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J. Robert Sims

Guide to Life Cycle Management of Pressure Equipment Integrity / ASME PTB-2-2009

This ASME publication provides a guideline or "roadmap" to help users of pressure equipment as well as manufacturers, owners, regulators and other stakeholders identify the codes, standards, recommended practices, specifications and guidelines that apply to the life cycle management of pressure equipment integrity. It provides a summary of some of the more commonly used codes, standards, recommended practices, specifications and guidelines produced by organizations based in the United States that assist manufacturers, owners, users and their designated agents, regulators and other stakeholders in maintaining the integrity of fixed pressure equipment in process plants and in general industrial use. It includes documents that are pertinent to maintaining equipment integrity (e.g. pressure containment) through appropriate design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair.