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ASME B31.3 1987-1999

Process Piping

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Organization: ASME
Publication Date: 29 March 1996
Status: inactive
Page Count: 346
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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 for all fluids, including:

   (1) raw, intermediate, and finished chemicals;

   (2) petroleum products;

   (3) gas, steam, air, and water;

   (4) fluidized solids; and

   (5) refrigerants;

except as provided in para. 300.1.2 or 300.1.3.

(c) Except as excluded in para. 300.1.3, this Code covers all piping within the property limits of facilities engaged in the processing or handling of chemical, petroleum, or related products. Examples are a chemical plant (including nonradioactive fluids in a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant), petroleum refinery, loading terminal, natural gas processing plant (including liquefied natural gas facilities), bulk plant, compounding plant, and tank farm. See Fig. 300.1.1 for a diagram illustrating the scope of B31.31 piping.

Packaged Equipment Piping

Piping which interconnects individual pieces or stages of equipment within a packaged equipment assembly shall be in accordance with B31.3, except that packaged refrigeration piping may conform to either B31.3 or B31.5.

Exclusions

This code excludes the following:

(a) piping systems designed for internal gage pressures at or above zero but less than 105 kPa (15 psi), provided the fluid handled is nonflammable, nontoxic, and not damaging to human tissue as defined in 300.2, and its design temperature is from -29°C (-20°F) through 186°C (366°F);

(b) power boilers in accordance with BPV Code2 Section I and boiler external piping which is required to conform to B31.1;

(c) tubes, tube headers, crossovers, and manifolds of fired heaters, which are internal to the heater enclosure;

(d) pressure vessels, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, and other fluid handling or processing equipment, including internal piping and connections for external piping;

(e) piping located on company property which has been set aside for pipelines conforming to B3 1.4, B3 1.8, or B31.11, or applicable governmental regulations;

(f) plumbing, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers; and

(g) fire protection systems constructed in compliance with insurance underwriters' or other recognized fire protection engineering standards.

1B31 references here and elsewhere in this Code are to ASME B31 Code for Pressure Piping and its various Sections as follows:

   B31.1, Power Piping

   B31.3, Chemical Plant and Petroleum Refinery Piping

   B31.4, Liquid Transportation Systems for Hydrocarbons, Liquid Petroleum Gas, Anhydrous Ammonia, and Alcohols

   B31.5, Refrigeration Piping

   B31.8, Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems

   B31.11, Slurry Transportation Piping Systems

Document History

January 1, 2018
Process Piping
Rules for the Process Piping Code Section B31.31 have been developed considering piping typically found in petroleum refineries; onshore and offshore petroleum and natural gas production facilities;...
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...
ASME B31.3 1987-1999
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.

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