2015 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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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.

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Individual Code Volumes
BPVC-I-2015 - Power Boilers $412$516$450
Section II - Materials
       BPVC-II-A-2015 - Ferrous Materials Specifications $630$790$691
       BPVC-II-B-2015 - Nonferrous Material Specifications $630$790$691
       BPVC-II-C-2015 - Specifications for Welding Rods, Electrodes and Filler Metals $722$905$791
       BPVC-II-D-2015 - Properties (Customary) $630$790$691
       BPVC-II-D-2015 - Properties (Metric) $630$790$691
Section III - Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components
       BPVC-III NCA-2015 - General Reqs for Divisions 1 and 2 $485$607$531
       BPVC-III NB-2015 - Class 1 Components $485$607$531
       BPVC-III NC-2015 - Class 2 Components $485$607$531
       BPVC-III ND-2015 - Class 3 Components $485$607$531
       BPVC-III NE-2015 - Class MC Components $451$565$493
       BPVC-III NF-2015 - Component Supports $451$565$493
       BPVC-III NG-2015 - Core Support Structures $426$534$467
       BPVC-III NH-2015 - Class 1 Components in Elevated Temp Service $451$565$493
       BPVC-III APP-2015 - Appendices $533$668$584
       BPVC-III-2-2015 - Code for Concrete Reactor Vessels and Containment $509$638$557
       BPVC-III-3-2015 - Containment Systems & Transportation Packaging of Spent Nuclear Fuel $509$638$557
       BPVC-III-5-2015 - Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components $509$638$557
BPVC-IV-2015 - Heating Boilers $391$528$462
BPVC-V-2015 - Nondestructive Examination $470$589$515
BPVC-VI-2015 - Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers $247$309$271
BPVC-VII-2015 - Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers $247$309$271
Section VIII - Pressure Vessels
       BPVC-VIII-1-2015 - Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels $640$801$701
       BPVC-VIII-2-2015 - Alternative Rules $640$801$701
       BPVC-VIII-3-2015 - Alternative Rules for Construction of High Pressure Vessels $572$717$627
BPVC-IX-2015 - Welding and Brazing Qualifications $480$601$526
BPVC-X-2015 - Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels $373$468$408
BPVC-XI-2015 - Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components $635$795$696
BPVC-XII-2015 - Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks $426$534$467
Code Cases
       BPVC-CC-BPV-2015 - Boiler and Pressure Vessels $640$801N/A
       BPVC-CC-NUC-2015 - Nuclear Components $640$801N/A
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Summary of 2015 BPVC Changes

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