Issue 33 - Fall 2018

Nov 1, 2018

Standards & Certification Update

Fall 2018 EDITION

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


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What’s New

ASME Launches New Standards Overview Video on

In order to better inform its many users and stakeholders, ASME has developed a video that provides an overview of the importance of standards and their development process. Touching on what sets us apart, the video highlights how ASME’s standards are globally recognized, accepted, objective, and trusted. It also focuses on ways ASME’s standards benefit businesses and aid industries in promoting public safety. This video serves as an introduction and resource for anyone wanting to learn more about ASME standards.

View the Standards Overview Video here.

ASME Foundation Awards First Standards & Certification Scholarship

The ASME Foundation recently awarded the first ASME Standards & Certification (S&C) Scholarship to Kyle Swoffer of Kettering University. 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, as well as to annually honor individuals involved in ASME S&C who have devoted their careers to the development and promulgation of ASME S&C programs.

One award is granted per year to an applicant currently enrolled in a mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, or related program. Award recipients are selected based on their scholastic ability and potential contribution to the mechanical engineering profession. 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. 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 Participates in the National Association of Elevator Contractors Expo

On September 27, 2018, ASME participated in NAEC’s 69th Annual Convention & 2018 Expo held in Atlantic City, NJ. The convention and expo is hosted annually by the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) and includes exhibits featuring the newest technology and products in the elevator industry. Geraldine Burdeshaw, ASME Standards & Certification Project Engineering Advisor, provided a presentation at the conference on the importance of ASME and standards, methods to communicate with ASME, as well as a few significant changes being implemented into the next edition of ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.

For more information about A17.1, contact Geraldine Burdeshaw (+1.212.591.5990)

Expansion of Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Activities

On July 2, 2018, ASME Board on Standardization and Testing approved the formation of the PHM Subcommittee on Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Prognostics for Manufacturing Operations, which will report to the Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing (MAM) Standards Committee. The formation of the subcommittee follows ASME’s work in developing a workshop on the topic in conjunction with a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Industry Forum. The subcommittee will develop guidelines that advance the design and implementation of 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. The subcommittee is welcoming new members to participate in the development of guidelines to facilitate the application of advanced monitoring and diagnostic technologies.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Donnie Alonzo (+212.591.8034).

Upcoming ASME Standards Activities in Conferences and 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. The symposium presents plenary sessions and technical sessions oriented by both application field and technical goal and approach. In addition, ASME’s V&V standards development committees will meet, and Challenge Problems and workshops will be held. Deadline date for paper abstracts is January 16, 2019 and abstracts for non-paper presentations is January 21, 2019.

On July 14-19, 2019, ASME will host the 53rd annual Pressure Vessel and Piping (PVP) Conference in San Antonio, TX. PVP is an international technical forum for participants to further their knowledge-base by being exposed to diverse topics, and exchange opinions and ideas both from industry and academia in a variety of topics related to pressure vessel and piping technologies for the power and process industries. At the conference information will be presented concerning the 2019 edition of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, new standards on nonmetallic piping, and continued discussions concerning design and analysis of high pressure equipment for oil and gas exploration and production.

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

For more information on the Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference, contact Jamie Hart (1.281.810.5453).


Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section IX Germany International Working Group Organizes Kickoff Meeting

On September 14, 2018, ASME commenced the establishment of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Section IX Germany International Working Group (IWG) with a kickoff meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany. Participants included newly appointed members of the IWG, as well as representatives from the BPV Section IX Standards Committee such as the Chair, Don Bowers, and Subcommittee on Materials Chair, Mike Bernasek. The initial meeting covered various topics including policies, procedures, expectations, and C&S Connect Training. The next meeting is scheduled for November 28, 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany following the November ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Week. Members of the BPV Section I Germany IWG and BPV Section VIII Germany IWG were present as well since their meetings coincided two days before. The Germany IWGs will continue to coordinate future meetings in Dusseldorf subsequent to ASME Boiler Code Weeks.

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Section IX Germany International Working Group (IWG)
From left to right: Jürgen Daldrup, Franz Wodke, Alexander Spangenberg, Bob McLaughlin, Britta Daume, Tobias Ludwig, Don Bowers, Elmar Floer, Michael Bernasek, Parvan Chavdarov, Uhlig Paul, Erika Lawson, Christopher Wiegelmann, Jörg Ribback.

For more information, contact Erika Lawson (+1.212.591.8094).


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SRB-1 Design, Installation, Maintenance, and Application of Ball Slewing Ring Bearings Developed by the Slewing Ring Bearings (SRB) Standards Committee, the purpose of this standard is to define standard methods to evaluate variables and establish practices for satisfactory performance in ball SRBs in oscillating or indexing applications. This will allow effective communication and exchange of data among the user, installer, and SRB manufacturer such that all parties understand each other’s requirements and have a common point of reference. This standard applies to slewing rings that do not require dynamic capacity life ratings. This is inclusive of four-point contact single-row and double-row ball bearings. Such bearings are used in, but not limited to, equipment such as hydraulic shovels, excavators, aerial platforms (man lifts), cranes, wind-power generators, building maintenance units (BMUs), and other equipment where one part of the structure must rotate with respect to another in an oscillating or indexing manner.

For more information, contact Angel Guzman Rodriguez (+1.212. 591.8018).

V&V 40 Assessing Credibility of Computational Modeling through Verification and Validation: Application to Medical Devices

Developed by the Verification and Validation in Computational Modeling and Simulation (V&V) Standards Committee, the purpose of this standard is to further expand on ASME’s validation and verification program and provide a framework for assessing the relevance and adequacy of completed V&V activities. This standard is intended to augment other standards that present V&V methodologies, such as ASME V&V 10 and ASME V&V 20. This standard will help users communicate the value of the completed V&V activities and establish the associated credibility of the computational model to support a decision. While the framework was developed specifically for medical devices, the V&V 40 subcommittee considers this standard to be general enough to be applied to other disciplines.

For more information, contact Ryan Crane (+1.212. 591.7004).

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V&V 30 Verification and Validation in Computational Simulation of Nuclear System Thermal Fluids Behavior Committee Meeting Nov 29 – Nov 30 2018|Atlanta, Georgia, United States

A17 Escalator & Moving Walk Committee Meeting Dec 05 2018| West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plant (OM) Standards Committee Dec 11 – Dec 14 2018| Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States

V&V 60 Verification and Validation of Computational Modeling in Energy Systems Subcommittee Meeting Dec 13 – Dec 14 2018 |Houston, Texas, United States

A17 Elevator Code Week Jan 07 – Jan 10 2019 | Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States

Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) Committee Meetings Jan 14 – Jan 17 2019| Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

B31.1 Section Committee on Power Piping Jan 21 – Jan 23 2019|New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping System Meeting Jan 22 – Jan 24 2019|Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States

A112/CSA Committee on Plumbing Material and Equipment Joint Meetings Jan 28 – Jan 31 2019|Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

B31 Qualification of Pipeline Personnel Technical Committee Feb 20 – Feb 21 2019 |San Diego, California, United States

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