The International Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code establishes rules of
safety governing the design, fabrication, and inspection of boilers and
pressure vessels, and nuclear power plant components during construction.
The objective of the rules is to provide a margin for deterioration in
service. Advancements in design and material and the evidence of experience
are constantly being added.
Originating in 1914, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code is now
adopted in part or in its entirety, by all 50 states and numerous
municipalities and territories of the United States and all the provinces
To assist you in using your new 2013 ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code,
IHS has developed the IHS BPVC
Fact Book. This fact book contains a
listing of all the key changes for each section. Additionally, in
cooperation with the experts at ASME, we have provided in-depth answers to
all the most commonly ask questions pertaining to the Code. The IHS BPVC
Fact Book is yours an no charge when you order the 2013 BPVC.