ASME Section VI


2023 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VI: Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers

Standard by ASME International, 07/01/2023


ASME Section VI covers general descriptions, terminology and operation guidelines applicable to steel and cast iron boilers limited to the operating ranges of ASME Section IV Heating Boilers. It includes guidelines for associated controls and automatic fuel burning equipment. Illustrations show typical examples of available equipment. Also included is a glossary of terms commonly associated with boilers, controls, and fuel burning equipment.

What are the key changes for ASME BPVC Section VI 2023?

  • Added definition of relief valve to Article 2 so it was consistent with ASME Section XIII.
  • Added clauses to para. 6.4 “Pressure Relief Valve Discharge Piping” to align with similar changes made to ASME BPVC IV, para. HG-716.6, along with the creation of ASME BPVC XIII, Section 12.8.

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