAQs.

The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Resources page includes many useful links and free resources to help maximize your knowledge and use of the Code – including information on Code Cases, Data Report Forms, and details on how to get new materials approved for Code use. ASME’s upgraded Interpretations Database provides an easy way to find the information on specific interpretations and how to submit inquiries to the committees. Finally, Committee Central provides a portal for accessing committee web pages as well as various Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines.

If you are a new volunteer – or need a refresher – you can check out the various volunteer Training Modules. And, if you haven’t yet become engaged, Getting Involved is only a click away.

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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.

Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) Committee
Sep 12 2016 - Sep 15 2016 | Providence, Rhode Island, United States

PTC 6 Steam Turbines Committee
Sep 13 2016 - Sep 15 2016 | National Harbor, Maryland, United States

B18 Standards Committee on Fasteners and Subcommittee
Sep 14 2016 | Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

A17 Wind Turbine Elevator Committee
Sep 15 2016 | Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

B30 Standards Committee
Sep 18 2016 - Sep 22 2016 | Clearwater, Florida, United States

B31 Pressure Piping and Nonmetallic Committees Code Week
Sep 18 2016 - Sep 23 2016 | Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States

Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards / BPV Section III Standards Committee
Sep 18 2016 - Sep 24 2016 | Zhangjiang, Shanghai, China

Joint Committee on Nuclear Risk Management
Sep 19 2016 - Sep 22 2016 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

A17 Maintenance and Existing Installations Committee
Sep 20 2016 | Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Standards Committee on Cranes for Nuclear Facilities
Sep 20 2016 - Sep 23 2016 | Clearwater Beach, , Florida, United States

A17 Elevator Code Week
Sep 26 2016 - Sep 29 2016 | Atlanta, Georgia, United States

B1 Screw Threads Committee
Oct 04 2016 - Oct 06 2016 | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

B20 Standards Committee on Conveyors and Related Equipment
Oct 06 2016 | Key West, Florida, United States

Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers
Oct 12 2016 - Oct 13 2016 | Nashville, Tennessee, United States

B89 Measurement Metrology and Y14 Committee on Engineering Product Definition
Oct 12 2016 - Oct 21 2016 | Dallas, Texas, United States

BPV Committee on Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels, Reinforced Thermoset Plastic Corrosion Resistant Equipment Committee, and Subcommittee on FRP Piping
Oct 17 2016 - Oct 20 2016 | Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Pressure Vessels For Human Occupancy
Oct 17 2016 - Oct 20 2016 | Savannah, Georgia, United States

A120 Standards Committee
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 21 2016 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

A17 Hoistway & Emergency Operations Committee
Oct 24 2016 - Oct 27 2016 | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA)
Oct 24 2016 - Oct 27 2016 | Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

B5 Machine Tools Committees
Oct 25 2016 - Oct 29 2016 | Sarasota, Florida, United States

Standards Committee on Qualification of Mechanical Equipment (QME-1)
Oct 27 2016 | New York, New York, United States

A17 Earthquake Committee
Nov 08 2016 - Nov 09 2016 | Dallas, Texas, United States

V&V 10 Verification and Validation in Computational Solid Mechanics Committee
Nov 09 2016 - Nov 10 2016 | San Antonio, Texas, United States

BPV IV Heating Boiler Subgroups
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

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