Asme bpvc 2019

The BPVC is comprised of three main components:

Boiler and pressure vessels

Power Boilers

‒ Section I – Rules for Construction of Power Boilers
‒ Section VII – Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers

Heating Boilers

‒ Section IV – Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers
‒ Section VI – Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers

Pressure Vessels

‒ Section VIII – Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels

Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels

‒ Section X – Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels

Transport Tanks

‒ Section XII – Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks

Nuclear (including in service inspection)

Construction of Nuclear Facility Components & Nucluear Inservice
‒ Section III – Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components
‒ Section III Appendices
‒ Section XI – Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components

Service sections

Section II – Material Specifications
Section V – Nondestructive Examination
Section IX – Welding and Brazing Qualifications

Code Cases

‒ Boilers and Pressure Vessels

Two-year Revision Cycle

The 2019 edition of the ASME BPVC will be released in July 2019. Since 2013, the Code moved to a two-year revision cycle in which all addenda are included in each edition. This has proven to make handling revisions more practical for manufacturers and operators. ASME may still issue errata to the Code periodically between editions and these errata will be available at no charge through the IHS Markit Standards Store.

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Power Boilers

Section I: Rules for Construction of Power Boilers

This Section provides requirements for all methods of construction of power, electric, and miniature boilers, high emperature water boilers, heat recovery steam generators,
and certain fired pressure vessels to be used in stationary service, and power boilers used in locomotive, portable, and traction service. Rules pertaining to use of the V, A, M, PP, S and E ASME Product Certification Marks are also included. The rules are applicable to boilers in which steam or other vapor is generated at pressures exceeding 15 psig, and high temperature water boilers intended for operation at pressures exceeding 160 psig and/or temperatures exceeding 250 degrees F. Superheaters, economizers, and other pressure parts connected directly to the boiler without intervening valves are considered as part of the scope of Section I.

Referenced Standards
‒ B1.20.1 - Pipe Threads, General Purpose, Inch
‒ Twelve Standards from the B16 Series on pipe flanges and fittings
‒ B18.1.2 - Large Rivets 1/2 Inch Nominal Diameter and Larger
‒ B31.1 - Power Piping
‒ B36.10M - Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe
‒ CA-1 - Conformity Assessment Requirements

Summary of 2019 Key Changes for Section I
‒ Developed a new Non-mandatory Appendix for fabrication of Dissimilar Metal Welds (DMW) for CSEF steel to austenitic materials.
‒ Section PW-38 rewritten, incorporating Non-Mandatory Appendix A-100, detailed rules for preheating and inter-pass temperatures, as well as interruption of welding and preheat.
‒ Replaced elements describing Authorized Observer and aboratory Quality Control System requirements with applicable references to ASME CA-1.

Section VII: Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers

The purpose of these recommended guidelines is to promote safety in the use of power boilers. The term “power boiler” in this Section includes stationary, portable, and traction type boilers, but does not include locomotive and high temperature water boilers, nuclear power plant boilers, heating boilers, pressure vessels, or marine boilers. This Section provides such guidelines to assist those directly responsible for operating, maintaining, and inspecting power boilers. Emphasis has been placed on industrial type boilers because of their extensive use. Guidelines are also provided for operation of auxiliary equipment and appliances that affect the safe and reliable operation of power boilers.

Referenced Standards

‒ B1.20.1 - Pipe Threads, General Purpose, Inch
‒ Twelve Standards from the B16 Series on pipe flanges and fittings
‒ B31.1 - Power Piping
‒ B36.10M - Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe
‒ PTC 25 - Pressure Relief Devices
‒ QAI-1 - Qualifications for Authorized Inspection
‒ CA-1 - Conformity Assessment Requirements

Summary of 2019 Key Changes for Section VII
A total rewrite of Section VII was published with the 2015 Edition of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code. There were no major changes to Section VII in the 2019 Edition.

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Heating Boilers

Section IV: Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers

This Section provides requirements for design, fabrication, installation and inspection of steam heating, hot water heating, hot water supply boilers, and potable water heaters intended for low pressure service that are directly fired by oil, gas, electricity, coal or other solid or liquid fuels. It contains appendices which cover approval of new material,
methods of checking safety valve and safety relief valve capacity, examples of methods of checking safety valve and safety relief valve capacity, examples of methods of calculation and computation, definitions relating to boiler design and welding, and quality control systems. Rules pertaining to use of the H, HV, and HLW ASME Product Certification Marks are also included.

Referenced Standards
‒ Seven Standards from the B16 Series on pipe flanges and fittings
‒ B36.10M - Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe

Summary of 2019 Key Changes for Section IV
‒ Stress values for SA-268 S44400 & TP349 Materials were added in Table HF-3001.
‒ Added language to parts HC-403, HC-520, HA-404 and HA-504 to allow for the use of electronic signatures.
‒ Guidance for the use of HLW or PRT designator together with the certification mark for marking parts was added.

Section VI: Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers

This Section covers general descriptions, terminology and operation guidelines applicable to steel and cast iron boilers limited to the operating ranges of Section IV Heating Boilers. It includes guidelines for associated controls and automatic fuel burning equipment. Illustrations show typical examples of available equipment. Also included is a glossary of terms commonly associated with boilers, controls, and fuel burning equipment.

Referenced Standards
‒ Seven Standards from the B16 Series on pipe flanges and fittings
‒ PTC 25 - Pressure Relief Devices
‒ QAI-1 - Qualifications for Authorized Inspection
‒ CA-1 - Conformity Assessment Requirements

Summary of 2019 Key Changes for Section VI
‒ Para. 6.3, Mounting was updated to add consistent verbiage so that of BPV Section IV.
‒ F & T Trap high level “spill” was revised to Steam Trap (optional) in Figure 5.9.1.

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Pressure Vessels

Section VIII: Pressure Vessels

Section VIII, Division 1 - This Division of Section VIII provides requirements applicable to the design, fabrication, inspection, testing, and certification of pressure vessels operating at either internal or external pressures exceeding 15 psig. Such pressure vessels may be fired or unfired. Specific requirements apply to several classes of material used in pressure vessel construction, and also to fabrication methods such as welding, forging and brazing. It contains mandatory and non-mandatory appendices detailing supplementary design criteria, nondestructive examination and inspection acceptance standards. Rules pertaining to the use of the U, UM and UV ASME Product Certification Marks are also included.

Referenced Standards for Section VIII, Division 1

  • Five Standards from the B1 Series on screw threads

  • Thirteen Standards from the B16 Series on pipe flanges and fittings

  • Nine Standards from the B18 Series on hex bolts

  • B36.10M - Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe

  • B36.19M - Stainless Steel Pipe

  • NQA-1 - Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities

  • QAI-1 - Qualifications for Authorized Inspection

  • PCC-1 - Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly

  • PCC-2 - Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping

  • PTC 25 - Pressure Relief Devices

  • CA-1 - Conformity Assessment Requirements

Summary of 2019 Key Changes for Section VIII, Division 1

  • Paragraph U-2(g) of Div. 1, revised with rules to allow usage of Div. 2 for design methods not provided in Div. 1 as well as other recognized Standards or Codes. New
    Appendix 46 was created to provide a means for the designer to use the rules given in Div. 2.

  • Revised UG-14 to improve clarity, and to allow for the production of hollow cylindrical components with a greater range of diameters under qualifying conditions.

  • Nameplate markings between Divs. 1 and 2 have been aligned, by reducing the “construction type” markings that are mandatory on the nameplate for Section VIII.

  • Relaxation of post forming heat treatment rules in UCS-79 (Div. 1) and para. 6.1.2.3 (Div. 2) for thin wall pipe and tube after cold forming.

Section VIII, Division 2 - This Division of Section VIII provides requirements applicable to the design, fabrication, inspection, testing, and certification of pressure vessels operating at either internal or external pressures exceeding 15 psig. Such vessels may be fired or unfired. This pressure may be obtained from an external source or by the application of heat from a direct or indirect source, or any combination thereof. These rules provide an alternative to the minimum requirements for pressure vessels under Division 1 rules. In comparison to Division 1, Division 2 requirements on materials, design, and nondestructive examination are more rigorous; however, higher design stress intensify values are permitted. Division 2 rules cover only vessels to be installed in a fixed location for a specific service where operation and maintenance control is retained during the useful life of the vessel by the user who prepares or causes to be prepared the design specifications. These rules may also apply to human occupancy pressure vessels typically in the diving industry. Rules pertaining to the use of the U2 and UV ASME Product Certification Marks are also included.

Referenced ASME Standards for Section VIII, Division 2

  • API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 - Fitness-For-Service
  • Three Standards from the B1 Series on screw threads
  • Nine Standards from the B16 Series on pipe flanges and fittings
  • Four Standards from the B18 Series on hex bolts
  • B36.10M - Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe
  • B36.19M - Stainless Steel Pipe
  • NQA-1 - Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities
  • PCC-1 - Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly
  • PTC 25 - Pressure Relief Devices
  • QAI-1 - Qualifications for Authorized Inspection
  • CA-1 - Conformity Assessment Requirements

Summary of 2019 Key Changes for Section VIII, Division 2

  • Nameplate markings between Divs. 1 and 2 have been aligned, by reducing the “construction type” markings that are mandatory on the nameplate for Section VIII.

  • Relaxation of post forming heat treatment rules in UCS-79 (Div. 1) and para. 6.1.2.3 (Div. 2) for thin wall pipe and tube after cold forming.

  • Added new subparagraphs 2.2.2 and 2.3.1.3 in Div. 2, permitting pressure vessels being designed and constructed to the same design specifications to follow a single UDS, and their compliance to the UDS.

Section VIII, Division 3 - This Division of Section VIII provides requirements applicable to the design, fabrication, inspection, testing, and certification of pressure vessels operating at either internal or external pressures generally above 10,000 psi. Such vessels may be fired or unfired. This pressure may be obtained from an external source, a process reaction, by the application of heat from a direct or indirect source, or any combination thereof. Division 3 rules cover vessels intended for a specific service and installed in a fixed location or relocated from work site to work site between pressurizations. The operation and maintenance control is retained during the useful life of the vessel by the user who prepares or causes to be prepared the design specifications. Division 3 does not establish maximum pressure limits for either Section VIII, Divisions 1 or 2, nor minimum pressure limits for this Division. Rules pertaining to the use of the UV3 ASME Product Certification Marks are also included.

Referenced Standards for Section VIII, Division 3

  • API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 - Fitness-For-Service

  • B1.1 - Unified Inch Screw Threads (UN and UNR Thread Form)

  • B16.5 - Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings: NPS 1/2 through NPS 24 Metric/Inch Standard

  • B18.2.2 - Nuts for General Applications: Machine Screw Nuts, Hex, Square, Hex Flange, and Coupling Nuts (Inch Series)

  • B18.2.6M - Metric Fasteners for Use in Structural Applications

  • B36.10M - Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe

  • B46.1 - Surface Texture (Surface Roughness, Waviness and Lay)

  • PTC 25 - Pressure Relief Devices

  • QAI-1 - Qualifications for Authorized Inspection

  • CA-1 - Conformity Assessment Requirements

  • PCC-3 - Inspection Planning Using Risk-Based Methods

Summary of 2019 Key Changes for Section VIII, Division 3

  • Created new Article KM-6 in Div. 3, to consolidate location of all material models used for analysis.

  • Design Guidance for Impulsively Loaded Vessels has been
    incorporated into Div. 3.

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Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels

Section X: Fiber-Reinforced plastic Pressure Vessels

This Section provides requirements for construction of an FRP pressure vessel in conformance with a manufacturer’s design report. It includes production, processing, fabrication, inspection and testing methods required for the vessel. Section X includes three Classes of vessel design; Class I and Class III - qualification through the destructive test of a prototype and Class II - mandatory design rules and acceptance testing by nondestructive methods. These vessels are not permitted to store, handle or process lethal fluids. Vessel fabrication is limited to the following processes - bag-molding, centrifugal casting and filament-winding and contact molding. General specifications for the glass and resin materials and minimum physical properties
for the composite materials are given.

Referenced Standards

  • B1.1 - Unified Inch Screw Threads (UN and UNR Thread Form)
  • B1.20.1 - Pipe Threads, General Purpose, Inch
  • Nine Standards from the B16 Series on pipe flanges and fittings
  • B18.1.2 - Large Rivets 1/2 Inch Nominal Diameter and Larger
  • B18.2.2 - Nuts for General Applications: Machine Screw Nuts, Hex, Square, Hex Flange, and Coupling Nuts (Inch Series)
  • B36.10M - Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe
  • CA-1 - Conformity Assessment Requirements
  • PTC 25 - Pressure Relief Devices
  • RA-S - Standard for Level 1/Large Early Release Frequency Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Nuclear Power Plant Applications

Summary of 2019 Key Changes in Section X

  • The inspection process with regard to acoustic emission examination has been streamlined, but still provides a proper and meaningful inspection result. The changes are based on improved understanding of the inspection process gained through experience in assessing production vessels.

  • Currently, ASME Section X can be interpreted to allow intermediate valves between the vessel and the test gage. Compared to Section VIII, Division 1, that does not allow intermediate valves between the vessel and the test gage. Wording similar to Section VIII, Division 1 has been added.

  • The requirements for the qualification test for cyclic fatigue has been reduced to be more reflective of those in other industry standards that are less severe, yet have
    proven safe for over 25 years, since their incorporation in the early 1990’s. The previous requirements were unnecessarily severe, thus creating an artificial barrier to qualification of Section X Class III pressure vessels.

  • Requirements for Class III vessels with liners in stationary service to include use for additional materials. These vessels are routinely used for other fluids in addition to gaseous hydrogen.

  • Requirements for stress calculations clarified. The industry uses nominal properties and thicknesses when analyzing composites, not minimums. Use of minimum thickness and properties can lead to inaccurate results.

  • Fatigue test procedure revised to essentially address the issue that if the vessel was subject to some full cycles and some partial cycles, you could use the actual partial cycle rather than making all cycles full cycles.

  • Burst test procedure revised to set the maximum allowable pressurization rate at 200 psi/sec, which is common within the industry, and means to assure that the pressure is correctly measured. This pressurization rate is consistent with that for acoustic emission testing.

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Service Sections
Section II: Materials

  • Part A covers Ferrous Material;
  • Part B covers Nonferrous Material;
  • Part C covers Welding Rods, Electrodes, and Filler Metals; and
  • Part D covers Material Properties in both Customary and Metric units of measure.

Together, these four parts of Section II comprise a “service Code” to other BPVC Sections, providing material specifications adequate for safety in the field of pressure equipment. These specifications contain requirements for chemical and mechanical properties, heat treatment, manufacture, heat and product analyses, and methods of
testing.

Part A and Part B specifications are designated by SA or SB numbers, respectively, and are identical with or similar to those of specifications published by ASTM and
other recognized national or international organizations.

Part C specifications are designated by SFA numbers and are derived from AWS specifications.

Referenced Standards

  • Four standards from the B1 series on large fasteners

  • Six Standards from the B16 Series on pipe flanges and fittings

  • Ten Standards from the B18 Series on fasteners

  • B31.3 – Process Piping

  • B36.10M - Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe

  • B36.19M – Stainless Steel Pipe

Summary of 2019 Key Changes for Section II

  • Addition of 4 new “for information only” tables for BPV IV stress values (Tables 6A-6D), it is intended that they will become mandatory in the next edition.

  • Mandatory Appendix 5 in Section II, Part D was revised to include provision for wrought allowable stresses to be applied to HIP powder metallurgy material/components of the same grade in the time-independent range.

Section V: Nondestructive Examination

This Section contains requirements and methods for nondestructive examination which are referenced and required by other BPVC Sections. It also includes manufacturer’s examination responsibilities, duties of authorized inspectors and requirements for qualification of personnel, inspection and examination. Examination methods are intended to detect surface and internal discontinuities in materials, welds, and fabricated parts and components. A glossary of related terms is included.

Summary of 2019 Key Changes for Section V

  • A new Mandatory Appendix was created for Full Matrix Capture (FMC).

  • A new Nonmandatory Appendix was created for Examination of Welds using Full Matrix Capture (FMC).

  • Adoption of the 2016 Edition of ASNT SNT-TC-1a and a new Mandatory Appendix that outlines the exceptions and additional requirements noted.

  • Adoption of the 2016 Edition of ANSI/ASNT CP-189 and a new Mandatory Appendix that outlines the exceptions and additional requirements noted.

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Section IX: Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications

This Section contains rules relating to the qualification of welding, brazing, and fusing procedures as required by other BPVC Sections for component manufacture. It also
covers rules relating to the qualification and requalification of welders, brazers, and welding, brazing and fusing machine operators in order that they may perform welding,
brazing, or plastic fusing as required by other BPVC Sections in the manufacture of components. Welding, brazing, and fusing data cover essential and nonessential variables specific to the joining process used.

Summary of 2019 Key Changes for Section IX

  • Major addition to Table QW/QB-422: EN base metal grades were added to Table QW/QB-422 with the same P-number and Group-number previously assigned to the corresponding ASME adopted and modified EN material specifications designated with the SA/EN prefix.

  • Revisions to Tube-to-Tubesheet rules, including revising QW-193 and QW-288 to arrange essential variables into a tabular format for both procedure and performance qualifications. QW-303.5 has been replaced by a new paragraph in QW-387.Variables were added or revised in Article IV to accommodate this revision as well.

  • The addition of qualification requirements for personnel supervising welding qualifications in Para QW-106.

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Bundles and Sets

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  • ASME B31.8 Piping Set
  • ASME B31 Series
  • ASME B16 Pipes & Fittings
  • ASME B1.20 Pipe Threads
  • ASME Energy Assessment
  • ASME BPVC Books Online
  • ASME Bioprocessing Set

Regional Boiler & Pressure Vessel Products

  • AD 2000 Code (DE)
  • CSA B51 (CA)
  • AFNOR NF EN 13445 (FR)
  • BS EN 13445 Series (UK)
  • BS PD 5500 (UK)
  • DIN EN 13445 Series (DE)
  • JIS B 8200 Series (JP)
  • JIS PRESSURE VESSELS HDBK (JP)

Guides and Handbooks

  • ASME Companion Guide V1
  • ASME Companion Guide V2
  • ASME Design & Analysis
  • ASME Power Boilers Guide
  • ASME Guidebook for the Design of
  • ASME Section VIII Pressure Vessels
  • ASME B31.3 Guide
  • Pressure Vessel Handbook

Inspection Codes & Standards

  • NBBI NB 23 (NBIC)
  • API 510
  • API RP 572
  • API RP 573
  • Welding
  • API STD 1104
  • AWS D1.1/D1.1M
    Other Pressure Vessel Standards
  • API 01.04
  • NACE TM0284
  • NFPA 85

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