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Status of Code Development for ASME B&PV Code, Section III, Division 3

[+] Author Affiliations
D. Keith Morton

Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

Gerald M. Foster

HSB Global Standards, WA, USA

R. Howard Smith

NAC International, GA, USA

Gary R. Cannell

Fluor Hanford, Inc., WA, USA

Paper No. PVP2008-61576, pp. 261-265; 5 pages
  • ASME 2008 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 1: Codes and Standards
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 27–31, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4824-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3828-5
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


Current activities of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Section III Subgroup on Containment Systems for Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste Transport Packagings (also known as Subgroup NUPACK) are reviewed with emphasis on the recent revision of Subsection WB (transportation containments). Also, brief insights on new proposals for the development of rules for internal support structures (e.g., spent fuel baskets) and for a strain-based acceptance criteria are provided.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME



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