ASME B31.1 prescribes minimum needs for that design, materials, fabrication, erection, test, inspection, operation, and upkeep of piping systems typically present in electric energy producing stations, industrial and institutional plants, geothermal power heating systems, and central and district cooling and heating systems.
Additionally, it covers boiler-exterior piping for energy central heating boilers and-temperature, ruthless water central heating boilers by which steam or vapor is produced in a pressure in excess of 15 psig and temperature water is produced at demands exceeding 160 psig and/or temps exceeding 250 levels F.
Key changes for this revision range from the moving from the rules for nonmetallic piping and piping lined with nonmetals from the nonmandatory appendix to some mandatory appendix, selected language from Nonmandatory Appendix V continues to be moved in to the body from the code in Chapter VII, the pre-heat and publish weld warmth treatment rules happen to be reformatted into tabular form for clearness, and cold developing rules for slip strength enhanced ferritic steels happen to be integrated into Chapter V.
It’s the owner?ˉs responsibility to choose the B31 Code Section(s) that affect a suggested piping installation. For many installations, several Code Section within the B31 series may affect various areas of a piping system in order to various areas of cellular phone.
ASME B31.1 is among ASME?ˉs most widely used codes, broadly adopted by areas worldwide. It’s conspicuously recommended in ASME?ˉs Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section I. This Code works as a companion to ASME?ˉs B31.3 Code on Process Piping in addition to another codes in ASME?ˉs B31 series. Together, they continue to be essential references for anybody engaged with piping. Careful use of these ASME B31 codes can help customers to conform with relevant rules inside their areas, while experienceing this operational, cost and safety advantages to be acquired in the many industry best-practices detailed with these volumes.
Meant for producers, designers, operators and proprietors of piping systems including, although not restricted to, steam, water, oil, gas, and air services, plus all potential regulating organizations.