ASME BPE-2007 pdf download.Bioprocessing Equipment.
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GR-5.1 Pressure Vessels The responsibilities of the owner’s Inspector shall be the same as the inspector in ASME BPVC, Section VIII, Division 1, UG-91. GR-5.2 Piping, Tubing, and Non-Code Vessels The responsibilities of the owner/user’s inspector shall be in accordance with ASME B31.3, para. 340.2. GR-6 ACCESS FOR INSPECTORS Manufacturers of bioprocessing equipment and com- ponents shall allow free access of owner/user and authorized inspection personnel at all times while work on the equipment or components is being performed. The notification of an impending inspection should be mutually agreed to by the manufacturer and the inspec- tor. Access may be limited to the area of the manufactur- er’s facility where assembly, fabrication, welding, and testing of the specific equipment or components is being performed. Inspectors shall have the right to audit any examination, to inspect componentsusing any examina- tion method specified in the Design Specification (including Purchase Order), and review all certifications and records necessary to satisfy the requirements of GR-5.Themanufacturer shall providetheinspector with work progress updates. GR-7 MANUFACTURER’S QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM Themanufacturershallimplementaqualityassurance program describing the systems, methods, and proce- duresusedtocontrolmaterials,drawings,specifications, fabrication, assembly techniques, and examination/ inspection used in the manufacturing of bioprocessing equipment. GR-8 METRIC Metric units in this Standard are conversions from U.S. Customary units, and are for reference purposes only unless specified otherwise. GR-9 REFERENCES For the purpose of this Standard, the most recent approved version of the following referenced standards shall apply: ANSI/AWS A3.0, Standard Welding Terms and Definitions ANSI/AWS QC-1, Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors AWS D18.2, Guide to Weld Discoloration Levels on the Inside of Austenitic Stainless Steel Tubeincomplete penetration (or lack of penetration): a groove weld in which the weld metal does not extend com- pletely through the joint thickness. indication: a condition or an anomaly of a localized area thathas notbeen classified as being accepted or rejected. joint penetration: the depth that a weld extends from its face into a joint, exclusive of reinforcement. lack of fusion after reflow: a discontinuity in welding of tubing where, after a reflow or second weld pass has been made, the original joint has still not been con- sumed, leaving the weld joint with unfused edges on the inner surface. lamellartears:terrace-likefracturesin thebasemetalwith a basic orientation parallel to the wrought surface; caused by the high stress in the thickness direction that results from welding. laminations: elongated defects in a finished metal prod- uct, resulting from the rolling of a welded or other part containing a blowhole. Actually, the blowhole is stretched out in the direction of rolling. linear porosity: porosity that occurs in a linear pattern. Linear porosity generally occurs in the root pass from inadequate joint penetration. liquid penetrant indication: refer to ASME BPVC, Section V, Article 6, para. T-600, for testing an anomaly or an indication. machine welding: welding with equipment that performs the welding operation under the constant observation and control of a welding operator. The equipment may or may not perform the loading and unloading of the works. (See also automatic welding.)