In the event there is an urgent need for alternative rules concerning materials, construction, or in-service inspection activities not covered by existing Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code rules, or for early implementation of an approved Code revision, ASME may issue a Code Case. Code Cases are effective immediately upon ASME approval and do not expire.
Requests for Code Cases
Requests for Code Cases shall provide a Statement of Need and Background Information. The urgency of the Code Case must be defined and it must be confirmed that the request is in connection with equipment that will be ASME stamped, with the exception of Section IX applications. The proposed Code Case should identify the Code Section and Division, and be written as a Question and a Reply in the same format as existing Code Cases. Requests for Code Cases should also indicate the applicable Code Editions and Addenda to which the proposed Code Case applies.
Requests for Code Cases shall be submitted as noted in the Submittal of Technical Inquiries to the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Standards Committees section seen within each of the BPVC publications.
Approved Code Cases
Approved Code Cases are published quarterly in two categories: Boiler and Pressure Vessels (CC-BPV) and Nuclear (CC-NUC). Users may purchase individual Code Cases at any time, using the Use of ASME Copyrighted Information service. Or they may subscribe to receive full sets of Code Cases (CC-BPV or CC-NUC) as they are published for the duration of that BPVC edition's cycle.
2013 Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code Case Indexes (Supplement 4)
2013 Nuclear (NUC) Code Case Indexes (Supplement 4)