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Power Boilers: A Guide to the Section I of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Second Edition

By
John R. MacKay
John R. MacKay
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James T. Pillow
James T. Pillow
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ISBN:
9780791859674
No. of Pages:
330
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2011

What is third party inspection and why is it mandatory for Section I construction? In the simplest terms, third party inspection refers to the system evolved by the Code committee to assure that code rules are actually followed. That is a basic truth, but it does not fully answer the question regarding why it is mandatory. It is not mandatory for other code constructions such as that governed by ASME B31.1, so why is it so for Section I construction? The answer is twofold; (1) to assure consistent, uniform application of code rules thus assuring a certain degree of safe...

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