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NBIC Major Changes

2019 Edition Changes

Summary of Major Changes:

  • Part 1
    • New requirements for the installation of carbon monoxide detectors for rooms containing fuel fired boilers and pressure vessels.
    • A new Supplement 7, Installation of Graphite Pressure Equipment.
  • Part 2
    • Updated inspection requirements and guidance for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy (PVHOs).
    • New instructions for the replacement of stampings and nameplates, which includes an update to Form NB-136.
    • A new subsection for Supplement 2 on the firing of historical boilers with liquid or gaseous fuels.
  • Part 3
    • New requirements and guidance for the “NR” Program.
    • New requirements and guidance for brazing and fusing.
    • Updates to the list of Standard Welding Procedure Specifications (SWPSs).
    • New requirements and guidance for the repair of plate heat exchangers.
    • New instructions and guidelines for the R-1, R-2, R-3, and R-4 repair forms.
    • New requirements and guidelines for the installation of boiler flues.
    • New requirements and guidelines for testing tube plug repairs in graphite pressure vessels.
  • Part 4
    • Updated requirements and guidance for pressure relief valves for steam heating boilers.
    • New accreditation requirements for the “T/O” Testing Only program.
    • New requirements and guidance for repairs of nuclear safety related pressure relief devices.
    • A new Supplement 7, Recommended Procedures for Test Only of Pressure Relief Valves.

The 2019 Draft Edition shows all changes notated in strikethrough-underline format for all four parts of the NBIC.

The 2019 edition of the NBIC will be available for purchase on July 1st, 2019.

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