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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

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Revise current ANS: ASME A120.1 - 20XX, Safety Requirements for Powered Platforms and Traveling Ladders and Gantries for Building Maintenance


Elijah Dominguez 11/19/18
This Standard establishes safety requirements for powered platforms (scaffolds) for buildings where window cleaning and related services are accomplished by means of suspended equipment at heights in excess of 35 ft (11 m) above a safe surface (e.g., grade, street, floor, or roof level). Additionally, this Standard establishes safety requirements for permanent traveling ladders and gantries (TLG).

Public Review Draft File(254KB)

Reaffirm current ANS: ASME B1.20.1-2013 - R20XX, Pipe Threads, General Purpose (Inch)


Daniel Papert 12/04/18
This Standard covers dimensions and gaging of pipe
threads including NPT, NPSC, NPTR, NPSM, NPSL.

For proposed reaffirmations and withdrawals, copies of the current standard may be purchased from ASME Customer Care at customercare@asme.org or by calling 800-843-2763. You may also purchase a copy online at https://www.asme.org/shop/standards.

Create a new American National Standard (ANS): ASME B107.410 - 20XX, Struck Tools


Erika Lawson 11/06/18
The purpose of B107.410 is to define essential performance and safety requirements specifically applicable to the various struck tools covered herein (e.g. Wood-Splitting Wedge; Chisels – Glaziers, Wood, Ripping, Flooring/Electricians; Stud, Screw, and Pipe Extractors; Metal Chisels, Punches, and Drift Pins; Nail Sets; Brick Chisels, Brick Sets, and Star Drills; Nail Puller Bars and Pry Bars; Slugging and Striking Wrenches). It specifies test methods to evaluate performance related to the defined requirements and safety and indicates limitations of safe use.

Revise current ANS: ASME B18.2.6 - 20XX, Fasteners For Use In Structural Applications


Lawrence Chan 12/18/18
Provide requirements for fasteners for use in structural aplications.

Revise current ANS: ASME B31.12 - 20XX, Hydrogen Piping and Pipelines


Justin Wu 11/26/18
This Code is applicable to piping in gaseous and liquid hydrogen service and to pipelines in gaseous hydrogen service. This Code is applicable up to and including the joint connecting the piping to associated pressure vessels and equipment but not to the vessels and equipment themselves. It is applicable to the location and type of support elements but not to the structure to which the support elements are attached. The design for pressure and temperature shall be in accordance with the requirements of Part IP for industrial piping and Part PL for pipelines.

Revise current ANS: ASME BPVC Section III - 20XX, Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components


Allyson Byk 11/26/18
The rules of this Section constitute requirements for the design, construction, stamping, and overpressure protection of items used in nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities. This Section consists of the following divisions:

(a) Division 1. Metallic vessels, heat exchangers, storage tanks, piping systems, pumps, valves, core support structures, supports, and similar items;
(b) Division 2. Concrete containments with metallic liners;
(c) Division 3. Containment Systems for Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Material;
(d) Division 4. Components for fusion devices; and
(e) Division 5. High temperature reactors, vessels, storage tanks, piping, pumps, valves, core support structures and non-metallic core components for use in nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities.

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Revise current ANS: ASME Y14.37 - 20XX, Composite Part Drawings


Fred Constantino 11/06/18
This Standard establishes the requirements for composite product definition that are not covered within the existing ASME Y14 Series of standards.

Create a new American National Standard (ANS): ASME Y14.47 - 20XX, Model Organization Practices


Fred Constantino 11/19/18
This standard establishes a schema for organizing three-dimensional (3D) model and other associated information within the context of a digital product definition data set for the purpose of conveying a product definition that enables a Model-based Enterprise (MBE).

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