Issue 30 - Winter 2018

Feb 13, 2018

Standards & Certification


Winter 2018 EDITION

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

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What’s New

ASME Publishes New Draft Standard for Trial Use on Additive Manufacturing

As part of its ongoing efforts to better serve emerging technologies, ASME recently published Y14.46-2017, Product Definition for Additive Manufacturing [Draft Standard for Trial Use]. Developed under the Y14 Engineering Product Definition and Related Documentation Practices Standards Committee, this draft standard extends the Y14 series of standards to establish the definitions for model-based products for additive manufacturing. Y14.46 covers definitions of terms and features unique to additive manufacturing technologies with recommendations for their uniform specification in product definition data sets and related documents.

Y14.46 encompasses relevant additive manufacturing details including design, manufacturing, and quality engineering. This draft standard will help improve efficiency in manufacturing by providing a method on how to control product definition to the model by using annotations that are semantically associated to the feature geometry. Y14.46 provides definitions, symbols, rules, and guidelines pertaining to the numerous geometric characteristics essential for drafting and designing products and systems.

ASME has issued the new document as a “Draft Standard for Trial Use”, furthering the invitation for public comment and requests for revisions. To ensure the highest quality standards, comments and user experiences during the trial use period will be taken into consideration prior to being formally submitted to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for acceptance as an American National Standard.

For more information, contact Remington Richmond (+1.212.591.8404).

ASME Foundation Announces the Establishment of the Standards & Certification Scholarship

The ASME Foundation recently announced the launch of a Standards & Certification (S&C) pooled scholarship fund, the establishment of which has been approved by the Council on Standards & Certification. The objective of the ASME S&C Scholarship is to stimulate engineering student interests in standards and certification and the technologies addressed by those ASME activities, and to annually honor individuals involved in ASME S&C activities who have devoted their careers to the development and promulgation of ASME S&C programs. ASME S&C has pledged $200,000 to establish the scholarship fund.

Students receiving the scholarship are expected to participate in S&C meeting(s) related to their area of study, with financial aid granted through the scholarship. Initially one scholarship will be awarded with a goal of awarding four scholarships each year. Both U.S. and international students are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the ASME S&C Scholarship or to donate, contact Kris Dasgupta (+1.973.244.2308).

ASME Standards & Certification to Host Free Webinar on Volunteer Training

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 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 to be presented include:

Standards development committee structures and processes Overview of C&S Connect Expectations and benefits of volunteering

For more information and to register, contact Carlton Ramacharran (+1.212.591.7955).

ASME Verification and Validation Symposium

On May 16-18, 2018, ASME will host the 7th annual Verification and Validation (V&V) Symposium in Minneapolis, MN. 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. Participants are also encouraged to participate in the Challenge Problems and Iterative Errors on Unsteady Flow Simulations workshops.

For more information on the Verification and Validation Symposium, contact Kathryn Hyam (+1.212.591.8704).



PVP Failure Mode Case Study Series led by PVP Code Experts

From May 21-25, 2018, ASME will host a series of case study-based courses addressing the fundamentals of a damage mechanisms, their causes and characteristics, method of inspection to detect the extent of damage, and the methods and criteria to evaluate the component’s fitness-for-service. Rules and application of ASME and API standards as well as other industry regulations are discussed in making run-or-repair decisions.

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 over five days.

  • May 21 8:00am–5:00pm, PVP Integrity Assessment and Repair Using ASME/API Codes and Industry Regulations, an Overview
  • May 22 8:00am–5:00pm, Failure Mode: General Metal Loss Corrosion
  • May 23 8:00am–12:00pm, Failure Mode: Local Thin Areas
  • May 23 1:00pm–5:00pm, Failure Mode: Pitting Corrosion
  • May 24 8:00am–5:00pm, Failure Mode: Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • May 23-24 8:00am–5:00pm, Failure Mode: Piping Vibration
  • May 25 8:00am–5:00pm, Failure Mode: 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 theDevelopment Spring 2018 course calendar - or visit us on the web.



ASME Standards & Certification Announces Honors and Awards Recipients

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 2017 honors and awards recipients. ASME S&C would like to thank all of its standards and certification volunteers for their contributions and service.

Paul D. Edwards, Vice President at WECTEC Global Project Services Inc., was announced as the recipient of the Standards & Certification’s most prestigious award, the Melvin R. Green Codes and Standards Medal.  Mr. Edwards was cited for championing ASME S&C efforts, particularly the development of new products including the CA-1 standard, ASME Conformity Assessment Requirements; the (PRT) Parts Certification Program; and for outstanding contributions through service on numerous ASME technical and conformity assessment committees. Mr. Edwards has 44 years of experience in construction management, quality assurance/control, construction project services, and business development within the power industry. An ASME Fellow, Mr. Edwards has served on more than 20 ASME standards development committees, and nine standards and certification committee officer positions, and has participated on both the Board on Conformity Assessment and the Council on Standards and Certification.

2017 Patrick J. Higgins Medal recipient Thomas Charlton, Jr. (left) with Steven Phillips, Vice Chair of B89 Dimensional Metrology (right).

Thomas Charlton, Jr., Consultant at Charlton Associates, was announced as the recipient of the Patrick J. Higgins Medal. Mr. Charlton was cited for exemplary service and leadership in the development of numerous ASME standards on dimensional metrology, and tireless efforts to harmonize national and international efforts. Mr. Charlton has been a member of numerous B89 committees since 1992, currently serves as chair of the B89 Dimensional Metrology Committee, and serves as ex-officio member on the Board on Standardization and Testing. He was presented with the award at the ASME B89 Dimensional Metrology Standards Committee meeting on April 28, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.

Kevin Ennis, retired, was announced as the recipient of the Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes and Standards Award. Mr. Ennis was cited for outstanding service as long-term director of ASME Nuclear Codes and Standards, particularly for promoting an environment that facilitated new product development and acceptance worldwide. Mr. Ennis served as the ASME Director, Nuclear Codes and Standards from 2001-2015. Prior to his service at ASME, he was the Operations Manager at the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors from 1989-2001. He first started at ASME in 1982 as a staff secretary for several committees including: Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III (Nuclear Power), the Committee on Cranes for Nuclear Facilities (CNF), and the Committee on Qualification of Mechanical Equipment Used in Nuclear Power Plants (QME-1). He was presented with the award at ASME Headquarters in New York City on August 15, 2017.

2017 Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes and Standards Award recipient Kevin Ennis joined by his family.

Thomas K. Kirkpatrick, Director of Products & Services at McHale & Associates, Inc., was announced as the recipient of the Performance Test Codes Medal. Mr. Kirkpatrick was cited for outstanding leadership contributions to performance test codes, particularly testing programs for gas turbine inlet air-conditioning equipment and overall plant performance; and for service on various other PTC committees. Mr. Kirkpatrick has been a member of PTC 6.2 Steam Turbines in Combined Cycles since 2005 and currently serves as Chair of PTC 46 Overall Plant Performance Test. He was presented with the award at the ASME PTC Standards Committee meeting on June 29, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

David McColl, Senior Manager World Wide Codes Development, Otis Elevator Company, was announced as the recipient of the Safety Codes and Standards Medal. Mr. McColl was cited for outstanding leadership in the improvement of safety standards within A17 Elevators and Escalators and in the development of revisions to the A17.1 standard to include requirements for occupant evacuation operation for elevators. Mr. McColl has been a member of the A17 Hoistway committee since 1995 and currently serves as Chair on several committees including:  A17 CSA B44 Technical, A17 Editorial, A17 Emergency Operations, and A17 New Technology. He was presented with the award at the ASME A17 Committee meeting on October 6, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

2017 Safety Codes and Standards Medal recipient David McColl (left) Mr. Lou Bialy, Chair of the Board on Safety Codes and Standards (right).

Ronald W. Haupt, President of Pressure Piping Engineering Associates, Inc., was announced as the recipient of the J. Hall Taylor Medal. Mr. Haupt was cited for his leadership and distinguished service in the advancement and recognition of ASME standards for pressure equipment, and for technical contributions and eminent achievements in the standardization of piping and pressure vessel design and construction. Mr. Haupt has been a member of the B31.1 Power Piping section committee since 1973 and the B31.3 Process Piping section committee since 1984. He was presented with the award at the ASME B31 and Nonmetallic Pressure Piping Code Week, September 19, 2017 in Vancouver, Washington.

The Wilfred C. LaRochelle Conformity Assessment Award has been established in 2017 and will be awarded by the ASME Conformity Assessment Department in honor of the late Mr. Wilfred C. LaRochelle to recognize distinguished service in the area of conformity assessment. The award will be presented to an individual for their leadership, the establishment, advancement and promotion of ASME’s Product and Personnel Certification and Accreditation Programs.

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

Richard P. McIntyre, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (BPV Committee on Construction of Nuclear Facility Components (III))                                                             Davis L. Turner, Davis L Turner & Assoc., LLC (A17 Elevators and Escalators) Justin Voss, AES - Global Insurance (Committee on Turbine Water Damage Prevention (TWDP))

In addition, the following Standards & Certification volunteers have been distinguished as ASME Fellows

Benjamin Hantz, Valero Energy Corp. (BPV Committee on Pressure Vessels (VIII)) Yucheng Liu, Mississippi State University (V&V 50 Verification and Validation of Computational Modeling for Advanced Manufacturing) Weiju Ren, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Subgroup on Nonferrous Alloys (SC II)) Robert J. Stakenborghs, ILD Power (Working Group HDPE Materials (BPV III)) 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.

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Joint Committee on Nuclear Risk Management Feb 26 2018 - Mar 01 2018| Portland, Oregon, United States

Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards (BNCS) Mar 07 2018 - Mar 08 2018| Tampa, Florida, United States

Thermal Energy Storage Systems (TES) Standards Committee Teleconference Mar 15 2018, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

B16 Standardization of Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Gaskets Code Week Mar 19 2018 - Mar 22 2018| San Diego, California, United States

Controls and Safety Devices of Automatically Fired Boilers Apr 04 2018 - Apr 05 2018| New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

B31.3 Process Piping Committee Apr 09 2018 - Apr 11 2018| San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

B107 Hand Tools Standards Committee Apr 12 2018, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM| Rosemont, Illinois, United States

A120 Safety Requirements for Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance Standards Committee Apr 19 2018 - Apr 20 2018| San Diego, California, United States

BPV Committee on Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels, Reinforced Thermoset Plastic Corrosion Resistant Equipment Committee, and Nonmetallic Pressure Piping Systems (NPPS) Committees Apr 23 2018 - Apr 26 2018| San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

Measurement of Fluid Flow in Closed Conduits (MFC) Subcommittee and Standards Committee Apr 24 2018 - Apr 26 2018| Seattle, Washington, United States

PTC 18 Hydraulic Prime Movers Committee Apr 25 2018 - Apr 27 2018| Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Y14 Engineering Product Definition Committee Apr 28 2018 - May 04 2018| St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) Committee May 07 2018 - May 10 2018| San Diego, California, United States

A17 Elevator Code Week May 14 2018 - May 17 2018| Palm Springs, California, United States

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