Edited by K.R. Rao
This third edition of the Companion Guide of ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel and Piping Codes has been updated to the current (2007) Code Edition. Since the first edition, a total of 140 authors have contributed to this publication, and in this edition there are 107 contributors of which 51 are new authors. Several of the new contributors are from countries around the world that use ASME B&PV Codes, with knowledge of ASME Codes, in addition to expertise of their own countries’ B&PV Codes. All of these authors who contributed to this third edition considerably updated, revised or added to the content matter covered in the second edition to address current and future trends as well as dramatic changes in the industry.
The first two volumes covering Code Sections I through XI address organizational changes of B&PV Code Committees and Special topics relating to the application of the Code. Volume 1 covers ASME Code Sections I through VII, B31.1 and B31.3 Piping Codes. Volume 2 has chapters addressing Code Sections VIII through XI, refurbished with additional code material consistent with the current 2007 Code edition. ASME Code Section VIII Division 2 was completely rewritten, and that effort has been captured in this publication. Notable updates included in this Volume relate to maintenance rule, accreditation, dynamic loads, functionality, operability criteria, fluids, pipe vibration analysis, code design and evaluation for cyclic loading for Code Sections III and VIII.
Volume 3 addresses Code Section XII and issues for the success of current and the next generation of Nuclear Reactors and Internals, License Renewal, Public Safety, PRA and Spent Fuel Pool-related issues. The impact of globalization and inter-dependency of ASME B&PV Codes is recognized in this volume, by inclusion of several countries that own and operate nuclear reactors or have nuclear steam supply vendors and fabricators that use ASME B&PV Code Sections I through XII. This information is meant to benefit international users of ASME Codes with authors covering East and West European countries, Africa, Asia, in addition to the USA and Canada.
A unique feature of this publication is the inclusion of all author biographies and an introduction that synthesizes every chapter, along with an alphabetical listing of indexed terms.
Publish Date: 2009
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Table of Contents
PART 6: SECTION V OF B&PV CODE NDE
CHAPTER 20 - Nondestructive Examination (NDE), Jon E. Batey
PART 7: SECTION VIII — RULES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PRESSURE VESSELS
CHAPTER 21 - Section VIII–Division 1: Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels, Urey R. Miller and Thomas P. Pastor.
CHAPTER 22 - Section VIII: Division 2 — Alternative Rules, David A. Osage, Clay D. Rodery, Guido G. Karcher, Thomas P. Pastor, Robert G. Brown, and Philip A. Henry
CHAPTER 23 - Section VIII, Division 3 — Alternative Rules for Construction of High-Pressure Vessels, J. Robert Sims, Jr .
CHAPTER Appendix to Part 7: Safety of Personnel Using Quick-Activating Closures on Pressure Vessels and Associated Litigation Issues, Roger F. Reedy
PART 8: SECTION IX OF B&PV CODE —WELDING AND BRAZING QUALIFICATIONS
CHAPTER 24 - Welding and Brazing Qualifications, Joel G. Feldstein
PART 9: SECTION X OF B&PV CODE
CHAPTER 25 - Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels And ASME Rtp-1 — Reinforced Thermoset Plastic Corrosion-Resistance Equipment, Peter Conlisk
PART 10: SECTION XI OF B&PV CODE — RULES FOR INSERVICE INSPECTION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANT COMPONENTS
CHAPTER 26 - Overview of Section XI Stipulations, Owen Hedden
CHAPTER 27 - Repair/Replacement Activities for Nuclear Power Plant Items, Richard E. Gimple
CHAPTER 28 - Section XI: Rules for Inservice Inspection and Tests of Nuclear Power Plant
Components, Richard W. Swayne
CHAPTER 29 - Section XI Flaw Acceptance Criteria and Evaluation Using Code Procedures, Russell C. Cipolla
CHAPTER 30 - IWE and IWL, Robert F. Sammataro and Jim E. Staffiera
CHAPTER 31 - Fatigue Crack Growth, Fatigue, and Stress Corrosion Crack Growth:
Section XI Evaluation, Warren H. Bamford
PART 11: SPECIAL TOPICS RELATED TO B&PV CODE
CHAPTER 32 - The Maintenance Rule, C. Wesley Rowley and John D. Stevenson
CHAPTER 33 - History of the Code Rules for Accreditation, Certification, and Related Issues, Marcus N. Bressler
CHAPTER 34 - Perspective on Cyclic, Impact, and Inpulse Loads, John D. Stevenson and Michael A. Porter
CHAPTER 35 - Functionality and Operability Criteria, Stephen R. Gosselin and Guy H. DeBoo
CHAPTER 36 – Fluids, Frederick J. Moody
CHAPTER 37 - Pipe Vibration Testing and Analysis, David E. Olson
CHAPTER 38 - Stress Intensification Factors, Stress Indices, and Flexibility Factors, Everett C. Rodabaugh
CHAPTER 39 - Code Design and Evaluation for Cyclic Loading — Sections III and VIII, W. J. O'Donnell
CHAPTER 40 - Bolted-Flange Joints and Connections, William J. Koves