ASME-RELATED ARTICLES AND INFORMATION
ASME Section IX Updates
1998 through 2010 summaries are listed below
Tired of looking up P-numbers?
How about trade names for UNS Numbers?
ASME SECTION IX SEMINAR
Learn how to use ASME Section IX
quickly, competently, completely and cost-effectively.
This 3-day ASME-sponsored course is scheduled for the following dates and locations in North America:
April 8/10, 2013, Toronto
September 16/18, 2013, Las Vegas
November 4/6, 2013, San Diego
March 3/5, 2014, Houston
April 14/16, San Francisco
May 3/5, Houston
To register, go to:
None Scheduled -- Custom presentations are available. Contact
To register, go to: http://www.asme.org/Education/Europe/Locations/Locations.cfm
Do you know the difference between
3G (or PG) and the Vertical Position?
Hint: they are not the same. . . .
See the article in The Fabricator
Download this 2MB Powerpoint-based explanation and find out!
What is the deal with Variables?
Do you really have to describe all the essential and nonessntial variables for each process in a WPS?
And what does the Code mean by the term "describe?"
Find out in the White Paper "Auditing of Welding Under ASME Section IX" at:
For Maximum Efficiency in testing welders, use Supercoupons (i.e., a welder test coupon suitable for small-diameter qualification using two processes with the second process qualified for unlimited thickness), go to:
Thinking about getting a
Sperko Engineering can provide assistance with this. We will visit you to ensure you know the commitment you need to make to have a "Code Stamp" and do ASME Code work. We will prepare a custom QC Program in accordance with current ASME and/or National Board Requirements. We will conduct a day of training with your designated QC Manager. The ballpark cost to get an ASME Code Stamp, including purchase of Code Books, Stamp fee, preparation of a demonstration vessel or assembly, preliminary review by your Inspection Agency, audit by an ASME Consultant and your Inspection Agency supervisor, your time and the above services by Sperko Engineering is around $20,000. For National Board "R" Stamps, it's more like $15,000. These stamps get renewed every 3 years and the cost of new code books and audit is around $15,000 and $10,000 respectively. Your business plan needs to be able to justify these costs; however, organizations that hold "Code Stamps" are considered considered a couple of notches better than average, opening the door to new business opportunities. For a listing of those who already hold ASME Certificates, go to http://www.asme.org/kb/standards/bpvc-resources or www.nationalboard.org where R-stamp holders are also listed.
ASME BOILER CODE COMMITTEE MEETING DATES AND LOCATIONS
All ASME Technical Committee meetings are open to the public
May 12/17, 2013, Miami, FL, Hyatt Downtown
August 11/16, 2013, Montreal, QC, LeCentre Sheraton
October 27/November 1, 2013, Atlanta Westin Peachtree
February 9/14, 2014, San Diego, CA Sheraton Hotel and Marina
May 11/16, 2014, Belleview WA, Hyatt
August 17/22, 2014, Washington, DC, Hyatt
ASME B31 PIPING CODE WEEK
September 23/26, Portland, Maine
Benefits of Participating in
Plus, you learn that something as diminutive the simple comma can be critical in getting the meaning across. For example:
"Let's eat grandma. . . " versus
"Let's eat, grandma . . . ."
OTHER USEFUL ASME CODE RESOURCES:
Errata, Unpublished Code Cases, as-yet unpublished Interpretations, Procedures for Obtaining approval for new materials and other useful information can be found at:
Standard Welding Procedures
You can buy them at:
on the "Quick Search" box, type "SWPS" and click on "Find it."
This form will make it easy to document the required adoption demonstration test
Previous Commentaries on Changes to ASME Section IX