Section VIII—Division I: Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels


The history of the industrial revolution is not favorable from the perspective of safety and the protection of the general public from the failure of boilers and other pressure equipment. Because of the frequent occurrences of boiler and pressure vessel failures, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers appointed a committee to develop a boiler code in 1911. The objective of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code is the same today as it was in 1911. The objective is to provide rules defining the minimum requirements to assure that boilers and pressure vessels are constructed in a manner that they may be safely operated.

21.2Section VIII, Division 1, Foreword
21.3Section VIII, Division 1, Introduction
21.4Subsection A: General Requirements for All Methods of Construction and All Materials
21.5Subsection B—Requirements Pertaining to Methods of F Fabrication of Pressure Vessels
21.6Subsection C: Requirements Pertaining to Classes of Materials
21.7Mandatory Appendices
21.8Nonmandatory Appendices

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