ASME BPVC 2010 now available for pre-order

ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code – 2017 Edition


Produced by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) establishes the rules of safety – in relation to pressure integrity only – governing the design, fabrication and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels and of nuclear power plant components during construction. The aim of the rules is to provide a margin for deterioration in service.

BPVC has been published since 1914 and begins its next bi-annual publishing cycle with this 2017 Edition, available in hard copies or electronically.

Who is the code for?

BPVC 2017 will be suitable for those who’ve purchased it in the past, as well as users of PD 5500 and the BS EN 13445 series.

Also note that BPVC is international in scope, with more than 100,000 copies in use in 100 countries. In particular the boiler and pressure-vessel sections are considered essential within such industries as electric power-generation, petrochemicals, transportation and many others.

What does the code cover?

BPVC in its entirety includes 31 books and 17,000 pages covering industrial and residential boilers as well as nuclear reactor components, transport tanks and other forms of pressure vessels.

The requirements cover:

-          Power boilers

-          Heating boilers

-          Pressure vessels

-          Fiber-reinforced plastic pressure vessels

-          Construction of nuclear facility components

-          Rules of inservice inspection of nuclear power plant components

BPVC is also continually kept current by committees comprising more than 1,000 technical experts. This ensures that the Code is always being developed to reflect advancements in design, in materials and from the evidence of experience.

Where is the code used?

ASME BPVC is now adopted in part or in its entirety by all 50 states and numerous municipalities and territories of the United States and all the provinces of Canada. More than 100,000 copies of the BPVC are in use in 100 countries around the world, with translations in a number of international languages.

Currently half of the world’s nuclear power plants incorporate all or portions of ASME nuclear codes and standards in their construction, operation, and/or maintenance. Sixty nations generally recognize and apply the BPVC, while 30 of the 44 nuclear nations purchase their nuclear components to specifications contained within ASME’s nuclear codes and standards. The nuclear sections of the BPVC reflect the best-practices of industry, while contributing to more than a half-century of safety for the general public.

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What’s included in the ASME codes?

(£ GBP)
Early bird rates until 1 May 2017
Section I, Rules for Construction of Power Boilers
Section II, Materials

Part A, Ferrous Material Specifications (2 vols.) 

Part B, Nonferrous Material Specifications 578.55  
Part C, Specifications for Welding Rods, Electrodes, and Filler Metals
Part D, Properties (Customary)
Part D, Properties (Metric)
ASME 2:2017 KIT        £3,106.55  
Section III, Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components

Subsection NCA, General Requirements for Division 1 and Division 2
Subsection DIV 1 NB, Class 1 Components

Subsection NC, Class 2 Components
Subsection ND, Class 3 Components
Subsection NE, Class MC Components
Subsection NF, Supports
Subsection NG, Core Support Structures
Division 2, Code for Concrete Containments
Division 3, Containments for Transportation and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High Level Radioactive Material and Waste
Division 5, High Temperature Reactors
Section IV, Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers

Section V, Nondestructive Examination

Section VI, Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers
Section VII, Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers

Section VIII, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels

Division 1 590.90  
Division 2 Alternative Rules 590.90  
Division 3 Alternative Rules for Construction of High Pressure Vessels 529.15  

ASME 8:2017 KIT

Section IX, Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications

Section X, Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels

Section XI, Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components

Section XII, Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks

Code Cases: Boilers and Pressure Vessels
Code Cases: Nuclear Components
Binder with Binder Label
Complete Boiler Code
Complete Boiler Code with 34 Binders


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