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Section XII of the ASME Code—Transport Tanks FREE

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Allen Selz

Pressure Science, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

Paper No. PVP2003-1790, pp. 237; 1 page
doi:10.1115/PVP2003-1790
From:
  • ASME 2003 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Pressure Vessel and Piping Codes and Standards
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA, July 20–24, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-1694-X
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME

abstract

In December 1996, the United States Department of Transportation requested that ASME create a new code for transport tanks. ASME formed Subcommittee XII to fulfill this request. The scope of the subcommittee is the development of codes and standards covering the construction, in-service inspection, alteration and repair of transport tanks used for the carriage of dangerous goods by all means of transport; to develop criteria for accreditation of manufacturers of these tanks; and to develop codes and standards that are suitable for reference by regulatory authorities and safety organizations world-wide. Some significant code issues are the separation of technical and administrative requirements, third-party inspection, minimal impact on the industry’s current way of doing business, and the technical issues associated with pressure relief for vessels that can overturn. The first edition is in the hands of ASME Technical Publications and is scheduled to be issued in late 2003.

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