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Public comments may be submitted on proposed new ASME Standards drafts and on proposals to revise, reaffirm, or withdraw approval of existing ASME Standards. Comments should be addressed to the Staff Contact indicated for the particular proposal, with a copy to the Board of Standards Review, American National Standards Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Fax: 212-840-2298; e-mail: psa@ansi.org

All ASME public review proposals are available in hard copy at no cost and may be ordered from:

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New York, NY 10016

Some proposals are also available electronically, directly from this page for no cost. Proposals that are available electronically are those which contain a link entitled "Public Review Draft File" at the end of the announcement. Simply click on that link to access the public review proposal.

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To ensure that the public has sufficient access to Proposals Available For Public Review, during the stated Public review period, all Comment Period End Dates shown on these pages reflect the day after the public review end date. The public review ends the day before at 11:59 PM(EST).

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Revise current ANS: ASME A17.6-202X - 20XX, Standard for Elevator Suspension, Compensation, and Governor Systems


Nicole Gomez 08/17/22
This Standard covers the means and members of suspension, compensation, and governor systems for elevators within the scope of ASME A17.1/CSA B44 and ASME A17.8/CSA B44.8.
This Standard includes the material properties, design, testing, inspection, and replacement criteria for these means. It includes the requirements for steel wire rope and noncircular elastomeric-coated steel suspension members, and provides direction for future constructions as new technology develops.

Public Review Draft File(1657KB)

Revise current ANS: ASME A90.1-20xx - 20XX, Safety Standard for Belt Manlifts


Geraldine Burdeshaw 08/24/22
This Standard applies to the manufacture, installation, maintenance, inspection, and operation of belt manlifts. Belt manlifts covered by this scope consist of steps (platforms) and
accompanying handholds mounted on, or attached to, an endless belt operating vertically in one direction only and being supported by, and driven through, pulleys at the top and bottom. These belt manlifts are intended for conveyance of persons only.

Public Review Draft File(4634KB)

Revise current ANS: ASME AG-1 - 20XX, Code on on Nuclear Air and Gas Treatment


Robert Ryan 08/09/22
This Code provides requirements for the performance, design, fabrication, installation, inspection, acceptance testing, and quality assurance of equipment used in air and gas treatment systems in nuclear facilities. This
Code also provides non-mandatory guidance for systems involving components covered by this Code.

Public Review Draft File(8550KB)

Revise current ANS: ASME B16.25 - 20XX, Buttwelding Ends


Daniel Wiener 07/11/22
This Standard covers the preparation of buttwelding ends of piping components to be joined into a piping system by welding. It includes requirements for welding bevels, for external and internal shaping of heavy-wall components, and for preparation of internal ends (including dimensions and tolerances). Coverage includes preparation for joints with the following:
(a) no backing rings
(b) split or noncontinuous backing rings
(c) solid or continuous backing rings
(d) consumable insert rings
(e) gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) of the root pass
Details of preparation for any backing ring must be specified when ordering the component.

Public Review Draft File(521KB)

Revise current ANS: ASME B16.29 - 20XX, Wrought Copper and Wrought Copper Alloy Solder-Joint Drainage Fittings — DWV


Daniel Wiener 07/11/22
This Standard for wrought copper and wrought copper alloy solder-joint drainage fittings, designed for use with copper drainage tube conforming to ASTM B306, covers the following:
(a) description
(b) pitch (slope)
(c) abbreviations for end connections
(d) sizes and method of designating openings for reducing fittings
(e) marking
(f) material
(g) dimensions and tolerances

Public Review Draft File(695KB)

Revise current ANS: ASME B16.49 - 20XX, Factory-Made, Wrought Steel, Buttwelding Induction Bends for Transportation and Distribution Systems


Daniel Wiener 07/11/22
This Standard covers design, material, manufacturing, testing, marking, and inspection requirements for factorymade pipeline bends of carbon steel materials having controlled chemistry and mechanical properties, produced by the induction bending process, with or without tangents. This Standard covers induction bends for transportation and distribution piping applications (e.g., ASME B31.4 and ASME B31.8).

Public Review Draft File(414KB)

Revise current ANS: ASME B31.1 - 20XX, Power Piping


Umberto D'Urso 07/18/22
ASME B31.1 prescribes minimum requirements for the design, materials, fabrication, erection,
test, examination, inspection, operation, and maintenance of piping systems typically found in
electric power generating stations, industrial and institutional plants, geothermal heating
systems, and central and district heating and cooling systems. It also covers boiler-external
piping for power boilers and high-temperature, high pressure water boilers in which steam or
vapor is generated at a pressure of more than 15 psig [100 kPa (gage)]; and high temperature
water is generated at pressures exceeding 160 psig [1,103 kPa (gage)] and/or temperatures
exceeding 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

Public Review Draft File(1631KB)

Revise current ANS: ASME B31.4 - 20XX, Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries


Adam Maslowski 07/26/22
This Code prescribes requirements for the design, materials, construction, assembly, inspection, testing, operation, and maintenance of liquid pipeline systems between production fields or facilities, tank farms, above- or belowground storage facilities, natural gas processing plants, refineries, pump stations, ammonia plants, terminals (marine, rail, and truck), and other delivery and receiving points, as well as pipelines transporting liquids within pump stations, tank farms, and terminals associated with liquid pipeline systems (see Figures 400.1.1-1 and 400.1.1-2).

Public Review Draft File(4557KB)

Revise current ANS: ASME B31.5 - 20XX, Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Components


Jihoon Oh 07/25/22
Rules for this Code Section have been developed considering the needs for applications that include piping
and heat transfer components for refrigerants and secondary coolants.

Public Review Draft File(758KB)

Revise current ANS: ASME B31.8 - 20XX, Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems


Paul Stumpf 08/02/22
This Code covers the design, fabrication, installation, inspection, and testing of pipeline facilities used for the transportation of gas. This Code also covers safety aspects of the operation and maintenance of those facilities. This Code is concerned only with certain safety aspects of liquefied petroleum gases when they are vaporized and used as gaseous fuels. All of the
requirements of NFPA 58 and NFPA 59 and of this Code concerning design, construction, and operation and maintenance of piping facilities shall apply to piping systems handling butane, propane, or mixtures of these gases.

Public Review Draft File(4645KB)

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