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Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Volume 2, Fourth Edition

K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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This chapter provides a chronological overview of the development of Section XI, “The Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components,” from its 1968 inception to the 1998 edition. It traces the development, edition-by-edition, of important Code elements including the philosophy behind many of the revisions. Emphasis is placed on the 1989 through 1998 editions because they apply to a majority of nuclear plants in the United States and in other countries. Through an extensive tabulation of Code Interpretations, this chapter also attempts to give the Code user some insights into clarification of many Section XI requirements. Further insight...

27.1 Introduction
27.2 Development of Scope and Content of Section XI
27.3 Future Issues
27.4 Applicability of Code Editions and Addenda, and the Use and Content of Code Cases and Interpretations
27.5 Efforts that did not Reach Publications
27.6 Acknowledgments
27.7 References
27.8 Bibliography
27.9 Appendix A: Code Cases
27.10 Appendix B: Interpretations
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