Introduction to Power Boilers


Power Boilers, Section I of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, provides rules for the construction of power boilers, but since it is neither a textbook nor a design handbook, its rules are accompanied by very little explanation. The objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of Section I rules, their intent, and how they are applied and enforced.

1.2History and Philosophy of Section I
1.3The Organization of Section I
1.4Scope of Section I: Pressure Limits and Exclusions
1.5Distinction between Boiler Proper Piping and Boiler External Piping
1.6How and Where Section I is Enforced and Effective Dates
1.7Fundamentals of Section I Construction
1.8Future Changes
1.10Design Exercises
Topics: Boilers

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