Proof Test Method And Report Documentation Guideline

BACKGROUND

This guideline and its requirements are based on the application of the rules and provisions of the ASME Codes and adopted Standards that allow the proof test method as an acceptable method to justify the pressure retaining capability of components.

This guideline considered the rules and provisions of the CSA B51, ASME BPV Codes Section I, Section IV and Section VIII, Div.1, ASME Piping Codes B31.1 and B31.3, and the adopted standards of ASME B16.9 and MSS SP-97.

This guideline does not introduce new rules or new requirements in addition to the rules and provisions of the ASME Codes and adopted standards.

The intent of this guideline is to consolidate the applicable Codes and Standards rules, and provide guidance with respect to compiling the documentation needed to be provided with a design submission that has been qualified by proof test.