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ASME Appendix 47

ASME has added Appendix 47 to the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code :

In 47-1, it states a mandatory requirement for a qualified person to be in responsible charge of the design activities.

47-2 outlines requirements for Certifying Engineers, engineers and designers who are designated as being in responsible charge.

Certifying engineers must be  registered professional engineers in the US or Canada, or;  Listed in the International Register of Professional Engineers, or;  Registered with a country that is a member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, or;  Registered with a country that is a member of the European Federation of National Engineering Associations o Engineers must  Have a four year university or college degree in engineering from an accredited institution, and;  Have 4 or more years of experience designing pressure vessels o Designers must  Have a two year engineering technician or associates degree and six years of experience designing pressure vessels, or;  Have ten or more years of designing pressure vessels

Jeff Rehrig holds all of the credentials required by Appendix 47 including:

  • holding a Professional Engineer credential since 1990 and adding 3 other states since that time.  

  • Evaluating, Troubleshooting, Repairing, and Designing Vessels since the 1980s

  • Member of industry standards consensus committees

Click here to read the ASME whitepaper    

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