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ASME BPVC 2017: Construction of Nuclear Facility Components

Find detailed descriptions for ASME BPVC code sections related to the construction of nuclear facility components and pre-order individual sections today or the combined ASME BPVC Section III set:

These sections are intended for professionals concerned with the design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection and testing of pressure vessels, including:

  • Manufacturers
  • Users
  • Constructors
  • Designers
  • All potential governing entities

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Pre-order ASME BPVC Section III NCA : Rules for Constructions of Nuclear Facility Components-Subsection NCA-General Requirements for Division 1 and Division 2

ISBN: 9780791870822

This Subsection covers general requirements for manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, material manufacturers, material suppliers and owners of nuclear power plants. This Subsection which is referenced by and is an integral part of Division 1, Subsections NB through NG, and Division 2 of Section III, covers quality assurance requirements, ASME Product Certification Marks, and authorized inspection for Class 1, 2, 3, MC, CS, and CC construction. Selective reference of ASME Standard NQA-1, Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities, is made in this Subsection. NQA-1 provides the programmatic quality assurance requirements for the establishment and execution of a quality assurance program. NQA-1 is not included in the BPVC subscription and must be purchased separately.

Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Pre-order ASME BPVC Section III Div 1 – NB : Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components-Division 1-Subsection NB – Class 1 Components

ISBN: 9780791870846

This Subsection contains requirements for the material, design, fabrication, examination, testing and overpressure protection of items which are intended to conform to the requirements for Class 1 construction. The rules of Subsection NB cover the requirements for assuring the structural integrity of items.

Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Pre-order ASME BPVC Section III Div 1 - NC: Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components-Division 1-Subsection NC – Class 2 Components

ISBN: 9780791870853

This Subsection contains requirements for the material, design, fabrication, examination, testing and overpressure protection of items which are intended to conform to the requirements for Class 2 construction. The rules of Subsection NC cover the requirements for assuring the structural integrity of items.

Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Pre-order ASME BPVC Section III Div 1 – ND: Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components-Division 1-Subsection NC – Class 3 Components

ISBN: 9780791870860

This Subsection contains requirements for the material, design, fabrication, examination, testing and overpressure protection of items which are intended to conform to the requirements for Class 3 construction. The rules of Subsection ND cover the requirements for assuring the structural integrity of items.

Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Pre-order AME BPVC Section III Div 1 – NE : Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components-Division 1-Subsection NE-Class MC Components

ISBN: 9780791870877

This Subsection contains requirements for the material, design, fabrication, examination, testing and overpressure protection of items which are intended to conform to the requirements for Class MC construction. The rules of Subsection NE cover the requirements for assuring the structural integrity of items.

Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Pre-order ASME BPVC Section III Div 1-NF: Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components-Division 1-Subsection NF-Supports

ISBN: 9780791870884

This Subsection contains requirements for the material, design, fabrication, and examination of supports which are intended to conform to the requirements for Classes 1, 2, 3, and MC construction. Nuclear power plant supports for which rules are specified in this Subsection are those metal supports which are designed to transmit loads from the pressure retaining barrier of the component or piping to the load carrying building structure. In some cases there may be intervening elements in the component support load path which are not constructed to the rules of this Section, such as diesel engines, electric motors, valve operators, coolers and access structures.

Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Pre-order ASME BPVC Section III Div 1 - NG: Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components-Division 1-Subsection NG-Core Support Structures

ISBN: 9780791870891

This Subsection contains requirements for the material, design, fabrication and examination required in the manufacture and installation of core support structures. Core support structures are those structures or parts of structures which are designed to provide direct support or restraint of the core (fuel & blanket assemblies) within the reactor pressure vessel.

Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Pre-order ASME BPVC Section III Div 2: Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components-Division 2 – Code for Concrete Containments

ISBN: 9780791870907

This Division contains requirements for the material, design, construction, fabrication, testing, examination, and overpressure protection of concrete containment structures, pre-stressed or reinforced. These requirements are applicable only to those components that are designed to provide a pressure retaining or containing barrier. They are not applicable to other support structures, except as they directly affect the components of the systems. This Section contains appendices, both mandatory and non-mandatory, for Division 2 construction.

Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Pre-order ASME BPVC Section III Div 3: Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components-Division 3 – Containment Systems for Transportation and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Material

ISBN: 9780791870914

This Division contains requirements for the design and construction of the containment systems for nuclear spent fuel or high-level radioactive material transport packaging.

Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Pre-order ASME BPVC Section III Div 5: Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components-Division 5

ISBN: 9780791870921

Division 5 of Section III of the BPVC provides construction rules for high-temperature reactors, including both High-Temperature, Gas-cooled Reactors (HTGRs) and Liquid-Metal Reactors (LMRs). These rules are for components exceeding the temperature in Division 1 and are meant for components experiencing temperatures that are equal, to or higher than, 700oF (370oC) for ferritic materials or 800oF (425oC) for austenitic stainless steels or high nickel alloys.

Importantly, Division 5 also contains the new rules pertaining to graphite core components. These new rules include general requirements, plus design and construction rules, for graphite. Irradiation effects on graphite are addressed, as are the features of probabilistic design reflected in the determination of graphite material strength properties.

Division 5 reflects new, safety-criteria approaches for nuclear power plants—accumulating rules conveniently into one, single book format. These rules have been updated and improved over those still in Code Case format.

Various industries are beginning to appreciate the unique advantages that exist with nuclear power plants that operate at elevated temperatures. For example, HTGRs can yield higher operating efficiencies, provide not only electrical power but also process heat for other industries, and can be designed to be passively-safe.

Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Intended for those nuclear facilities and power plants that experience operating temperatures that exceed the limits established in Section III, Division 1. At this time, both high temperature gas-cooled reactors and liquid metal reactors are identified as being within the scope of these Division 5 rules.

Pre-order ASME BPVC Section III Div 1 APP : Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components-Division 1-Appendices

ISBN: 9780791870839

This Subsection contains appendices, both mandatory and nonmandatory for Section III, Division 1 (Subsection NCA through NG) and Division 2, including a listing of design and design analysis methods and information, and Data Report Forms. These appendices are referenced by and are an integral part of Subsection NCA through NG and Division 2.

Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

Referenced BPVC Sections

  • BPVC-II, A, B, C, D (Section II, Materials, Parts A through D)
  • BPVC-V (Section V, Nondestructive Examination)
  • BPVC-IX (Section IX, Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications)
  • BPVC-XI (Section XI, Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components)

Referenced ASME Standards

  • Three Standards from the B1 Series on screw threads
  • Eight Standards from the B16 Series on pipe flanges and fittings
  • Three Standards from the B18 Series on hex bolts
  • B36.10M – Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe
  • B36.19M – Stainless Steel Pipe
  • NQA-1 – Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities
  • QAI-1 – Qualifications for Authorized Inspection

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