ASME-B31.5, "Piping, Refrigeration, " was adopted on October
3, 1994 for use by the Department of Defense (DoD).
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ASME CODE FOR PRESSURE PIPING, B31
(Revision of MME 831.5-1 882)
Date of Issuance: November 1, 2001
Mandatory Date: April 1, 2002
This Edition was approved by the American National Standards Instirute
and designated ASME B31.5-2001 on August 15, 2001
The 2001 edition of this Code is being issued with an automatic update service that
includes Addenda, Interpretations, and Cases. The next edition is scheduled for publication
The use of Addenda allows revisions made in response to public review comments or
committee actions to be published on a regular basis; revisions published in Addenda will
become effective 6 months after the Date of Issuance of the Addenda.
ASME issues written replies to inquiries concerning interpretations of technical aspects
of the Code. The Interpretations are published in a separate supplement.
Periodically certain actions of the ASME B31 Committee will be published as Cases.
While these Cases do not constitute formal revisio