ASME B31.1b-2009 pdf free download.Addenda to ASME B31.1-2007 Power Piping.
136.1 Inspection
136.1.1 GeneraL This Code distinguishes between ‘examination” and “inspection. Inspection is the responsibility of the Owner and may be performed by employees of the Owner or a party authorized by the Owner, except for the inspections required by para. 1361. Prior to initial operation, a piping installation shall be inspected to assure compliance with the engineering design and with the material, fabrication. axsemb1y examination, and test requirements of this Code.
136.1.2 Verification of Compliance. Compliance with the requirements of this Code shall be verified by an Authorized Inspector when a Code stamp is required by Section I of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The rules of this Code and the quality control system requirements of Appendix A-3(1O of Section I of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code shall apply. The quality control system requirements are shown in Appendix I of this Code. The duty of the Inspector shall be as defined in PG-90, Section 1, of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Data Report Forms are included in the Appendix of ASME Section 1 for use in developing the necessary inspection records. The Inspector shall assure himself/herself that the piping has been constructed in accordance with the applicable requirements of this Code,
136.1.3 RIghts of lnspectocs. Inspectors shall have access to any place where work concerned with the piping is being performed. This includes manufacture. fabrication, heat treatment, assembly, erection, examination, and testing of the piping. They shall have the right to audit any examination, to inspect the piping using any appropriate examination method required by the engineering design or this Code, and to review all certifications and records necessary to satisfy the Owner’s responsibility as stated in para. 136.1.1.
136.1.4 QuaLificatIons of the Owner’s Inspector
(A) The Owners Inspector shall be designated by the Owner and shall Lw an employee of the Owner, an employee of an engineering or scientific organization. or of a recognized insurance or inspection company acting as the Owner’s agent. The Owner’s Inspector shall not represent nor be an employee of the piping manufacturer, fabricator, or erector unless the Owner is also the manufacturer, fabricator, or erector.
(B) The Owner’s Inspector shall have not less than 10 years experience in the design, manufacture. erection, fabrication, or inspection of power piping. Each year of satisfactorily completed wørk toward an engineering degree recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology shall be considered equivalent to 1 year of experience, up to 5 years total.
(C) In delegating the performance of inspections, the Owner is responsible for determining that a person to whom an inspection function is delegated is qualified to perform that function.
136.2 Inspection and Qualification of Authorized Inspector for Boiler External Piping
136.2.1 Piping (or which inspection and stamping is required as determined in accordance with para. l0(LL2(A) shall be inspected during construction and after compLetion and at the option of the Authorized Inspector at such stages of the work as he/she may desigT.te For specific requirements see the applicable parts of Section I of the ASMF Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, l’G-104 through PG-113. Each manufacturer, fabricator, or assembler is required to arrange for the services of Authorized Inspectors. The inspections required by this Section shall be performed by an Inspector employed by an ASME accredited Authorized Inspection Agency.
136.2.2 Certification by stamping and Data Reports, where required, shall be as per PG-104. PG-lOS, PG-109, PG-i 10. PG-Ill, and PG-112 of Section I of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.