The American Supply Association has announced that Hugo Aguilar, ASA director of codes and standards, has been appointed to a voting position to the ASME B31.3 (Process Piping) Subgroup on General Requirements (SG-A).
This code contains rules typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor and cryogenic plants; and related processing plants and terminals.
Developed under a continuous maintenance process, ASME B31.3 is nationally recognized and approved by the American National Standards Institute. The provisions in the ASME B31.3 can be applied to petroleum products, gas, steam, water and refrigerant systems. ASME B31.3 is addressed in the International Fuel Gas Code for hydrogen service, the International Building Code and International Fire Code for hazardous production materials.
Maintaining an active role in the ASME B31.3 development process benefits ASA members in the HVAC industry but mainly the PVF industry. It has been reported that up to 60 percent of the PVF products being sold or manufactured by ASA members are governed by ASME B31.3.