2017 ASME Code Changes

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Every two years the America Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) issues an update to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC).

As an ASME Authorised Inspection Agency, Lloyd's Register has compiled summaries of the changes in several BPVC code books to help manufacturers understand what has changed that is relevant to their business.

Our experienced Authorised Inspectors, who are responsible for delivering our ASME code certification services, have summarised key changes for the following areas:

  • Section I -  Power Boilers
  • Section II Part C - Specifications for Welding Rods, Electrodes and Filler Metals
  • Section V - Nondestructive Examination
  • Section VIII, Div. 1 - Rules for the Construction of Pressure Vessels
  • Section VIII, Div. 2 - Alternative Rules for the Construction of Pressure Vessels
  • Section VIII, Div. 3 - Alternative Rules for the Construction of High-pressure Vessels
  • Section IX - Welding and Brazing
  • Section X - Fiber-reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels

This year we have also issued a summary of the changes in the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) Part 3, Repairs and Alterations.

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