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ASME Section VIII, Division 1 - 2019 Edition - Changes to U-2(g)

What Do You Do When There Are No Rules?On July 1, 2019, the 2019 Edition of ASME Section VIII, Division 1 will be published.  Among the 117 changes to this Edition will be a revised paragraph U-2(g), and a new Mandatory Appendix 46.  The new U-2(g) will read:(g) This Division of Section VIII does not contain rules to cover all details of construction. Where complete details of construction are not given, the Manufacturer, subject to the acceptance of the Authorized Inspector, shall provide the appropriate details to be used.   (1) Where design rules do not exist in this Division, one of the following three methods shall be used:      (-a) Mandatory Appendix 46;      (-b) Proof test in accordance with UG-101;      (-c) Other recognized and generally accepted methods, such as those found in other ASME/EN/ISO/National/Industry Standards or Codes. This option shall provide details of design consistent with the allowable stress criteria provided in...
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