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Subsection NE—Class MC Components

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This chapter provides a summary of some of the more significant requirements of the ASME Code Section III, Subsection NE, and a commentary on such requirements. The comments on and interpretation of the rules are strictly the opinions of the authors and are not to be considered as official ASME Code Committee interpretations. These opinions are based on several years of experience in design, analysis, and construction of containment vessels and participation in various ASME Code Committees.

9.1Introduction
9.2Scope of Subsection NE
9.3Boundaries of Jurisdiction of Subsection NE
9.4General Material Requirements
9.5Certified Material Test Reports
9.6Material Toughness Requirements
9.7General Design Requirements
9.8Qualifications of Professional Engineers
9.9Owner’s Design Specifications
9.10Certified Design Report
9.11Design by Analysis
9.12Appendix F
9.13Fatigue Analysis
9.14Buckling
9.15Reinforcement of Cone-to-Cylinder Junction
9.16Plastic Analysis
9.17Design by Formula
9.18Openings
9.19Bolted Flange Connections
9.20Welded Connections
9.21General Fabrication Requirements
9.22Tolerances
9.23Requirements for Weld Joints
9.24Welding Qualifications
9.25Rules for Marking, Examining, and Repairing Welds
9.26Heat Treatment
9.27Examination
9.28Qualifications and Certification of NDE Personnel
9.29Testing
9.30Overpressure Protection
9.31Nameplates, Stamping, and Reports
9.32Recommendations
9.33References
9.34Summary of Changes

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