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Insight on Q2 2024 ASME Code Updates

Every quarter, CEI representatives attend code meetings to keep our solutions up-to-date and to help our customers navigate through ASME code changes. This past quarter (Q2 of 2024) our representatives, Tiradej Bunyarattaphantu, PE, and Santiago Laris, EIT, attended several ASME BPV Code Committee meetings in Scottsdale, AZ.

This meeting was a combined meeting where ASME and National Board had their meetings in the same location to bring together members of ASME and National Board, including chief inspectors from around the country

This blog captures a synopsis of those week-long meetings to provide our readers with upcoming changes pertaining to ASME code compliance.

Meeting Highlights | May 13-16

During the week of May 13-16, our representatives attended several ASME BPV Code Committee meetings, including: 

  • May 13, 2024
    • Working Group on Design by Analysis (BPV VIII)
    • Subgroup on Welding Qualifications (BPV IX)
    • Subgroup on General Requirements (BPV IX)
  • May 14, 2024
    • SG Design (BPV VIII)
    • Committee of Welding, Brazing, and Plastic Fusing (BPV IX)
  • May 15, 2024
    • SG on Heat Transfer Equipment (BPV VIII) -- of which Tiradej Bunyarattaphantu is a member
    • SG on General Requirements (BPV VIII)
    • Special Committee on Interpretations 
  • May 16, 2024
    • BPV VIII 

Meeting Takeaways & Notes

In these meetings, here are some key takeaways and notes our representatives captured: 

  • The ASME Reshape Project has continued with the implementation of moving the design rules to Division 2 only for the 2025 code edition. The following paragraphs are being altered for common rules: 
    • Mandatory Appendix 2 
    • Mandatory Appendix 5 
    • Mandatory Appendix 9 
    • Mandatory Appendix 13 
    • Mandatory Appendix 14 
    • Mandatory Appendix 24 
    • Non-mandatory Appendix EE 
  • The rewrite of Division 2 Part 5 harmonization and fatigue strength reduction factor continues.
  • There is a record item that is going to introduce a new subsection to Division 1 to reorganize Division 1 to move requirements for specific types of pressure vessels and components into one location. 
  • BPV VIII General Requirements is moving forward with removing exceptions for small piping and low-temperature boilers to expand the scope of the code.

Additional highlights about the meetings in general and some of the attendees include: 

  • CEI's very own Tiradej Bunyarattaphantu made a significant contribution by presenting his record item to the main committee, showcasing CEI’s active involvement in shaping the future of ASME codes. 
  • As a side note, if you attend future ASME Code Committee meetings, we recommend using the Crowd Compass app to help you navigate the event, meeting times, and locations.


Important Upcoming Events

Stay connected with the latest upcoming events. Check out ASME's calendar of events for future activities, or learn more about past code updates by reading previous blog posts from our engineers.

Here's some key dates to note:

  • August 11-16: Meetings will be held by the BPV VIII and BPV IX at the National Board office in Ohio. Additionally, attendees can participate in-person or online.

  • October 27- November 1: All section meetings will take place at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace.

From the Experts You Can Trust

By participating in these meetings, CEI continues to solidify its role as a leader in ASME code compliance, ensuring our customers receive the most up-to-date and robust solutions. The information provided in this blog comes from our expert engineers at CEI and Paulin Research Group:

Tiradej Bunyarattaphantu, P.E. has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri. He has been a part of CEI for 10 years and has been involved in the ASME code since 2015. He currently sits on SGHTE for BPV VIII.

Santiago Laris, EIT has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and will soon be a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas. He has been a part of Paulin Research Group for 4 years and has attended his third ASME conference.


Written by CEI

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