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ASME Section XI Meeting Notes (Introduction to the ASME Code) – November 2008
Company: Entergy Services Incorporated
Meeting Date: November 10, 2008
In attendance - 34 Persons – approximately 20 new to the code.
1st Presenter – Bryan Erler – Vice President Nuclear Codes and Standards
· Brief History of the ASME BPV Code
· Code Content and Structure
§ Section I Power Boilers
§ Section IV Heating Boilers
§ Section VIII Pressure Vessels
§ Section II Materials
§ Section IX Welding and Brazing
§ Section XI ISI
o Details on
§ NCA General Requirements
§ NB Class 1
§ NC Class 2
§ ND Class 3
§ NE Containment
§ NF Supports
§ NG Core Support Structures
§ NH Elevated Temperatures
§ Div II – Concrete containments
§ Div III Transport containers?
Probabilistic Risk Assessment – RA-S
Nuclear Quality Assurance – NQA-1
Qualification of Mechanical Equipment – QME-1
Overhead and Gantry Cranes - NOG-1
Underhung and Monorail Cranes - NUM-1
Air and Gas Treatment – AG-1
Operation and Maintenance – OM (IST etc)
Standards and Guides - SG
Requirements for Code include:
· Can be empirical
· Can be analytical
· Can provide specific details
BPV Code is NOT a Handbook
BPV Code evolves over time to adjust to industry need.
2nd Presenter – Carol Moyer(?) NRC – Explanation of regulatory processes for incorporation of industry codes.
Presentation was from slides used for a Westinghouse class earlier.
3rd Presenter – Chris Sanna ASME Technical Staff – Topic development of codes and standards.
4th Presenter – Ralph Hill – Section III
Materials (NX-2000), design (NX-3000), fabrication (NX-4000), examination (NX-5000), inspection (NX-5000), testing (NX-6000), overpressure protection (NX-7000), certification (NX-8000).
5th Presenter – Rick Swayne – Section XI