Every month RAE produces a short summary of important changes to regulations and codes that may impact our clients. The following are the updates from the month of February:
ASME released the January 2015 interpretations for the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Code interpretations are the ASME response to inquiries concerning interpretation of technical aspects of the Code. These interpretations will become part of the Interpretations Volume in the next edition of the BPVC.
ASME B31.3 Process Piping, 2014 edition was released recently and redlines are also available through most major services (such as techstreet). Personnel involved in the design, construction, and inspection of process piping should familiarize themselves with the changes.
ASME PCC-2 Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping, 2015 edition was released. This code covers both the repair of equipment as well as the pressure testing of equipment and piping. This is a key reference in the development of pneumatic test procedures in addition to ABSA AB-522 (within Alberta).