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Performance Test Codes

ASMEPerformanceTestCodes(PTCs):AWideRangeofApplications
Forover100years,ASMEhasbeenprovidingindustrywithacomprehensivecollectionofthebesttechnical
documentstoconducttestsofpowerplantequipmentandsystems.ASMEnowoffers48PerformanceTestCodes
(PTCs),coveringfourmaincategoriesofequipmentandsystemsPowerProduction,CombustionandHeat
Transfer,FluidHandling,andEmissions.Therearealso"general"documentsthatcoverAnalyticalTechniques,
MeasurementofProcessParametersandAssociatedPhenomenaandGuidingInformation.

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ASMEPTCs:EnsuringAccuracy,Precision,andReliability.InstillingConfidence
Performancetestcodesprovidea"levelplayingfield"forbothmanufacturersandusersoftheequipmentor
systems.Bothpartiestothetestcanreferencetheparticulartestcode,confidentwiththeknowledgethatit
representsthehighestlevelofaccuracybasedoncurrentengineeringknowledge,takingintoaccounttestcostsand
thevalueofinformationobtainedfromtesting.Precisionandreliabilityoftestresultsmustalsounderlieall
considerationsinthedevelopmentofanASMEPTC,consistentwitheconomicconsiderationsasjudged
appropriatebyeachtechnicalcommitteeunderthejurisdictionoftheASMEBoardonStandardizationandTesting.

OrderanyofthePTCsbelow:
ASMEPTCsonPowerProduction
PTC6,SteamTurbines
PTC6S,ProceduresforRoutinePerformanceTest
ofSteamTurbines
PTC6.2,SteamTurbinesinCombinedCycles
PTC17,ReciprocatingInternalCombustionEngines
PTC18,HydraulicTurbinesandPumpTurbines
PTC22,GasTurbines
PTC29,SpeedGoverningSystemsforHydraulic
TurbineGeneratorUnits
PTC42,WindTurbines
PTC46,OverallPlantPerformance
PTC48,OverallPlantPerformancewithCarbon
Capture(underdevelopment)
PTC50,FuelCellPowerSystemsPerformance
PTC52,PerformanceTestCodeforConcentrating
SolarPowerPlants(underdevelopment)
PTC55,GasTurbineAircraftEngines
PTC70,RampRates
POM101,PerformanceRelatedOutageInspections
POM102,OperatingWalkdownsofPowerPlants
(underdevelopment)
PTCPM,PerformanceMonitoringGuidelinesfor
PowerPlants
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ASMEPTCsonCombustionandHeatTransfer
PTC4,FiredSteamGenerators
PTC4.2,CoalPulverizers
PTC4.3,AirHeaters
PTC4.4,GasTurbineHeatRecoverySteam
Generators
PTC12.1,ClosedFeedwaterHeaters
PTC12.2,SteamSurfaceCondensers
PTC12.4,MoistureSeparatorReheaters
PTC12.5,SinglePhaseHeatExchangers
PTC23,AtmosphericWaterCoolingEquipment
PTC30,AirCooledHeatExchangers
PTC30.1,AirCooledSteamCondensers
PTC34,WasteCombustorswithEnergyRecovery
PTC51,GasTurbineCompressorInletAir
ConditioningEquipment

ASMEPTCsonFluidHandling
PTC8.2,CentrifugalPumps
PTC10,CompressorsandExhausters
PTC11,Fans
PTC12.3,Deaerators
PTC13,Blowers(underdevelopment)
PTC19.11,SteamandWaterSampling,
Conditioning,andAnalysisinthePowerCycle
PTC19.23,GuidanceManualforModelTesting
PTC24,Ejectors
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PTC25,PressureReliefDevices
PTC31,HighPurityWaterTreatmentSystems
PTC39,SteamTraps

ASMEPTCsonEmissions
PTC19.10,FlueandExhaustGasAnalysis
PTC21,ParticulateMatterCollectionEquipment
PTC28,DeterminingthePropertiesofFine
ParticulateMatter
PTC40,FlueGasDesulfurizationUnits

ASMEGeneralDocumentonAnalytical
Techniques
PTC19.1,TestUncertainty

ASMEGeneralDocumentsonMeasurementof
ProcessParametersandAssociatedPhenomena
PTC19.2,PressureMeasurement
PTC19.3,TemperatureMeasurement
PTC19.5,FlowMeasurement
PTC19.6,ElectricalPowerMeasurement(under
development)
PTC19.7,MeasurementofShaftPower
PTC19.22,DataAcquisitionSystems
PTC36,MeasurementofIndustrialSound
B133.6,GasTurbineInstallationSoundEmissions

ASMEGeneralDocumentsonGuiding
Information

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PTC1,GeneralInstructions
PTC2,DefinitionsandValues
PTC19.3TW,Thermowells

TheIndustrySpeaksAboutASMEPTCs
PTC4,onFiredSteamGenerators,istheultimatecomprehensivedocumentfordefining,calculatingandtestingfor
theefficiencyofFiredSteamGeneratorsbytheEnergyBalanceMethodaswellasothersignificantperformance
parameters.AmajorfeatureoftheCodeisthatitincludesthemethodologyforcorrectingtestconditionsto
guarantee/referenceconditionsbaseduponactualunitperformance.TheCodeiswritteninatutorialmannerwhich
enhancesuseasaninstructivemediumaswellasprovidingthemethodologyfordevelopingacomputercodeby
theuser.TheCodeincludesthemethodologyfordeterminingtheuncertaintyofboththetestandcorrectedresults.
THOMASC.HEIL,RETIREDBABCOCK&WILCOX

PTC6,onSteamTurbines,istheinternationalstandardforsteamturbineacceptancetesting.Itwascreatedand
recentlyrevisedbyaconsensusgroupofvendors,owners,andusers.Itprovidesastandard,consistent,method
fordeterminingexisting,retrofittedandnewsteamturbineperformancewithintheminimumpracticaluncertainty.It
coverslargefossilandnuclearfueledutilitygradesteamturbine/generators.
W.CARYCAMPBELL,PRINCIPALENGINEER,SOUTHERNCOMPANYSERVICES

PTC4.4,onHeatRecoverySteamGenerators,providesadetailedrigorouscalculationapproachfortestingof
HRSG's.Thetestapproachinvolvesthedeterminationofthegasturbineexhaustflowbytwodifferentmeansand
combiningtheresult.ThiswouldapplytomultipressureHRSG'sincludingunitswithauxiliaryductburners.It
includesguidanceoninstrumentationincludingmeasuringtemperatureofalargeexhaustflowstreamamethodfor
determiningtheHRSGtestuncertainty.
JOSEPHE.SCHROEDER,VICEPRESIDENTENGINEERING,NOOTERERIKSEN

PTC11,onFans,providesareliablemethodfortruetestingoffansintheasinstalledconditionwithoutany
questionableadjustmentstoperformance
PHILIPM.GERHART,PHD,DEAN,COLLEGEOFENGINEERING&COMPUTERSCIENCES,UNIVERSITY
OFEVANSVILLE

PTC19.1,TestUncertainty,providesguidelinestodeterminethequalityoftestdata,objectively.Thesemethods
meetnationalandinternationalstandardsforobjectivedataqualityassessment:measurementuncertainty.
RONALDH.DIECK,PRESIDENT,RONDIECKASSOCIATES,INC.

Over100YearsofASMEPTCs:EnsuringStateoftheArtQualityforStateoftheArt
Technology
In1884,theASMEpublishedRulesforConductingBoilerTests.OnApril13,1909,thePowerTestCommittee
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wascharteredbytheCouncilofASMEtorevisethepresenttestingcodesoftheSocietyrelatingtoboilers,
pumpingengines,locomotives,steamengines,internalcombustionenginesetc.In1915,theRulesfor
ConductingPerformanceTestofPowerPlantApparatuswaspublished.Overtheyearsnumeroustestcodesand
supplementshavebeenpublished.Somehavebeenrevisedandotherswithdrawnasnewtechnologicaladvances
havenecessitatedtheissuanceofstateofthearttestcodes.Today,somethreedozentestcodesareavailablefor
testingpowerplantequipment,suchasfiredsteamgenerators,steamturbinesandgasturbinesaswellastesting
fuelcellsandcombinedcyclegasificationplants.ItisSocietypolicytorevieweachstandardeveryfiveyearsto
determinewhetherarevisionisnecessary.

ASMEPerformanceTestCodes(PTCs)provideuniformrulesandproceduresfortheplanning,preparation,
execution,andreportingofperformancetestresults.Theyprovideprotocolsforestablishingtestingparametersand
methodsofmeasurement.Theyprovidemathematicalexamplesoncomputingthetestresultsandstatistical
methodstodeterminethequalityofthetestsbycalculatingthetestuncertainty.

JoinanASMEPTCDevelopmentCommittee
Committeemembershipenablesyoutogivebacktoyourindustrycontributingyourtechnicalexpertiseforthe
benefitofpublicsafety.Committeemembersalsogainuniqueopportunitiestoexpandtheirprofessionalnetworks
andtechnicalresources.
Learnmoreaboutcommitteemembershipanddownloadanapplication.

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