Issue: 2/04

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME International) has announced a new technical standard for high-pressure systems. ASME HPS-2003, High Pressure Systems, is aimed at the engineer with responsibility for the operation of boilers and other high-pressure equipment in industrial facilities. The standard establishes the safety requirements covering the design, operation and maintenance of pressure systems, including piping systems, in facilities. The standard can be ordered through ASME at (800) 843-2763, or by e-mail at