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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Complete ASME BPVC $12,573 $15,519 $14,605
Complete ASME BPVC, with 34 Special Binders $13,246 $16,350 $15,387
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Section II - Materials (Customary) (4-volume set)
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$2,174 $2,781 $2,877
Section II - Materials (Metric) (4-volume set)
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$2,174 $2,781 $2,877
Section III - Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components
(12-volume set) - Save $300 when you buy the set
$4,591 $6,147 $6,361
Section VIII - Pressure Vessels (3-volume set)
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$1,550 $1,973 $2,042
Individual Code Volumes
Section I - Power Boilers $366 $452 $426

Section II - Materials

        Part A - Ferrous Materials Specifications $554 $684 $644
        Part B - Nonferrous Material Specifications $554 $684 $644
        Part C - Specifications for Welding Rods, Electrodes and Filler Metals $639 $789 $742
        Part D - Properties (Customary) $554 $684 $644
        Part D - Properties (Metric) $554 $684 $644

Section III - Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components

        Division 1, Subsection NCA - General Reqs for Divisions 1, 2 and 3 $426 $525 $495
        Division 1, Subsection NB - Class 1 Components $426 $525 $495
        Division 1, Subsection NC - Class 2 Components $426 $525 $495
        Division 1, Subsection ND - Class 3 Components $426 $525 $495
        Division 1, Subsection NE - Class MC Components $396 $489 $460
        Division 1, Subsection NF - Component Supports $396 $489 $460
        Division 1, Subsection NG - Core Support Structures $376 $464 $437
        Division 1, Subsection NH - Class 1 Components in Elevated Temp Service $396 $489 $460
        Division 1, Appendices $470 $581 $546
        Division 2, Code for Concrete Reactor Vessels and Containment $450 $556 $523
        Division 3, Containment Systems & Transportation Packaging of Spent Nuclear Fuel $450 $556 $523
        Division 5, Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components $450 $556 $523
Section IV - Heating Boilers $371 $459 $431
Section V - Nondestructive Examination $411 $508 $477
Section VI - Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers $218 $269 $253
Section VII - Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers $218 $269 $253

Section VIII - Pressure Vessels

        Division 1 - Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels $564 $697 $656
        Division 2 - Alternative Rules $564 $697 $656
        Division 3 - Alternative Rules for Construction of High Pressure Vessels $505 $623 $587
Section IX - Welding and Brazing Qualifications $421 $520 $489
Section X - Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels $332 $410 $385
Section XI - Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components $564 $697 $656
Section XII - Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks $376 $464 $437

Code Cases

        Boiler and Pressure Vessels $564 $697 N/A
        Nuclear Components $564 $697 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
New BPVC Publishing Schedule