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Nondestructive Examination - 20XX

15-1862
BPVC-V
Addition of rules for Transfer Correction for Calibration and Examination Differences in Surface Finish, Heat Treatment, and other conditions. Rules to be added as an Appendix (Nonmandatory) to ASME Section V Article 4 & 5 as General Techniques For Straight Beam and Angle Beam Transfer Correction Carlton Ramcharran 02/04/20 Public Review Draft File
17-855
BPVC-V
Adoption of ASTM E750-15 as SE-750-15 Carlton Ramcharran 02/04/20 Public Review Draft File
17-856
BPVC-V
Adoption of ASTM E976-15 as SE 976-15 Carlton Ramcharran 02/04/20 Public Review Draft File
17-857
BPVC-V
Adoption; ASTM E1419/E1419M-15a as SE1419/SE1219M-15a Carlton Ramcharran 02/04/20 Public Review Draft File
17-2032
BPVC-V
Review of Mandatory Appendix IX-492 Carlton Ramcharran 02/04/20 Public Review Draft File
17-2951
BPVC-V
Proposal for changes to ASME Section V, Article 2, Mandatory Appendix II, paragraphs II-221 and II-286. Also, Review for Adoption of ASTM E1255 - 16 Standard Practice for Radioscopy Carlton Ramcharran 02/04/20 Public Review Draft File
17-2978
BPVC-V
Adoption of ASTM E2775-16 Standard Practice for Guided Wave Testing of Above Ground Steel Pipework Using Piezoelectric Effect transducer to SE-2775. Carlton Ramcharran 02/04/20 Public Review Draft File
18-342
BPVC-V
For T-277.1(a), add a reference to SE-747 for wire type IQIs when selecting the material of separate blocks when it is not practical to place the IQI(s) on the part or weld. Carlton Ramcharran 02/04/20 Public Review Draft File
18-1337
BPVC-V
Clarify Figure III-463.5 in Article 4 Carlton Ramcharran 02/04/20 Public Review Draft File
18-1454
BPVC-V
See C.1 for the latest proposal file. Carlton Ramcharran 02/04/20 Public Review Draft File
18-3016
BPVC-V
Review Article 2, Mandatory Appendix IX to correct use of 'digital" versus "direct" radiography Carlton Ramcharran 02/04/20 Public Review Draft File
19-394
BPVC-V
To editorially correct the incorrect reference in Para. XI-481.1 Carlton Ramcharran 02/04/20 Public Review Draft File

Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels - 20XX

08-78
BPVC-VIII-1
Delete figures UHX-13.2 giving Zd(Xa), Zv(Xa), Zm(Xa) and 13.5.7-1, 13.5.7-2 giving Fm(Xa,Q3) Add new and revised figures (equivalent to deleted figures UHX-13.2, 13.5.7-1, 13.5.7-2 to Appendix LL. Provide corresponding tabular values. Change in UHX-13 and UHX-14 the references to the old figures to point to Tables UHX 13.1 and UHX 13.2 Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
12-310
BPVC-VIII-1
Modify Section VIII, Division 1 as shown in the proposal file. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
12-432
BPVC-VIII-1
Approve revision to UG-11 and new appendix for construction of pressure vessels with cast acrylic shells as shown in the proposal file. The referenced sections from PVHO-1 have been provided in the background file. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
12-1913
BPVC-VIII-1
Codify that shell/channel welds to tubesheets should be in accordance with Fig UW-13.2 Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
16-2715
BPVC-VIII-1
Addition to UIG-76, adding a tensile specimen, Figure UIG-76-6 and modifications to Appendix 37. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
16-3112
BPVC-VIII-3
Clarify KS-100(b) as shown in the proposal file. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
17-190
BPVC-VIII-1
To correct the formula for calculating thickness of a flat head conforming to Fig. UG-34 sketch (s) in SI units Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
17-318
BPVC-VIII-2
Add "or ASME STP-TP-074" to the end of 4.5.15(a) and 4.5.15(b). Also, change the reference from WRC 107 to WRC 537. Also clarify the requirement to check the stresses in both the shell and the nozzle, highlighting that some methods only calculate the stresses in the shell. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
17-442
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise Table UCS-56 and Tables 6.9, 6.14 and 6.15 as shown in the Proposal file Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
17-788
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise material constant “m2” for precipitation hardening nickel base material in Table 3-D.1 as shown in the Annex Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
17-1294
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise appendix A and Annex 4-C according to the explanation. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
17-1433
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise UW-42 and 6.2.4.9 as shown. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
17-1541
BPVC-VIII-1
Revise Appendix 1-7 as shown in the Annex Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
17-1619
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise UHX and 4.18 to address one-pass floating head designs. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
17-1944
BPVC-VIII-3
Revise KF-201(a) to specify permitted welding processes. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
17-2181
BPVC-VIII-1
Revise Table UCS-56-1, Table UCS-56-2, Table UCS-56-5, Table UCS-56-6, Table UCS-56-7 and Table UCS-56-9 to exempt Hardfacing Weld Metal Overlay from PWHT. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
17-2197
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise 31-4(a) (VIII-1) and 3.4.4.1 (VIII-2) removing restrictions for welding processes Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
17-3018
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-2
Clarify that when using the Certification Mark with the "PRT" Designator the word "part" may be eliminated from the stamping as shown in the proposal Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-434
BPVC-VIII-3
Remove Appendix L and update references as shown in proposal. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-1136
BPVC-VIII-3
Addition of Section V, Article 1 T-120(g) reference to KE-112.1. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-1160
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise 3.11.7.6 (b)(1)(-a) so that 3.11.7.6 (b)(1)(-a) only addresses the rules for retest for materials of Table 3-A.1 (carbon and low alloy steels) having specified minimum tensile strengths of 655 MPa (95 ksi) or greater. Revise 3.11.7.6 (b)(2) to show the correct reference for lateral expansion , Figure 3.6. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-1196
BPVC-CC-BPV
Endorse attached code case to permit the use of induction welding for Section VIII, Division 1 construction. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-1489
BPVC-VIII-2
Delete second and third instance of Asub5 in nomenclature. Add AsubT in Figure 4.5.1. Delete Asub5 from Figure 4.5.2 Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-1760
BPVC-VIII-3
Update the current Sec VIII Div 3 Austenitic Stainless Steel Fatigue Curves with the revised Div 2 (2017) Curves. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-1876
BPVC-VIII-2
Update Definition of S in 4.5.18. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2021
BPVC-VIII-1
Revise Appendix 44-5(g) to clarify the support pad thickness requirement in cold stretched vessels Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2095
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-2
Add guidance and figures to Section VIII, Div.1, Figure UCS-66.3 and Section VIII, Div.2, Figure 3.10 for determining the governing thickness of two flat plates welded with a corner joint (e.g., the flat plates in the header box of an air-cooled heat exchanger). Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2113
BPVC-VIII-1
Change two equal openings to two openings each with a minimum area equivalent to a 4 in. x 6 in. (100 mm x 150 mm) handhole, as shown in proposal file. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2173
BPVC-VIII-1
To revise UG-25 (f) to add the word "internal" in front of the word "corrosion" Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2197
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise para. 2-F.7.1 to include the 4 mm (5/32 in.) character size minimum for nameplate stamping. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2494
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-2
Add FCAW as an allowed welding process in VIII-1 UHA-51 and VIII-2 3.11.4 Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2645
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-2
BPVC-VIII-3
Update references to B16.5 for Divisions 1, 2 and 3 per attached proposal file. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2762
BPVC-VIII-3
Update references to Section II, Part D, Appendix A, Metallurgical Phenomena in Tables KM-400-1, KM-400-1M, KM-400-2, and KM-400-2M. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2821
BPVC-VIII-1
Edit the Section IX Figure referenced in UHA-52(b). Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2833
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise Table 6.6 to align with Division 1, UW-35. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2903
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-2
Clarify that flanges in dished bolted covers do not need to satisfy the rigidity requirements in Appendix 2 and 4.16 Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2976
BPVC-VIII-2
Revision of Section VIII, Division 2; Part 4.16.7; Table 4.16.7 as shown in the Proposal File. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-2997
BPVC-VIII-1
Correct the reference to the Section IX P-Number table from QW-432 to QW/QB-422. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
18-3004
BPVC-VIII-3
Revise KE-503(b) and KT-510(a) to remove requirement that Volumetric Expansion Test be performed separately after Hydrostatic and Acoustic Testing Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-19
BPVC-VIII-3
Move linear elastic shape factor to Appendix 9. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-25
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-1Interp
1) Approve the following Intent Interpretation: Question: Is it the intent that, in Table UHA-23 for SA-193 B8M2, the Class should be “2B” rather than “2”? Reply: Yes. 2) Revise Table UHA-23 for SA-193 Grade B8M2 from Class 2 to 2B per Proposal. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-56
BPVC-VIII-3
Modify KD-312.4(b) as shown in proposal file. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-176
BPVC-CC-BPV
BPVC-VIII-1
1.) Approve code revisions shown in the proposal file to clarify the intent of the code in permitting thickness reductions in offset components internal to the vessel when acting solely as a backing strip for the weld joint 2.) Adopt the proposed implementing code case to make these code changes immediately available while awaiting their publication. 3.) Annul the implementing code case six months after publication of the proposed code revisions. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-237
BPVC-VIII-1
Add: General note to table UW-16.1. This note is nearly identical to general note in Table UG-45, to clarify equivalent pipe size selection. Add: DN equivalant to table UW-16.1 Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-251
BPVC-VIII-3
Motion to approve move of Paragraph KS-120(c) to KS-120(b)(3) as shown in proposal file. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-515
BPVC-VIII-1
Revise Step 3 in UG-28 (c)(1) Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-595
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise Note (1) on Specification Sheets in Appendix 26 and Part 4.19 as shown in the Proposal File Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-1133
BPVC-VIII-1
Remove the exemption for weld metal and HAZ impact testing in UHT-82(d) when the welds are quenched and tempered. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-1374
BPVC-VIII-3
Add new Notes (11) and (12) to Tables KM-400-2 and KM-400-2M that involve the chloride stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steels and the corrosion of free-machining stainless steels, respectively. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-1406
BPVC-VIII-1
Revise wording in UW-16(f)(3)(a)(6), to be consistent with revisions to table UW-16.1 (Item 19-237). Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-1413
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise 2.3.3, 2.3.7, Annex 2-B.3 and Annex 2-J to further align with Division 1 proposal under 12-310 Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-1485
BPVC-VIII-1
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise Code to clarify what components are subject to differential pressure design when this Code option is selected. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-1505
BPVC-CC-BPV
Issue the Code Case for addition of T-120 (g), (j) and (k) and deletion of T-120 (h) of Sec. V in KE-112.1 as shown in the Annex Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-1555
BPVC-VIII-3
Add Note (6) to SA-705, Type 630, Conditions H900 and H925 in both Tables KM-400-2 and KM-400-2M. Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-2053
BPVC-VIII-2
Revise title and remove welding process listing that have no restrictions Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-2247
BPVC-VIII-2
Delete specification SA/NF A 36-215 from VIII-2 Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
19-2473
BPVC-VIII-2
1. Approve the Intent Interpretation: Question: Is it the intent that Annex 2-J of ASME Section VIII, Division 2 is considered Normative? Reply: Yes. 2. Designate Annex 2-J as Normative Steven Rossi 01/27/20 Public Review Draft File
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