Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC)

ASME’s BPVC standards provide the single largest source of technical data used in the manufacturing, construction, and operation of boilers and pressure vessels. Fueled by the foresight of leading industry experts, the BPVC standards are designed to meet the needs of a changing world.

Explore Past, Present, and Future Editions of BPVC

ASME International

2023 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

Discover new additions and the latest enhancements to the 2023 edition of The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

ASME International

2021 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

Explore ASME’s new Section XIII on Overpressure Protection along with the many other changes and additions found in the 2021 edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

Discover Something New

Explore new sections, articles, information, and more on BPVC.


BPVC Code Case Books

Explore the new BPVC Code Case Books, which provide approved exceptions and alternatives to standard construction requirements across BPVC.


2023 ASME BPVC Section III-4-2023 Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components

This division provides requirements for the materials, design, construction, fabrication, testing, examination, inspection, certification, and stamping of fusion energy devices.


2023 ASME BPVC Section XIII Rules for Overpressure Protection

A “Service Section” to other BPVC Sections, Section XIII provides rules for the overpressure protection of pressurized equipment such as boilers, pressure vessels, and piping systems.

BPVC Areas

Boilers standards


Discover the largest source of technical data used for boiler manufacturing, construction, maintenance, inspection, & operation​

  • Provides essential rules and guidance that support the safe installation, operation, and maintenance of boiler systems​
  • Includes construction requirements for many boiler types, aiding in their design, manufacturing, installation, inspection, and more​
  • Covers key rules & guidance across the ASME product certification process, supporting boiler and related component manufacturers

Pressure Vessels

Explore new design and construction requirements along with other key updates across fired and unfired pressure vessels​

  • Speaks to internal and external pressure containing vessels, aiding in their design, construction, operation, inspection, & maintenance​
  • Offers flexible design and manufacturing methods that allow for more efficient & economical approaches​
  • Includes inspection and certification requirements for manufacturers, supporting their sales and distribution​


Examine new inspection techniques, design and construction requirements, testing methods, and more across nuclear technology​

  • Includes design and design-analysis methods for nuclear technology, which support its future development and use​
  • Covers material selection, manufacturing, examination, testing, & overpressure protection, aiding its use across many applications ​
  • Provides requirements for establishing and executing a quality assurance program, helping operators manage their facilities​
Service & Reference

Service & Reference

Learn about key updates and additions across BPVC, including Section XIII on Overpressure Protection

  • Provides chemical, heat treatment, and mechanical properties for many products and applications, aiding safety & quality ​
  • Includes tables that identify all acceptable editions of adopted material specifications, supporting the use of older materials​
  • Specifies welding material packaging and labeling requirements, supporting manufacturers’ sales and users’ material selection
Code Cases

Code Cases

Learn about approved exceptions and alternatives to standard construction requirements across BPVC.​​​​​