ASME code

About ASME code

Technical standards for the design, manufacturing, and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels established by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1919

Why Use the ASME Code?

ASME is a code established by the US, but considered to be the most authoritative global code in practice
US, Canada : Mandatory
Worldwide Plant facility owner : Mostly applied

ASME Code construction

I Rules for Construction of Power Boilers
Part A — Ferrous Material Specifications
Part B — Nonferrous Material Specifications
Part C — Specifications for Welding Rods, Electrodes, and Filler Metals
Part D — Properties (Customary) / • Part D — Properties (Metric)
III Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components
Subsection NCA — General Requirements for Division 1 and Division 2
Division 1
- Subsection NB — Class 1 Components
- Subsection NC — Class 2 Components
- Subsection ND — Class 3 Components
- Subsection NE — Class MC Components
- Subsection NF — Supports
- Subsection NG — Core Support Structures
Division 2 — Code for Concrete Containments
Division 3 — Containments for Transportation and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High Level Radioactive Material
and Waste
Division 5 — High Temperature Reactors
IV IVRules for Construction of Heating Boilers
V V Nondestructive Examination
VI VI Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers
VIIRecommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers
VIII Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels
IX Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications
X Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels
XI Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components
XII Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks