Issue 27 - Spring 2017

May 15, 2017

Standards & Certification


Spring 2017 EDITION

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

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ASME Standards & Certification Announces Melvin R. Green Medal Recipient

Paul D. Edwards, Vice President of WECTEC Global Project Services Inc., was selected as the recipient of Standards & Certification’s most prestigious award, the Melvin R. Green Codes and Standards Medal. Mr. Edwards was cited for championing ASME Standards & Certification actions and improvements; most notably the development of new products and programs, such as the CA-1, Conformity Assessment Requirements standard and the Parts (PRT) Certification Program, in addition to his contributions to and leadership of numerous ASME technical and conformity assessment committees. Mr. Edwards has been involved in over 20 different ASME committees, 7 officer positions and participation at both the Board on Conformity Assessment and Council on Standards and Certification over his 34 year volunteer career. He will be presented the award at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) Honors Assembly held November 6, 2017 in Tampa, FL.

For additional information on developing a submission or to view the full listing of recipients, visit ASME’s Honors & Awards webpage.

ASME Workshop On Advanced Monitoring, Diagnostic, and Prognostic Technologies

On June 8-9, 2017, following the ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), ASME will be hosting a workshop on Advanced Monitoring, Diagnostic, and Prognostic Technologies. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together key subject matter experts to identify manufacturing needs with respect to advanced monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies, collectively known as prognostics and health management (PHM), along with ways of verifying and validating their performance to enhance maintenance and control strategies within manufacturing operations at the factory-floor.

For more information contact Donnie Alonzo (+1.212.591.8034).

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 June 1, 2017.

For more information about the Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards, contact Joseph Brzuszkiewicz (+1.212.591.8533)

ASME Safety Codes and Standards Attends CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

On March 7-11, ASME exhibited and conducted training sessions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. CONEXPO-CON/AGG is one of the largest international gatherings for construction industries with over 128,000 in attendance for the event that featured exhibits of the latest innovations in construction equipment, products, and services.

Patricia Reddington at ASME CONEEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Booth

Patricia Reddington, Director of Safety Codes and Standards and Kathryn Hyam, Project Engineering Advisor, represented ASME at the event to highlight ASME construction standards, including the current updates to the B30 Crane standards; P30.1, Planning for Load Handling Activities standard; and the newly translated Spanish version of the B30.5, Mobile and Locomotive Crane standard. Along with the exhibit, the event also featured educational sessions led by ASME standards development committee members and ASME staff.

For more information, contact Kathryn Hyam (+1.212.591.8704).

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ASME Makes Strides in Spanish Language Translation of Popular B30.5 Standard

As part of its ongoing efforts to better serve global markets, ASME recently published a Spanish language edition of ASME B30.5-2014, Mobile and Locomotive Cranes (Grúas Ferroviarias y Móviles) standard. The first Board on Safety Codes and Standards translation, along with a glossary of terminology related to the B30.5 standard, will serve to streamline future translations of additional B30 standards.

For more information, contact Donnie Alonzo (+1.212.591.8034).



PVP Failure Mode Case Study Series led by PVP Code Experts

From August 9-11, 2017, ASME will host a series of case study workshops addressing the fundamentals of damage mechanisms, their causes and characteristics, methods of inspection to detect the extent of damage, and the methods and criteria to evaluate the component's fitness-for-service.

This program is an essential resource for engineers, inspectors, and regulators who desire a practical roadmap for making run-or-repair and operability decisions based on the sound application of ASME and API standards, industry regulations, and engineering practice. Participants can elect to attend any number of workshops or attend all seven over two and a half days.

  • August 9, 2:00-4:00 PM PVP Integrity Assessment and Repair Using ASME/API Codes, an Overview
  • August 10, 8:00-10:00 AM Failure Mode Case Study 1: General Metal Loss Corrosion
  • August 10, 10:30-12:30 PM Failure Mode Case Study 2: Local Thin Area
  • August 10, 1:15-3:15 PM Failure Mode Case Study 3: Pitting Corrosion
  • August 10, 3:30-5:30 PM Failure Mode Case Study 4: Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • August 11, 8:00-10:00 AM Failure Mode Case Study 5: Flow-Induced Vibration in Pipes
  • August 11, 10:30-12:30 PM Failure Mode Case Study 6: Waterhammer Damage in Pipes

For more information about the PVP Failure Mode Case Study Series, contact Jennifer Delda (+1.212.591.7108).


Interested in broadening your technical know-how? Download the latest ASME Training & Development course catalogue or the Autumn 2017 course calendar – or visit us on the web.



University of Texas in Austin Students Attend B30.3 Meeting

B30.3 Subcommittee meeting at UT Austin. Seated (l. to r.) members Manfred Kohler, Jim Wiethorn, Mike Heacock, Tony Lusi, Dan Durrett, Yuanshen Ji (PHD student), Peter Juhren, Kenny Shinn and Dave Ritchie; and students from the Construction Engineering program.

On April 12, 2017 in Austin, Texas, the ASME B30.3 Tower Cranes subcommittee held its meeting at the University of Texas in Austin (UT Austin) with students from the Construction Engineering program present. In addition to discussing upcoming revisions to the B30.3 standard, committee members shared their experiences with the students on the use of standards in their careers and why it is important to contribute to the standards development process.

The following day, Kathryn Hyam, ASME staff, presented information about the ASME standards development process focusing on B30 standards. The presentation initiated conversations about the current requirements for operator certification in the United States and how the standards are used by regulatory agencies. B30 committee members Jim Wiethorn and Peter Juhren were on hand to offer their insights on these topics.

For more information, contact Kathryn Hyam (+1.212.591.8704).

ASME Participates in Be an Engineer at the Engineering Expo

Patricia Reddington (r.), Director of Safety Codes and Standards and James Pero (l.), Advertising & Sponsorship Sales Representative manning the ASME booth

On April 2, 2017, for the second straight year ASME was among the over 100 colleges, engineering firms and professional societies participating in the Be an Engineer at the Engineering Expo held at White Plains High School in White Plains, NY. Be an Engineer at the Engineering Expo was established in 2003 as an annual event drawing high school and middle school students and their parents looking to learn about educational opportunities in engineering.

ASME staff Patricia Reddington, Director of Safety Codes and Standards; Geraldine Burdeshaw, Project Engineering Advisor; and James Pero, Advertising & Sponsorship Sales Representative represented ASME at this year’s event. Students were enlightened about engineering as a profession and how standards and certification are an important part of engineering and vital to the safe and efficient operation of virtually every part of all infrastructures.


Geraldine Burdeshaw, Project Engineering Advisor interacting with participants at the 2017 Engineering EXPO

For more information, visit ASME’s Career & Education and Standards & Certification Hubpages.

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

Joint Board on Pressure Technology (BPTCS)/ Board on Nuclear (BNCS)
Jun 06 2017 - Jun 07 2017 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

ASME Annual Meeting
Jun 09 2017 - Jun 14 2017 | Newport Beach, California, United States

A17 Hoistway & Emergency Operations Committee
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 15 2017 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pressure Vessels For Human Occupancy
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 22 2017 | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping System
Jun 20 2017 - Jun 22 2017 | Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Committee on Nuclear Air and Gas Treatment
Jul 18 2017 - Jul 20 2017 | Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Subgroup on High Pressure Vessels (Section VIII Division 3)
Jul 19 2017 - Jul 20 2017 | Waikoloa, Hawaii, United States

Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE)
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 14 2017 | Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Standards Committee on Cranes for Nuclear Facilities
Sep 12 2017 - Sep 15 2017 | Portland, Maine, United States

B30 Cranes Standards Committee and Subcommittees
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 21 2017 | Bloomington, Minnesota, United States

B31 Pressure Piping and Nonmetallic Committees Code Week
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 22 2017 | Vancouver, Washington, United States

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