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ASME 2013 Code Update

Shabbir Ahmed P.Eng.

ASME Sections I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX & X Update Summary 2013 Editi Edition

Section I
Part PR, Requirements for Boilers Fabricated by Rivets; Mandatory Appendix V, Additional Rules for Boilers Fabricated by Riveting; including Nonmandatory Appendices A-1 A 1 through A-6, A 6, Efficiency of Riveted Joints; and Nonmandatory Appendix A-75, Computations of Typical Nozzle Fittings Attached by Rivets. Mandatory appendix added to address establishing governing Code edition and addenda for new construction and for parts. Manufacturer's Data Reports are revised to provide for reporting the governing edition and addenda addenda. Par. PEB-8.3 allowing the use of the rules in the new Section VIII Appendix 41 to be used in the design of Electric Immersion Heater Element Support Plates for Section I applications. Additi of Addition f 1-1/4 1 1/4 NPS, NPS 1-1/2 1 1/2 NPS, NPS 2-1/2 2 1/2 NPS values l t to th the t table bl i in PG PG-39.5.2. 39 5 2

Section I
Revision to PW-39, P-No. 3 to impose the carbon content limitation on pressure parts. parts Addition of SA/GB 713 Grade Q345R material for Section I application up to 800F(427C). Addition of SA-350 to PG-9.1. New paragraph PG- on requirements for independent remote water level indicators.

Section II, Parts A, B, C, D

Section II, Part A:
Over 30 specifications have been updated.

Section II, Part B:

Over O er 30 specifications ha have e been updated. pdated

Section II, Part C:

Adoption p of AWS A5.23/A5.23M:2011 as SFA-5.23/SFA-5.23M. Adoption of AWS A5.14/A5.14M:2011 as SFA-5.14/SFA-5.14M. Adoption of AWS A5.21/A5.21M:2011 as SFA-5.21/SFA-5.21M.

Section II, Parts A, B, C, D

Section II, Part D:
o Incorporation of Code Cases, addition of new materials, and revisions to stress lines, external pressure charts, physical properties tables and appendices. o Major revisions include the following: Rewrite of Mandatory Appendix 5 Guideline on the Approval of New Materials. Revisions to the allowable and design stress lines in Tables 3 and 4 for bolting materials based on a complete review of the tables. Addition of aluminum alloys to the yield and tensile strength Tables U and Y-1 and revisions to the allowable stress lines in the nonferrous Table 1B.

Section III
Section III, Division 1:
Revisions to include requirements for control of electronic Quality Assurance Manuals and documents. New e requirements equ e e ts for o aud auditing t ga and d renewal e e a o of O Owner's e s Certificates. New requirements for Owner's Quality Assurance Program. Revisions to Mandatory Appendix II, II Article II-1000 "Experimental Stress Analysis".

Section III
Section III, Division 1:
Updated standards and specifications referenced in Table NCA7100. Updates to Material ate a Spec Specifications cat o s a and dG Grades ades Permitted e tted for o Class MC Construction. New paragraph in Subsection NH for special considerations for Class 1 components p in elevated temperature p service.

Section III
Section III, Division 2:
Revision to requirements q for examination techniques q and Mandatory Appendix VI, Non Destructive Examination Techniques. Revision to Mandatory y Appendix pp VIII Q Qualifications for Arc Welding Reinforcing Bars.

Section III, Division 3:

Clarification of non non- destructive examination requirements applicable to weld build ups (Sections NB, WB, WC).

Section III
Section III, Division 5
Reorganization g of Subpart p HCB to g give specific p construction rules its own sub-article.

Section III, Appendices

Revision to Non Mandatory Appendix D - Recommended preheat temperatures for materials. New non mandatory appendix, Subsection NF - E, to address dampers energy absorbers dampers, New non mandatory appendix DD, Polyethylene Material Organization Responsibilities Diagram.

Section IV
Manufacturer's Data Report forms are being revised in order to simplify the requirements for the Authorized Inspector to complete th "C the "Certificate tifi t of f Sh Shop Inspection" I ti " and d the th "Certificate "C tifi t of f Fi Field ld Assembly Inspection" portions of the Manufacturers data report form by requiring only the Inspector's signature, National Board commission number and endorsement to be recorded recorded. A new paragraph covering tolerances is being added under Part HG, as HG-103, titled "Tolerances". This revision was recommended since forewords are not officially considered part of recommended, the Code and any language perceived as mandatory and enforceable needed to be moved to the body of the Code.


Section IV
A new Appendix containing rules for the governing BPVC Edition and Addenda is being added to Section IV as well as revisions needed d d th throughout h t th the C Code d t to clarify l if th the requirements. i t It h had db been suggested that the BPVC be revised to clarify the requirements rather than relying on interpretations. During work on this item, it became apparent that clarification was needed for establishing the governing BPVC Edition and Addenda for new construction and field assembly as well as for parts. Also, as a result of initiating this item CSP-9 item, CSP 9 was revised to establish a policy for establishing the effective BPVC Edition and Addenda to be used to construct an item that is to be stamped with an ASME Product Certification Mark (e.g. ( g Code Symbol y Stamp). p)

Section V
T-120(f) was revised to permit ISO 9712 and the ASNT Central Certification Program to fulfill requirements for training, experience, and d examination. i ti The T-430, T-460, and T-470 series of paragraphs and related figures were revised to clarify "weld metal overlay cladding" t terminology. i l T-463.1. and T-472.2 were revised for straight beam examination calibration block guidance and restricted access weld applicability. T-462.7 and Article 4 Nonmandatory P were added to provide rules on when a split distance amplitude correction (DAC) curve is required and provide an example of how the curve is constructed.

Section VI
(No major revisions for the 2013 Edition, although major revisions are expected for the 2015 Edition)


Section VII
(No major revisions for the 2013 Edition, although major revisions are expected for the 2015 Edition


Section VIII Div. 1

New Nonmandatory Appendix on Guidance to the Responsibilities of the User and the Designated Agent. New Mandatory Appendix on Establishing Governing BPVC Editions and Case for Pressure Vessels and Parts. New Mandatory Appendix on Cold-Stretching of Austenitic Stainless Steel Pressure Vessels. Friction Stir Welding (FSW) added as an acceptable welding process for VIII-1 construction. Permits marking by electro-chemical etching.


Section VIII Div. 2

New Mandatory Appendix on Establishing Governing BPVC Editions and Case for Pressure Vessels and Parts. Permits certification of fully identified materials by the ASME Product Certificate Holder. Permits marking by electro-chemical etching.


Section VIII Div. 3

New Mandatory Appendix on Establishing Governing BPVC Editions and Case for Pressure Vessels and Parts. KD-1, KD-2, KD-3, to include the simplified elastic-plastic analysis, thermal stress ratcheting assessment and a fatigue penalty factor for linear elastic fatigue analysis. New Nonmandatory Appendix B, which includes the requirements of withdrawn standard High Pressure Systems Nonmandatory Appendix A and Section 3000. To permit electroslag welding for weld overlay in KF-2 Supplemental Welding Fabrication Requirements.


Section VIII interpretations

(No major revisions to the 2013 Edition).


Section IX
New Part QF, "Plastic Fusing Requirements". New Part QG, "General Requirements". Addition of Hybrid Plasma GMAW. Addition of Hybrid Laser GMAW. Incorporation of Friction Stir Welding (FSW) (FSW).


Section X
A new mandatory appendix is added to address establishing governing Code edition and addenda for new construction and field assembly bl as well ll as f for parts. t Inclusion of construction of stationary fiber-reinforced pressure vessels with load sharing liners in hydrogen service for Section X application.. li ti Allow the use of Method A (Design Rules) for the design of the small diameter vessels at higher pressures.