Cases represent alternatives or additions to existing rules. Cases are usually drafted when there is an identified urgent need to have a change, alternative requirement or new requirement available to the public. When used, requirements prescribed in Cases are mandatory in the same sense as the text of the standard. However, users are cautioned that not all Jurisdictions or owners automatically accept Cases.
ASME A112 Standards Committee on Plumbing Materials and Equipment
A112 Committee Cases
Cases are reviewed at least once every five years to determine whether the Case should be:
a) annulled because it is no longer needed or has been incorporated into the standard,
b) reaffirmed because it is still needed, but no changes are needed; or
c) revised because it is still needed, but changes are needed.
Cases will be annulled automatically at their expiration date unless extended or previously annulled by voted action of the standards committee.
Persons aggrieved by a Case may appeal to the cognizant ASME committee.
ASME does not “approve,” “rate,” or “endorse” any item, construction, proprietary device or activity.
A112-PC-08-002 - ASME A112.19.12-2006, Para. 2.4.2; Alternative cable eye requirements (72KB)