Issue 34 - Winter 2019
Jan 31, 2019
Standards & Certification Update
Winter 2019 EDITION
A quarterly newsletter to keep you informed about ASME Standards & Certification activities
ASME Standards & Certification to Host Free Webinars on Volunteer Training
On Thursday, March 14, 2019, 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 to be presented include:
Standards development committee structures and processes
Overview of C&S Connect
Expectations and benefits of volunteering
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT, ASME S&C will host a webinar on the ASME Standards and Certification Leadership and Training Modules. The webinar is targeted to S&C committee members or members of the public interested in learning about the standards development process along with the roll of staff and volunteers. Key topics to be presented include:
Consensus process for standards development
ASME staff and volunteer roles and responsibilities
For more information, contact Carlton Ramcharran (+1.212.591.7955).
ASME Verification and Validation Symposium
On May 15-17, 2019, ASME will host the 8th 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 training seminars will be held prior to the symposium on May 13-14, 2019.
For more information, contact Kathryn Hyam (+1.212.591.8704).
ASME Publishes New Draft Standard for Trial Use on Fusion Energy Devices
In order to better serve the global fusion community, ASME has recently released ASME FE.1-2018 Rules for Construction of Fusion Energy Devices, a draft Standard which provides requirements for the construction of fusion energy devices. These requirements cover fusion‐energy‐related components such as vacuum vessels, cryostats, and superconducting magnet structures and the interactions of these components. Developed by the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Standards Committee on Construction of Nuclear Facility Components and its Subgroup on Fusion Energy Devices (BPV III), the purpose of its issuance is to allow the global fusion community an opportunity to work with these proposed requirements and provide needed input and revisions for the future development of this document as the evolution of fusion power with its new technologies and experiences continues to develop.
ASME has issued the new document as a Draft Standard for Trial Use, furthering the invitation for public comment and requests for revision. To ensure the highest quality Standards, comments and user experience during the trial use period will be taken into consideration prior to the standard being formally submitted to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for acceptance as an American National Standard.
For more information, contact Allyson Byk (+1.212.591.8539).
ASME Forms New Standards Committee on Mobile Unmanned Systems (MUS)
In response to developments in the mobile unmanned systems industry, ASME has recently established the Mobile Unmanned Systems (MUS) Standards Committee and is currently seeking new members. The MUS Standards Committee has been chartered with developing standards and guidelines that provide for the safe and reliable application of MUS used to inspect, monitor, and maintain industrial facilities and power plants as well as equipment, transmission lines, and pipelines. The MUS Standards Committee will oversee three subcommittee activities that include use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), crawlers/ground robotics, and submersibles for inspection.
Currently, the UAS for Inspection subcommittee has been established and meets in-person four times a year at ASME’s Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Week as well as via teleconferences in between the in-person meetings. Two additional subcommittees will be established in the future to focus on crawlers/ground robotics and submersibles. ASME is currently soliciting subject matter experts and affected stakeholders to help support these efforts.
For more information, contact Luis Pulgarin (+1.212.591.8584).
ASME Publishes New Standard for Y14.47-2019 Model Organization Practices
ASME recently published Y14.47-2019 Model Organization Practices, developed under the Y14 Engineering Product Definition and Related Documentation Practices Standards Committee. This Standard establishes a schema for organizing three-dimensional (3D) models and other associated information within the context of digital product definition data. This standard provides a set of requirements and guidelines for the computer-aided design (CAD) user and is intended to be the foundation for design development efforts in a model-based enterprise (MBE).
For more information, contact Fred Constantino (+1.212.591.8684).
ASME Publishes New Standard for AED-1-2018 Aerospace and Advanced Engineering Drawings
In an ongoing effort to harmonize design requirements in the aerospace industry, ASME has recently published AED-1-2018 Aerospace and Advanced Engineering Drawings. Developed by the AED Standards Committee on Aerospace and Advanced Engineering Drawings, this Standard provides a method to document requirements that are common across aerospace and other industries that use advanced manufacturing technologies. It offers symbologies, terminologies, and concepts to enhance the understanding and abilities of those who create and use design documentation. The goal of this Standard is to provide a common documentation methodology which will decrease design and manufacturing costs as well as improve quality. This Standard is intended to function as a supplement to the ASME Y14 series, allowing the use of defined symbologies, terminologies, and concepts until adopted by the associated ASME Y14 subcommittee.
For more information, contact Lawrence Chan (+1.212.591.7052).
Model-Based Enterprise Standards Committee Recommendation Report Developed
On February 28, 2018, the ASME Council on Standards and Certification approved the creation of a new Standards Committee on Model Based Enterprise (MBE). Initially, 10 members from industry, government, and academia were appointed to a Steering Group (SG) with the purpose of developing expert recommendations on the direction and organizational structure of the MBE Standards Committee, subcommittees, and associated standards. The Model-Based Enterprise Standards Committee Recommendation Report contains the proposals developed by the SG for the direction, activities, and priorities of the ASME MBE Standards Committee. The report also provides a brief background of and motivation for MBE and proposes a methodology for developing the MBE standards using a model-based approach.
MBE represents a paradigm shift occurring in the way industry communicates and uses technical information today. A MBE is an organization that uses digital, model-based communication and definition mechanisms as a way to work more efficiently than using 2D drawings. This is a key concept as production capability and capacity are critical components in any product-producing enterprise, but they are often plagued by layers of redundant disconnected data, quality challenges, information discrepancies, and incomplete product definitions. MBE enables an integrated and comprehensive approach to communicate, define, and represent complex phenomena.
ASME is currently soliciting subject matter experts and affected stakeholders to help support these efforts.
For more information about Model-Based Enterprise Standards Committee Recommendation Report, contact Fredric Constantino (+1.212.591.8684).
ASME Hosts Nuclear Standards & Certification Workshop in India
On January 4-6, 2019, ASME hosted a Nuclear Codes & Standards Workshop and Meetings in Mumbai, India. The event was attended by over 100 industry professionals and consisted of two days of workshops, followed by an International Working Group (IWG) meeting on the third day. The first day of the event included presentations on ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) Section XI, In-service Inspection and Testing of Nuclear Power Plant Components, and current and future Indian nuclear power programs and in-service inspection and testing. The second day included presentations on ASME BPVC Section III, Construction of Nuclear Facility Components, ASME Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA) standard, and Indian new nuclear projects and ASME BPVC Section III uses. Both workshops featured speakers and panelists that included both ASME BPVC Standards Committee volunteers, ASME staff and leading subject matter experts from India’s nuclear industry.
The ASME BPV Section III India International Working Group (IWG) met on the third day to discuss committee training and open India IWG items with the ASME BPVC Section III liaison, Ed Pleins. ASME is looking to expand their IWG opportunities to those interested in participating on future ASME BPVC Section XI and Nuclear Quality Assurance IWGs in India.
Madhukar Sharma, Head of ASME India Ltd., Rabindra Sen, BPVC Section III India IWG Chair, Scott Kulat, BPVC Section XI Vice Chair, Kathryn Hyam, ASME S&C Project Engineering Manager, Ed Pleins, BPVC III Member, Braham Parkash, BPVC Section III India IWG Vice Chair, Anand Bagdare, BPVC India IWG Section III Staff Secretary, Lauren Powers, ASME S&C Project Engineering Advisor, and Jaya Jain.
ASME Hosts Workshop on Y14 Standards in India
On January 7 & 9, 2019, ASME hosted an Y14 Standards Workshop in Pune and Bangalore, India. The events were attended by ASME geometric dimensioning and tolerancing professionals. Madhukar Sharma, ASME India, and Kate Hyam, ASME Project Engineering Manager, provided presentations on the ASME standards development process and the current portfolio of Y14 standards, including an overview of the updates to the recently published Y14.5-2018 edition. Additionally, participants discussed the proposed formation of a Y14 International Working Group in India to provide international participants with the opportunity to have a voice in the standards development process.
If you are interested in participating, contact Kathryn Hyam (+1.212.591.8704).
Kate Hyam, ASME Project Engineering Manager, with participants from the Y14 Standards Workshop.
ASME Publishes Spanish Language Translation of ASME B31.8-2016
As part of the continuous work of the Committee on ASME C&S in Spanish and ASME Subgroup on Piping and Pipelines in Spanish, ASME recently published Sistemas de Tuberías de Distribución y Transporte de Gas, a Spanish translation of ASME B31.8-2016 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems. This translated standard covers the design, fabrication, installation, inspection, and testing of pipeline facilities used for the transportation of gas. This translated standard also covers safety aspects of the operation and maintenance of those facilities.
For more information, contact Angel Guzman Rodriguez (+1.212.591.8018).
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
SPOTLIGHT ON – HONORS & AWARDS
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.
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
In addition, the following Standards & Certification volunteers have been distinguished as ASME Fellows.
Louis Bialy, Otis Elevator Company (Board on Safety Codes and Standards)
Michael Burshtin, AMTRAK (Rail Transit Vehicle Standards Committee)
Wavel Justice, Retired (Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants Standards Committee)
Glen Palmer, Palmer Group International, LLC (Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants Standards Committee)
Matt Taher, Bechtel (PTC 10 Compressors and Exhausters)
John Zudans, CHSM-Hill (Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards)
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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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
All meetings of ASME standards developing committees are free and open to the public.
A17 Ad Hoc Committee on Door Protection
A17 Emergency Operations & Hoistway Committees
A90 Safety Standard for Manlifts Committee
B31.12 Hydrogen Piping and Pipelines Section Committee
B16 Standardization of Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Gaskets Code Week
A17 Existing Installations, MRR, and Earthquake Safety Committees
CSDAFB Controls and Safety Devices of Automatically Fired Boilers Committee
NQA Nuclear Quality Assurance Committee
PTC 18 Hydraulic Prime Movers Committee
B31.3 Process Piping Committee
BPV Committee on Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels, Reinforced Thermoset Plastic Corrosion Resistant Equipment Committee, and NPPS Committees
B1 Screw Threads Committee
B89 Dimensional Metrology & Y14 Engineering Product Definition Committees
B40 Pressure and Temperature Instruments and Accessories Committee
ASME A17 Elevator Code Week
B31.1 Section Committee on Power Piping
B30, BTH, and P30 Standards Committees
Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) Committee