ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC)

BPVC stands for "Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code". It is a standard containing rules for the design, manafacturing and inspecting of boilers and pressure vessels. Contents is reviewed on a three year basis. This page contains information on 2007 edition, which is the most recent.

It comprises of following 12 volumes.

Section I - Power Boilers

Section II - Materials

Section III - Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components

Section IV - Heating Boilers

Section V - Nondestructive Examination

Section VI - Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers

Section VII - Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers

Section VIII - Pressure Vessels

Section IX - Welding and Brazing Qualifications

Section X - Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels

Section XI - Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components

Section XII - Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks