Issue 26 - Winter 2017
Feb 13, 2017
Standards & Certification Update
Winter 2017 EDITION
A quarterly newsletter to keep you informed about ASME Standards & Certification activities
ASME Standards & Certification Announces the Development of the Conformity Assessment Award
Each year, ASME Standards & Certification (S&C) issues numerous honors and awards to recognize the contribution and service of individuals involved with its standards development activities. To ensure all S&C fields have the capability of recognition, a new award has been developed. The Wilfred C. LaRochelle Conformity Assessment Award has been established and awarded by the ASME Conformity Assessment Department in honor of the late Mr. Wilfred C. LaRochelle. The award was developed to recognize distinguished service in the area of conformity assessment and awarded to an individual for their leadership, the establishment, advancement and promotion of ASME’s Product and Personnel Certification and Accreditation Programs. The award is named for ASME volunteer Wilfred LaRochelle, who contributed 37 years to ASME Conformity Assessment activities including chairing 3 major Conformity Assessment committees.
For more information on the Wilfred C. LaRochelle Conformity Assessment Award, contact Matthew Vazquez (+1.212.591.8522).
ASME Standards & Certification to Host Free Webinars on Volunteer Training and Changes to the 2016 Edition of the B31.3 Process Piping Code
On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT, ASME Standards & Certification (S&C) will host a webinar focused on the ASME standards development process. The webinar is targeted to S&C committee members or members of the public interested in learning about the processes and tools used by ASME. Key topics include:
- Standards Development Committee Structures and Processes
- Overview of C&S Connect
- Expectations and Benefits of Volunteering
On Monday, April 3, 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT, ASME S&C will host a webinar focused on the 2016 edition of the B31.3, Process Piping Code. B31.3 has just been updated and the webinar will cover key topics including:
- Severe Cyclic Conditions
- MPa Allowable Stresses
- Expansion Joint Assembly
- Ultrasonic Examination Acceptance Criteria
- Category M Fluid Service Examination
- Leak Testing of Instrument Connections
- Leak Testing of Vacuum Systems
- Leak Testing of Assembled Piping
ASME Standards & Certification Announces Honors and Awards Recipients and Development of Conformity Assessment Award
Each year, ASME Standards & Certification (S&C) issues numerous honors and awards to recognize the contribution and service of individuals involved with its standards development activities. Below is a highlight of a few of the 2016 honors and awards recipients. ASME S&C would like to thank all of its standards and development volunteers for their contributions and service.
Frank Bakos, president of Frank Bakos Associates, was announced as the recipient of the Patrick J. Higgins Medal. Mr. Bakos was cited for outstanding dedication and effectiveness in developing and promoting a broad range of standards spanning geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and engineering specifications; and for consensus building leadership to align national and international standards development in these areas. As an ASME member, Bakos has been a member of the Society’s Y14.5 Subcommittee on Dimensioning and Tolerancing since 1983. He was presented with the award at the Y14 Standards Committee Meeting held May 2016.
Charles Bruny, was announced as the recipient of the Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes and Standards Award. Mr. Bruny was cited for key contributions to various codes and standards efforts as an active ASME committee member for more than 40 years; and for providing component design and analysis expertise to nuclear codes and standards colleagues. As an ASME member, Bruny began serving on Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code committees in 1974 as a member of the Task Force on Faulted Conditions. He was presented with the award at the Boiler Code Week held August 2016 in Washington D.C.
Matthew J. Dooley, consultant at Horizon Engineering, LLC, was announced as the recipient of the Performance Test Codes Medal. Mr. Dooley was cited for significant contributions to performance test codes, particularly for the testing of overall power plant performance; and for exceptional efforts in the area of steam generator performance testing. As an ASME member, Dooley began serving on Performance Test Codes (PTC-4) Fired Steam Generators since 1985. He will be presented with the award at the Performance Test Code Committee Week held June 2016 in Charlotte, NC.
Michael Mills, technical director at Liberty Mutual Insurance, was announced as the recipient of the Safety Codes and Standards Medal. Mr. Mills was cited for dedication to the enhancement of public safety in the load handling industry; and for leadership in improving load handling practices, and in the establishment of the P30 Committee and the development of the Planning for Load Handling Activities Standard. As an ASME member, Mills has been active on various standards committees since 2000. He was presented with the award at the P30 Committee meeting held October 25, 2016 in Dallas, TX.
Jon E. Batey, was announced as the recipient of the J. Hall Taylor Medal. Mr. Batey was cited for distinguished leadership and professionalism in the technical advancement of ASME codes and standards for nondestructive examination and post construction of pressure components; and for dedication to engineering and public safety as evidenced by committed service on ASME standards development committees. As an ASME Fellow, Batey has served on code committees since 1979. He was presented with the award at the Boiler Code Week held November 2016 in St. Louis, MO.
ASME Dedicated Service Awards – The award honors dedicated voluntary service to the Society marked by outstanding performance, demonstrated effective leadership, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness
Frank Michell, American Electric Power (PTC 23 Atmospheric Water Cooling Equipment)
In addition, the following Standards & Certification volunteers have been distinguished as ASME Fellows.
Ted Anderson, Team Inc. (ASME/API Joint Committee on Fitness for Service, Taskgroup on UG-20(f) (BPV VIII)) Debjyoti Banerjee, Texas A&M University (TES Safety Standards Committee for Thermal Energy Storage System) Russell Cipolla, Intertek AIM (BPV Committee on Nuclear Inservice Inspection (XI)) Kevin Dowding, Sandia National Laboratories (V&V Verification and Validation in Computational Modeling and Simulation) Nat Faransso, KBR (BPV Committee on Nondestructive Examination (V), Pressure Technology Post Construction Committee) Frank Michell, American Electric Power (PTC 23 Atmospheric Water Cooling Equipment) Tony Norton, Eastman (Subgroup on Heat Transfer Equipment (SC VIII)) David Osage, The Equity Engineering Group Inc. (ASME/API Joint Committee on Fitness for Service) Frank Sattler, Sattler Consultants Inc. (BPV Committee on Nondestructive Examination (V)) Darren Stang, Omax Corporation (Subgroup on High Pressure Vessels (SC VIII))
The grade of Fellow honors outstanding engineering achievement and is ASME’s highest level of membership.
For additional information on developing a submission or to view the full listing of recipients, visit ASME’s Honors & Awards webpage.
Standards & Certification International Working Group Activities
On March 22, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Section VIII Germany International Working Group (IWG) will hold its first meeting. The initial meeting will cover various topics including policies, procedures, expectations, and C&S Connect training. This will be BPV Section VIII Standards Committees third IWG, following the establishment of groups in China and Italy.
For more information, contact Steven Rossi (+1.212.591.7522).
On January 25, 2017 in Milan, Italy, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Section V Italy International Working Group (IWG) held its first meeting. BPV Section V Standards Committee members Wayne Hembree and Clyde May along with ASME staff. The initial meeting covered various topics including policies, procedures, expectations, and C&S Connect Training.
For more information, contact Joseph Brzuszkiewicz (+1.212.591.8533).
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
ASME Pressure Technology and Standards Master Class Training Week
Organized by ASME Training and Development, the Pressure Technology and Standards MasterClass Training Week is offered twice a year in the U.S. and twice a year in Europe. The program comprises multiple courses covering current technologies, codes and standards, as well as key issues relevant to today’s market. Presented by ASME code authorities and industry experts, the classes focus on the practical applications of technologies and codes that establish rules of safety governing the design, fabrication and inspection of pressure vessels and piping systems. The upcoming training weeks are:
- March 13-17, 2017 – Copenhagen, Denmark
- April 3-7, 2017 – Denver, Colorado
- June 19-23, 2017 – Milan, Italy
For more information about the Pressure Technology and Standards MasterClass Training Weeks, contact Jennifer Delda (+1.212.591.7108).Interested in broadening your technical know-how? Download the latest ASME Training & Development
SPOTLIGHT ON – STANDARDS & CERTIFICATION ACTIVITIES AT UPCOMING CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND SYMPOSIA
ASME to Conduct Training Sessions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017
ASME will be exhibiting and conducting two training sessions in the education track at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas, NV on March 7-11, 2017. CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the international gathering for construction industries convening every three years. The event features exhibits of the latest innovations in construction equipment, products, and services. Along with exhibits, the event also features extensive educational tracks covering a multitude of construction related topics. The ASME B30 Cranes and P30 Planning for Load Handling Activities standards will be highlighted within the Cranes, Rigging, and Aerial Lifts education track in two sessions and exhibited in booth #12596 in the Grand Lobby.
The Responsibilities of Onsite Personnel for Cranes session, held on March 8, will review the responsibilities and what their roles are on the job site as outlined in the ASME B30 standards.
The Planning Load Moves: ASME P30.1 and its Practical Application session, held on March 9, will offer an introduction to the ASME P30.1 standard and an interactive problem solving workshop showing how to identify the proper equipment and methods needed for a unique load handling assignment.
ASME Verification and Validation Symposium
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 - U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Pump and Valve Symposium
On July 16-19, 2017, ASME and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will host the 13th annual Pump and Valve (P&V) Symposium in Silver Spring, Maryland. The symposium will cover the latest issues, technology, developments and trends in pre-service and in-service testing of nuclear power plants. The P&V Symposium will examine issues from the perspective of the ASME Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants (O&M) Code and industry best practices. In addition, ASME O&M standards development volunteers and U.S. NRC representatives will hold opening and closing plenary sessions concerning power plant operation and maintenance.
ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference
On July 16-20, 2017, ASME will host the 51st annual Pressure Vessel and Piping (PVP) Conference in Waikoloa, HI. The conference is the premier international technical forum for participants to further their knowledge-base both from industry and academia in a variety of topics related to pressure vessel and piping technologies for the power and process industries.
In addition, several standards development activities will be occurring during the conference
- Planned session covering updates to ASME standards such as the 2017 edition of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
- Planned paper and panel sessions celebrating 20 years of ASME Section VIII Division 3, along with input from industry experts and highlights of major revisions to the 2017 edition
- Committee meeting of Section VIII Division 3, Subgroup on High Pressure Vessels (SG-HPV), during the conference (registration to the conference not needed to attend SG-HPV committee meetings)
For more information on Section VIII Division 3, Subgroup on High Pressure Vessels activities, contact Adam Maslowski (+1.212.591.8017).
ASME - U.S. Coast Guard Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards
On October 16-17, 2017, ASME and the United States Coast Guard will host the 5th ASME-U.S. Coast Guard Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards in Washington D.C. The theme of this year’s workshop is: Optimizing Marine Energy Resources. This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, governments and interested members of the public to gather for a technical exchange on areas of technology impacting the marine industry. In addition, leading experts will present on topics supporting facilitating acquisition, transport and use of energy resources, in areas such as the Artic, Gulf of Mexico, and Outer Continental Shelf. A call for papers is currently open, with abstracts due May 1, 2017.
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