Refrigeration Codes & Standards: Part Three of Many

In the last RETA Breeze issue, Bill Lape discussed the ASHRAE15 history and its preceding standards. Now Bill writes about the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code for Pressure Piping and its Section B31.5, which is the Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Components Code.

After the development and publication of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (B&PVC) in 1915, the American Standards Institute, in conjunction with ASME began to develop a code for pressure piping in 1926. Bill briefly takes us through the history and with adoption, what is enforceable as law, and the most commonly violated provisions and sections.

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Bill Lape, RefrigerationAbout our Author: Bill Lape is a Project Director at SCS Engineers. He is a Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator and a Certified Refrigeration Service Technician. He is also the current Treasurer of the Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association.


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