2013 ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code

The Code establishes rules of safety governing the design, fabrication and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels, including nuclear power systems.

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Section VIII - Pressure Vessels (3-volume set)
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Section I - Power Boilers $380 $481 $463

Section II - Materials

        Part A - Ferrous Materials Specifications $464 $582 $560
        Part B - Nonferrous Material Specifications $464 $582 $560
        Part C - Specifications for Welding Rods, Electrodes and Filler Metals $532 $671 $645
        Part D - Properties (Customary) $464 $582 $560
        Part D - Properties (Metric) $464 $582 $560

Section III - Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components

        Division 1, Subsection NCA - General Reqs for Divisions 1, 2 and 3 $356 $447 $430
        Division 1, Subsection NB - Class 1 Components $356 $447 $430
        Division 1, Subsection NC - Class 2 Components $356 $447 $430
        Division 1, Subsection ND - Class 3 Components $356 $447 $430
        Division 1, Subsection NE - Class MC Components $328 $416 $400
        Division 1, Subsection NF - Component Supports $328 $416 $400
        Division 1, Subsection NG - Core Support Structures $312 $395 $380
        Division 1, Subsection NH - Class 1 Components in Elevated Temp Service $328 $416 $400
        Division 1, Appendices $392 $494 $475
        Division 2, Code for Concrete Reactor Vessels and Containment $376 $474 $455
        Division 3, Containment Systems & Transportation Packaging of Spent Nuclear Fuel $376 $474 $455
        Division 5, Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components $376 $474 $455
Section IV - Heating Boilers $372 $415 $399
Section V - Nondestructive Examination $366 $459 $441
Section VI - Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers $184 $229 $220
Section VII - Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers $196 $243 $234

Section VIII - Pressure Vessels

        Division 1 - Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels $497 $630 $606
        Division 2 - Alternative Rules $585 $741 $713
        Division 3 - Alternative Rules for Construction of High Pressure Vessels $446 $564 $542
Section IX - Welding and Brazing Qualifications $374 $470 $451
Section X - Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels $276 $349 $335
Section XI - Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components $468 $593 $570
Section XII - Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks $312 $395 $380

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        Boiler and Pressure Vessels $497 $630 N/A
        Nuclear Components $468 $593 N/A
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About the 2013 ASME BPVC

The Code, which is issued once every two years, is comprised of 28 separate volumes which establish rules of safety governing the design, fabrication and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels, including nuclear power systems

Summary of 2013 BPVC Changes