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Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC)
  • the world's leading set of rules for the design, manufacture and testing of pressure equipment and pressurized components
  • Used 100,000 times in over 100 countries
  • Regularly updated by over 1,000 experts
  • The must-have for international business

  • The ASME BPVC is the world's most comprehensive collection of codes of practice governing the design, fabrication, and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels. It is used for steam boilers, unfired and fired pressure vessels and nuclear components.

    Benefit from our online service (annual subscription)

    Ideal for networks. Our offer includes the current version including supplements (for Code Cases only). Save time and money with the annual subscription:

    • Flexibility: Save space and enjoy access from anywhere in the world via the Internet.
    • Efficiency: Search faster and in a more targeted manner, and do not worry about filing.
    • Option: Documents can also be printed out if needed.
    • Upgrade: Sign up for previous editions alongside the current versions. We would be happy to make you a customized offer!
    • Save on shipping costs.

    The Code is also available as print copies.

    The delivery comprises:

    • the basic collection
    • regular updates of the Code Cases (supplements)

    Folders are not supplied with the documents as standard. For Section 2 "Materials", Part A "Ferrous Material Specifications” you will need two folders. For each of the other sections one folder will be sufficient.

    The BPVC can be purchased either as a complete collection or in sections. It comprises 13 sections and two additional packages in the form of "code cases":

    • Code Cases: Boilers and Pressure Vessels
    • Code Cases: Nuclear Components
  • The ASME BPVC is used to build pressure-controlled equipment worldwide. The Code is indispensable, especially for mechanical and plant engineering companies exporting to the USA. Further users include manufacturing and supplying companies, as well as distributors and operators of

    • plant
    • components
    • piping
    • boilers
    • pressure vessels
    • appliances
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) develops the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. This association, which has over 140,000 members, develops, reviews and updates standards and technical regulations in the field of mechanical engineering.

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code


Code Cases: Full Sets

Section 1: Rules for Construction of Power Boilers

Section 2: Materials

Section 3: Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components

Section 4: Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers

Section 5: Nondestructive Examination

Section 8: Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels

Section 9: Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications

Section 10: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels

Section 11: Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components

Section 12: Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks

Section 13: Rules for Overpressure Protection

Complete Set incl. ring binders

Complete Set without ring binders

ASME BPVC ring binder

National Board Inspection Code (NBIC)

The most important international set of rules for the maintenance of your equipment - so that  high manufacturing standards are maintained after a repair or after the conversion of boilers and pressure equipment!