A newley released book from ASME Press and Wiley Publications
The only comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to the ASME Bioprocessing Piping and Equipment (BPE) standard
This is a 544 page companion guide to the ASME Bioprocessing Piping and Equipment (BPE) Standard and explains what lies behind many of the requirements and recommendations within that industry standard. Following an introductory narrative to the Standard's early history, industry related codes and standards are explained; the design and engineering aspects cover construction materials, both metallic and nonmetallic; then components, fabrication, assembly and installation of piping systems are explored. Examination, Inspection and Testing then precede the ASME BPE certification process, concluding with a discussion on system design.
The author draws on many years' experience and insights from first-hand involvement in the field of industrial piping design, engineering, construction, and management, which includes the bioprocessing industry. The reader will learn why dimensions and tolerances, process instrumentation, and material selection play such an integral part in the manufacture of components and instrumentation.
This easy to understand and navigate guide will assist engineers (design, piping, chemical, etc.) who need to understand the basis for much of the Standard’s content, as do the contractors and inspectors who have to meet and validate compliance with the BPE Standard.
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This historical narrative on the founding and development of the ASME Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) Standard, in addition to the author's own experience with the industry during this same period of time, includes a compilation of interviews and discussions with many of the individuals directly responsible for the existence of the BPE Standard. Those individuals served as first-hand account resources and were instrumental in helping weave a substantive account of its creation and development.
What I find remarkable is the fact that in its 25th year many of the founding members are still deeply involved in the ongoing evolution of this industry standard. That same energy that stoked the fires and drove the creation of the BPE Standard is still very mach alive in these same individuals. Read their story and learn how such industry standards are created and sustained.
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W. M. Huitt Co. is a member of the following organizations:
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. As a member we play an active roll in the ASME-BPE Standard. As well as being active on several Subcommittee Task Groups we also sit on subcommittees for Parts MJ (Material Joining), MMOC (Matallic Materials of Construction), and CR (Certification). We are also a member of B31.3.
We are a member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers. As a member we have participated in developing Chapter 10 (Rouge and Stainless Steel) of the ISPE Water and Steam Systems - Baseline Engineering Guide. At the annual ISPE conference W. M. Huitt gives a training presentation on Design Standards and Codes.
We are a member of the Construction Specifications Institute. The specifications, standards, and procedures we develop for Engineering Firms, Owners, and Constructors are based in many cases on CSI formatting.