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Standards and Codes - How does it tie all together?

Standards and Codes - How does it tie all together?

Standards and Codes - How does it tie all together?


I'm working on my first WPS / PQR and it started me down a path of Codes and Standards. And, as with most things, the more I learn the more I don't know.

I work with a company building Oil Free Screw compressors. Below is what I 'think' is the flow direction of construction standards, is this correct?

API 619 -> ISO 10440 -> ASME BPVC VIII Section 1

Is this correct? Why isn't Section 2 referenced?

Many of our standards are built in at this point, giving me reason to have never gone down this path before. But in trying to develop my own WPS without a weld engineer, I'm realizing how much I rely on internal standards and how much I seemed to have missed the forest for the trees. I'd like to zoom out and ask how all of these design standards were developed from a Code standpoint. I'm assuming the Codes and the actual compressors were developed / designed simultaneously, but maybe I'm mistaken.

RE: Standards and Codes - How does it tie all together?

Codes then standards.

the api-619 references the codes and codes need to be adhered to.

recommend ASME Section IX Welding & Brazing for WPS/PQR's.

good luck.

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