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 II - Materials

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        Part B - Nonferrous Material Specifications $290 $0 $0
        Part C - Specifications for Welding Rods, Electrodes and Filler Metals $333 $0 $0
        Part D - Properties (Customary) $290 $0 $0
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Section III - Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components

        Division 1, Subsection NCA - General Reqs for Divisions 1, 2 and 3 $223 $0 $0
        Division 1, Subsection NB - Class 1 Components $0 $0 $0
        Division 1, Subsection NC - Class 2 Components $0 $0 $0
        Division 1, Subsection ND - Class 3 Components $0 $0 $0
        Division 1, Subsection NE - Class MC Components $0 $0 $0
        Division 1, Subsection NF - Component Supports $0 $0 $0
        Division 1, Subsection NG - Core Support Structures $0 $0 $0
        Division 1, Subsection NH - Class 1 Components in Elevated Temp Service $0 $0 $0
        Division 1, Appendices $0 $0 $0
        Division 2, Code for Concrete Reactor Vessels and Containment $0 $0 $0
        Division 3, Containment Systems & Transportation Packaging of Spent Nuclear Fuel $0 $0 $0
        Division 5, Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components $0 $0 $0
Section IV - Heating Boilers $0 $0 $0
Section V - Nondestructive Examination $215 $0 $0
Section VI - Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers $115 $0 $0
Section VII - Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers $115 $0 $0

Section VIII - Pressure Vessels

        Division 1 - Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels $293 $0 $0
        Division 2 - Alternative Rules $293 $0 $0
        Division 3 - Alternative Rules for Construction of High Pressure Vessels $263 $0 $0
Section IX - Welding and Brazing Qualifications $0 $0 $0
Section X - Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels $173 $0 $0
Section XI - Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components $293 $0 $0
Section XII - Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks $195 $0 $0

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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