Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

ASME Operation and Maintenance (OM) Code Overview

[+] Author Affiliations
Ronald C. Lippy

True North Consulting, Montrose, CO

Paper No. ICONE24-60086, pp. V001T01A002; 6 pages
  • 2016 24th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 1: Operations and Maintenance, Aging Management and Plant Upgrades; Nuclear Fuel, Fuel Cycle, Reactor Physics and Transport Theory; Plant Systems, Structures, Components and Materials; I&C, Digital Controls, and Influence of Human Factors
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, June 26–30, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5001-5
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


The purpose of this paper is to provide a general overview of the organization and content of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants (OM) Code. This will involve a brief description of the regulatory requirements associated with Inservice Testing (IST) as well as a brief overview of the OM Code scope and requirements. This paper will discuss, in general, the regulations requiring IST as well as a brief discussion on when Preservice Testing (PST) and IST become required. A general organization of the ASME OM Code will be provided as well as general topics associated with how to determine when testing and examination intervals are established; what documentation is required; and general discussion regarding the various subsections of the OM Code and the components associated with the OM Code. Alternatives to the OM Code requirements and how to obtain these alternatives will also be provided as well as how the edition applicability of the ASME OM Code is determined. There is also discussion regarding a few general issues associated with the OM Code regarding existing reactor power plants as well as the “new builds” and advanced reactor plants and designs.

Copyright © 2016 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In