ASME Boiler Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) 2023


Issued every two years, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) sets the standard for the safe design, manufacture and maintenance of boiler and pressure vessels, power-producing machines and nuclear power plant components. Today, more than ever, ASME BPVC users around the world – boiler and pressure vessel manufacturers, operators, stamp holders and inspectors – rely on updated information in the latest version of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code to ensure safety and compliance.

Boilers Section

Discover the largest source of technical data used for boiler manufacturing, construction, maintenance, inspection & operation​
Provides essential rules and guidance that support the safe installation, operation and maintenance of boiler systems​.
Includes construction requirements for many boiler types, aiding in their design, manufacturing, installation, inspection and more​.
Covers key rules & guidance across the ASME product certification process, supporting boiler and related component manufacturers.

Pressure Vessels Section

Explore new design and construction requirements along with other key updates across fired and unfired pressure vessels​.
Speaks to internal and external pressure containing vessels, aiding in their design, construction, operation, inspection & maintenance​.
Offers flexible design and manufacturing methods that allow for more efficient & economical approaches​.
Includes inspection and certification requirements for manufacturers, supporting their sales and distribution​.

Nuclear Section

Examine new inspection techniques, design and construction requirements, testing methods and more across nuclear technology​.
Includes design and design-analysis methods for nuclear technology, that support its future development and use​.
Covers material selection, manufacturing, examination, testing & overpressure protection, aiding its use across many applications.
Provides requirements for establishing and executing a quality assurance program, helping operators manage their facilities​.

Service & Reference

Learn about key updates and additions across BPVC, including the new Section XIII on Overpressure Protection Access.
Provides chemical, heat treatment and mechanical properties for many products and applications, aiding safety & quality.​
Includes tables that identify all acceptable editions of adopted material specifications, supporting the use of older materials.​
Specifies welding material packaging and labeling requirements, supporting manufacturers’ sales and users’ material selection.

Code Case

Learn about approved exceptions and alternatives to standard construction requirements across BPVC.​​​​​