ASME issues 2010 edition of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

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The 2010 edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, including updates and revisions to meet changes in industry practices, is available from ASME.

The code establishes rules of safety relating to the design, construction, operation, testing, and maintenance of boilers, transport tanks, nuclear power plant components and other pressure systems.

Previously issued in 2007, the new code incorporates many changes that reflect advancements in design, materials, construction methods and applications. The 2010 edition contains changes and revisions in eleven of its twelve sections, including new specifications and rules addressing nondestructive evaluation, nuclear components, welding and brazing, and ferrous and nonferrous materials.

The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code is referenced by purchasers, regulators, inspectors, insurers and municipal authorities worldwide. A volunteer group of more than 800 engineers drawn from varied industries develops and maintains the code. More than 92,000 copies of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code are in use around the world. To order the code, call ASME at 800-843-2763.

About ASME
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. 


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