ASME BPVC 2017: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels

Find a detailed description of the ASME BPVC code section related to fiber-reinforced plastic pressure vessels and pre-order the individual section below:

This section is intended for professionals concerned with the design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection and testing of pressure vessels, including:

  • Manufacturers
  • Users
  • Constructors
  • Designers
  • All potential governing entities

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Pre-order ASME BPVC Section X: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels

ISBN: 9780791871010

This Section provides requirements for construction of an FRP pressure vessel in conformance with a manufacturer's design report. It includes production, processing, fabrication, inspection and testing methods required for the vessel. Section X includes three Classes of vessel design; Class I and Class III - qualification through the destructive test of a prototype and Class II - mandatory design rules and acceptance testing by nondestructive methods. These vessels are not permitted to store, handle or process lethal fluids. Vessel fabrication is limited to the following processes - bag-molding, centrifugal casting and filament-winding and contact molding. General specifications for the glass and resin materials and minimum physical properties for the composite materials are given.

Referenced BPVC Sections

  • BPVC-V (Nondestructive Examination)

Referenced ASME Standards

  • B16.1 - Gray Iron Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings: Classes 25, 125 and 250
  • B16.5 - Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings: NPS 1/2 through NPS 24 Metric/Inch Standard
  • B18.22.1 - Plain Washers
  • CA-1 - Conformity Assessment Requirements

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