WHAT ARE ASME CODES?

• It is a standard that provides rules for the design, fabrication, and inspection of boilers and pressure. • This establishes and maintains design, construction and inspection standards providing for maximum protection of life and property.

.Manufacturer • A manufacturer obtains permission to use one of the stamps through the ASME conformity assessment process. • If it meets ASME requirements and the manufacturer successfully demonstrates implementation of the program. the manufacturer is accredited by ASME. • The manufacturer’s quality control system is reviewed by an ASME team. • The manufacturer then may certify the product as meeting ASME standards and apply the stamp to the product.ASME Codes .

Why follow ASME codes? • Excessive elastic deformation including elastic instability • Excessive plastic deformation • Brittle fracture • Stress rupture or creep deformation (inelastic) • Plastic instability and incremental collapse • High strain and low cycle fatigue • Stress corrosion • Corrosion fatigue .

The organization of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code is as follows: 1. Non-ferrous Material Specifications – Part B iii. Properties – Part D 3. Subsection NB: Class 1 Components . Ferrous Material Specifications – Part A ii. Section III Division 1: a. Section I: Power Boilers 2. and Filler Metals – Part C iv. Specifications for Welding Rods. Section III Subsection NCA: General Requirements for Division 1 and Division 2 i. Subsection NA: General Requirements b. Section II: Material Specification: i. Electrodes.

Division 2: Codes for Concrete Reactor Vessel and Containment • Section IV: Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers • Section V: Nondestructive Examinations .• Subsection NC: Class 2 Components d. Subsection NG: Core Support Structures h. Subsection NF: Component Supports g. Subsection ND: Class 3 Components e. Subsection NE: Class MC Components f. Appendices: Code Case N-47 Class 1: Components in Elevated Temperature Service • Section III.

Division 2: Pressure Vessels – Alternative Rules • Section IX: Welding and Brazing Qualifications • Section X: Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels • Section XI: Rules for In-Service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components . Division 1: Pressure Vessels – Rules for Construction ii.• Section VI: Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers • Section VII: Recommended Guidelines for Care of Power Boilers • Section VIII i.

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Internal volume < 1. for design P upto 250 psig .Design pressure < 15psig .Example • A heat exchanger qualifies as a UM stamped pressure vessel if: . for 150<P<600 psig .5 cubic ft.Internal volume < 5 cubic ft.

for 150<P<600 psig .Example • A heat exchanger qualifies as a U stamped pressure vessel if: .Internal volume > 5 cubic ft.Design pressure > 600 psig . for design P upto 250 psig .5 cubic ft.Internal volume > 1.

ferritic steel BS-5500 • Unfired fusion welded pressure vessels •Medium and high pressure storage vessels •Excludes transportable vessels. lined material cast iron. glass. forged and brazed vessels •Water capacity>120 gal •Operating pressure > 15 psi •Di>6” •Same as IS-2825 •Cast iron.5 •Di > 150 mm •Water capacity > 50 litres ASME Code Section VIII •Welded. high alloy steel.7 •Vessels and vessel parts predominantly under static load. ferritic alloy(low and high) and austenitic steels ADMerkblatter •Do/Di < 1. materials •Carbon and low alloy steels.Comparison of pressure vessels Item Scope IS-2825 •Unfired fusion welded pressure vessels •Pressure < 20 N/mm2 •Do/Di < 1. •Carbon. . Al and alloys. riveted. bolting and casting alloys All metallic materials and graphite. Cu and Cu alloys.

Design Highest metal tempera temperature -ture expected under operating conditions Actual metal temperature expected under operating conditions Highest wall temperature expected under working conditions .Comparison of pressure vessels Item IS-2825 ASME Code Section VIII Maximum pressure at most severe conditions BS-5500 Maximum pressure at most severe conditions Actual metal temperature expected under operating conditions + margin for uncertainties ADMerkblatter Based on permissible service pressure Design Maximum working pressure pressure including static head + 5% maximum working pressure.

5 1.T.35 3 Yield strength 1.5 Creep stress 1 1 1 1 .3 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.Comparion of pressure vessels National code ASME: VIII Div: 1 ASME: VIII Div-2 BS-1515 BS-1515 Part II BS-5500 ANCC IS-2825 U.5 Sr(rupture stress) 1.5 1.S 4 3 4 2.5 2.5 1.

• Safety in boiler and pressure vessels can be achieved by: Proper design and construction Proper maintenance and inspection Proper operator performance and vessel operation .

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