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D E A R ENGINEE RING STUDENT, The articles in this booklet explore different facets of ASME Standards. Certification ASME Standards Certification plays an important role in ensuring. the safety of the public and in the standardization of things as common as. nuts and bolts We have selected the articles to draw your attention to some. important aspects of your professional life and future in the mechanical or. related engineering field, For an overview of ASME Standards Certification see the Codes and. Standards at a Glance section which immediately follows the articles. We hope that you find this collection of articles interesting and informative and. that it provides you with a new window into the field of ASME Standards and. Certification Please let us know what you think at cs asme org. Task Group on ASME Codes and Standards for Mechanical and Other. Engineering Students, Kenneth Balkey P E Consulting Engineer Westinghouse Electric Company. Domenic A Canonico Ph D Canonico Associates,Angel Luis Guzman Project Engineer ASME. Pamela F Nelson Professor UNAM, Mark Webster P E Vice President Engineering Pflow Industries Inc.
Steven Weinman Director Standardization and Testing ASME. This brochure is an update of the previous brochure which was issued about. a decade ago The Task Group acknowledges the work of the previous task. group of Gerard G Lowen Chair Guy A Arlotto Stuart Brown. Domenic A Canonico Ryan L Crane John H Fernandez Philip M Gerhart. Halit M Kosar Richard Merz and Sam Zamrik,ABOUT ASME. ASME Mission, To serve our diverse global communities by advancing disseminating. and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life and. communicating the excitement of engineering,ASME Vision. ASME the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will be the essential. resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout. the world for solutions that benefit humankind,SME is a not for profit membership. ASME HELPS THE GLOBAL organization that enables collaboration. knowledge sharing career enrichment and, ENGINEERING COMMUNITY skills development across all engineering.
disciplines Founded in 1880 by a small,DEVELOP SOLUTIONS TO. group of leading industrialists ASME has, REAL WORLD CHALLENGES grown through the decades to include. more than 120 000 members in over, FACING ALL PEOPLE AND 140 countries around the globe The. membership includes a wide diversity of, OUR PLANET technical disciplines who represent all. facets of the technical communities, ASME s diverse members range from college students and early career.
engineers to project managers corporate executives researchers and academic. leaders ASME serves this wide ranging technical community through quality. programs in continuing education training and professional development. standards and certification research conferences and publications government. relations and other forms of outreach, Many engineers join ASME for career enrichment lifelong learning and the. opportunity to network with professionals of like minded interests Others. become active in local sections or in ASME s administrative structure of boards. and committees providing leadership and expertise to the Society and the. profession at large, The governance of the Society is the responsibility of member elected. governors who volunteer their vast knowledge and expertise to the organization. The board of governors and other volunteer leaders of ASME work in. collaboration with a professional staff to shape the Society s programs and. strategies and make them available to engineers throughout the world ASME. administers its programs through offices and institutes in the United States. Belgium China and India and through various committees and groups to ensure. that the myriad technical interests of its members and the global engineering. community are met,More information about ASME can be obtained from. http www asme org about asme,A S T R A T E G I C R OAD MAP GUID E S A SME. ASME strategically aligns its programs and initiatives to focus on three main. organizational priorities energy engineering workforce development and. global impact in an effort to provide relevant knowledge based resources to. the broad spectrum of ASME members and constituents. In energy ASME is serving as an essential energy technology resource and. leading advocate for balanced energy policies In engineering workforce. development ASME fosters a broader competent vibrant and more diverse. engineering workforce with improved retention in both the profession and. ASME over all career stages, And in the area of global impact ASME is committed to delivering locally.
relevant engineering resources to advance public safety and quality of life. around the world, Among many examples of the Society s growing outreach in the global arena. is Engineering for Change E4C E4C is a dynamic community of engineers. technologists social scientists NGOs local governments and community. advocates whose mission is to improve people s lives in communities around. the world E4C features an open innovative and user friendly online platform. that facilitates collaboration and knowledge exchange for the development of. appropriate solutions to issues such as sanitation access to clean water energy. transportation food education and housing,More information about E4C can be obtained from. https www engineeringforchange org,ASME S ROLE IN THE GLOBALIZATION. OF CODES AND STANDARDS,by Donald R Frikken P E Becht Engineering Company. Movement to harmonization,of standards requirements has.
taken on greater interest as,companies continue to merge or. expand operations across international,boundaries helped by regional trade. agreements such as the North American,Free Trade Agreement NAFTA and. those established by the European Union,EU which have facilitated international mergers. through the lowering of tariffs on imports, The companies involved in these consolidations or expansions are used to selling.
to just one market find themselves selling to global markets The standards for. products in these markets are often different which complicates manufacturing. procedures Local laws may require the use of a particular standard yet these. laws are viewed by the World Trade Organization WTO as technical barriers to. trade and WTO member countries are charged with reducing these and other. barriers to free global trade, What is the best way for standards developing organizations like ASME and. for users of standards to find a solution Possible approaches are to adopt a. prevalent standard to perform a comparison of standards requirements to. identify areas of possible convergence or to develop an umbrella standard that. references other regional and national standards On new emerging topics or. technologies a global consensus standard may possibly be developed from. scratch ASME is involved in helping promote whichever approach best serves a. specific industry and the users of the applicable ASME standards. ASME standards have changed over the years to include new construction. materials to address new topics and to incorporate new calculation methods As. these changes continue to be introduced global developments bring even more. change requiring greater flexibility and adaptation from industry. ELEVATORS ESCALATORS AND MOVING WALKWAYS,by Jim Coaker Coaker Company PC. How many times in the past week have you, A NORMAL ridden in an elevator on an escalator or on a. moving walk These actions are so routine in, CONVENIENCE IN everyday life that they happen automatically. EVERYDAY LIFE and are too numerous to recall, FUNCTIONING Behind each mechanism is a web of machinery.
power sources control systems and redundant, WITHOUT INCIDENT safeguards in both design and operation that. delivers safe vertical transportation without,ASME elevator and escalator standards A17. series consisting of safety codes for elevators,and escalators including a code that covers. existing installation requirements Inspectors,Manuals and Guidelines covering evacuation. and electrical equipment requirements is one,of the largest areas covered by the Society s.
codes and standards program Elevator,ridership in the United States is conservatively. estimated at more than 200 billion passenger,rides per year a figure that makes it easy to. appreciate the critical role that codes and,standards play in public safety. Dynamic change defines the world of technical,applications and ASME s standards are. constantly updated to keep abreast of changes,in technology Starting with basic design.
principles relating to public safety these codes,and standards establish guidelines and. requirements for equipment design installation operation inspection and. maintenance, Performance based codes have been developed to provide guidelines and. requirements to allow latest state of the art technology design and materials. in engineering design of new and renovated elevator systems Advancements in. technology and updates to codes and standards that support elevator systems. have led to buildings that are ever taller more efficient and more resistant to. natural forces helping to sustain the infrastructure of many of our great cities. Even if the end result is invisible a normal convenience in everyday life. functioning without incident underlying complexities of system application. present stimulation and challenge to the engineering mind Some professionals. spend their careers in this industry,W H A T AR E P E R FOR MAN CE TE ST C O DES. by Philip M Gerhart Ph D P E University of Evansville. and Samuel J Korellis P E EPRI,ASME Performance Test Codes PTC. PERFORMANCE TEST provide rules and procedures for planning. preparing executing and reporting, CODES PROVIDE A performance tests A performance test is.
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD an engineering evaluation its results. indicate how well the equipment performs,FOR BOTH its functions. MANUFACTURERS erformance test codes originated as,Power Test Codes and emphasized. AND USERS OF THE energy conversion equipment The first. EQUIPMENT OR SYSTEMS ASME code was Rules for Conducting. Boiler Tests published in 1884 Today,nearly 45 PTCs are available they cover. individual components e g steam,generators turbines compressors heat. exchangers systems e g flue gas,desulfurization fuel cells and complete.
plants cogeneration plants In addition,to equipment codes supplements. on instruments and apparatus cover,measurement systems e g temperature. pressure flow and analytical techniques,uncertainty analysis common to most. For more than a century ASME PTC tests have provided results with the highest. level of accuracy based on current engineering knowledge and practices. and taking into account the costs of the tests and the value of the information. obtained All ASME codes are developed using input from a range of parties. who may be interested in the code and or in the associated equipment or. process Codes have the force of a legal document when cited in contracts as. they frequently are for determining the method by which equipment performs. as guaranteed, PTCs are used by equipment owners equipment suppliers and test engineers. ASME PTCs protect users from poorly performing products and enable suppliers. to compete fairly by offering reliable products Performance test codes provide. a level playing field for both manufacturers and users of the equipment or. systems Purchase specifications are greatly strengthened by citing the results. of PTC tests When buying new equipment purchasers may specify that the. equipment guarantee will be based on the results of a specific ASME PTC test. Design engineers consult PTC documents to ensure that proper instrument. connections will be available Test engineers install the required instrumentation. and use the code s procedures and calculation methods to conduct tests on the. new equipment Representatives of all parties to the test ensure that the test. methods are in compliance with the code Finally the test results are compared. to the performance criteria, Sometimes manufacturers and suppliers want to determine the exact.
performance of their equipment to understand the design margins or the effects of. manufacturing tolerances on performance In this case code tests are conducted. outside of any performance guarantees, To ensure that ASME PTCs best serve global industries existing and additional. products and services are always being evaluated As the preeminent provider. of standardized methods for performance testing monitoring and analysis of. energy conversion and industrial processes systems and equipment ASME. continues to develop and add new codes, In recent years PTC committees have started working on emerging technologies. earlier i e prior to full commercialization,Some of these areas are. Fuel Cell Power Systems,Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle. Combustion Turbine Inlet Air Conditioning Equipment. Concentrating Solar Power Plants,Overall Plant Performance with Carbon Capture.
By having a reliable repeatable performance test code available earlier we are. helping to facilitate the commercialization of these emerging technologies. by Philip M Gerhart Ph D P E University of Evansville and Samuel J Korellis P E EPRI ASME Performance Test Codes PTC provide rules and procedures for planning preparing executing and reporting performance tests A performance test is an engineering evaluation its results indicate how well the equipment performs its functions

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