ASME B31.3

Process Piping

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Organization: ASME
Publication Date: 1 January 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 562
scope:

Key changes to this revision include:

  • Severe Cyclic Conditions
  • MPa Allowable Stresses
  • Expansion Joints
  • Flange Joint Assembly
  • Ultrasonic Examination Acceptance Criteria
  • Category M Fluid Service Examination
  • LeakTesting of Instrument Connections
  • LeakTesting of Vacuum Systems
  • LeakTesting of Insulated Systems
  • Leak Testing ofAssembled Piping

Scope

Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.3 have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic plants; and related processing plants and terminals.

Content and Coverage

(a) This Code prescribes requirements for materials and components, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of piping.

(b) This Code applies to piping for all fluids, including

(1) raw, intermediate, and finished chemicals

(2) petroleum products

(3) gas, steam, air, and water

(4) fluidized solids

(5) refrigerants

(6) cryogenic fluids

Document History

ASME B31.3
January 1, 2016
Process Piping
Key changes to this revision include: Severe Cyclic Conditions MPa Allowable Stresses Expansion Joints Flange Joint Assembly Ultrasonic Examination Acceptance Criteria Category M Fluid Service...
January 1, 2014
Process Piping
Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.31 have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic...
January 1, 2012
Process Piping
Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.31 have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic...
January 1, 2010
Process Piping
Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.31 have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic...
December 31, 2008
Process Piping
Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.31 have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic...
January 1, 2006
Process Piping
Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.31 have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic...
January 1, 2004
Process Piping
Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.3(Footnote 1) have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor,...
April 30, 2002
Process Piping
Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.3 have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic...
August 31, 2001
Addenda to ASME B31.3-1999 Process Piping
Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.3 have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic...
July 14, 2000
Addenda to ASME B31.3-1999 Process Piping
Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.3' have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic...
April 15, 1999
Process Piping
Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.3 have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic...
December 15, 1998
Addenda to B31.3 - 1996 Process Piping
A description is not available for this item.
September 22, 1997
Addenda to B31.3 - 1996 Process Piping
A description is not available for this item.
October 1, 1996
Addenda to B31.3 - 1996 Process Piping
Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.3' have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic...
March 29, 1996
Process Piping
Content and Coverage (a) This Code prescribes requirements for the materials, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of piping.  (b) This Code applies to...
September 22, 1995
ADDENDA TO B31.3-1993 CHEMICAL PLANT AND PETROLEUM REFINERY PIPING
A description is not available for this item.
September 15, 1994
ADDENDA TO B31.3-1993 CHEMICAL PLANT AND PETROLEUM REFINERY PIPING
Content and Coverage (a)This Code prescribes requirements for the materials, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of piping. (b) This Code applies to piping...
July 31, 1993
ADDENDA TO B31.3-1993 CHEMICAL PLANT AND PETROLEUM REFINERY PIPING
A description is not available for this item.
March 15, 1993
CHEMICAL PLANT AND PETROLEUM REFINERY PIPING
Content and Coverage (a) This Code prescribes requirements for the materials, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of piping. (b) This Code applies to...
September 15, 1992
ADDENDA TO ASME B31.3- 1990 CHEMICAL PLANT AND PETROLEUM REFINERY PIPING
A description is not available for this item.
September 6, 1991
ADDENDA TO ASME B31.3- 1990 CHEMICAL PLANT AND PETROLEUM REFINERY PIPING
A description is not available for this item.
November 7, 1990
ADDENDA TO ASME B31.3- 1990 CHEMICAL PLANT AND PETROLEUM REFINERY PIPING; ERRATA - DECEMBER 1990
A description is not available for this item.
March 15, 1990
CHEMICAL PLANT AND PETROLEUM REFINERY PIPING
Content and Coverage (a) This Code prescribes requirements for the materials, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of piping. (b) This Code applies to...
October 15, 1989
ADDENDA TO ASME/ANSI B31.3-1987 CHEMICAL PLANT AND PETROLEUM REFINERY PIPING
A description is not available for this item.
July 15, 1988
ADDENDA TO ASME/ANSI B31.3-1987 CHEMICAL PLANT AND PETROLEUM REFINERY PIPING
A description is not available for this item.

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