Elected Chairman of the new ASME BPVC Section III Division 4 subcommittee titled ‘Special Working Group for Stakeholders’

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Dr Thomas Davis, in collaboration with Tokamak Energy Ltd, has been elected Chairman of the new subcommittee titled ‘Special Working Group for Stakeholders’ within the American Mechanical Society of Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) Section III Division 4 ‘fusion energy devices’ nuclear design code committee.

The Division 4’s Special Working Group for Stakeholders will provide a venue for user needs and development direction, implementation comments and suggested code rule input from within and outside ASME, for the development of rules for the construction of fusion energy devices within Section III, Division 4. The rules constitute the requirements for the construction of Fusion facility components such as pressure vessels, piping, pressure retaining portions of structures as well as pumps, valves, heat transfer system, and support structures and confinement structures. These proposed fusion rules also contain requirements for materials, design, fabrication, testing, examination, inspection, certification and stamping. The special working group shall identify research and development efforts required to support the technical development of the code rules. Interface with BPV XI on Inservice Inspection issues is expected.

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Davis & Musgrove Ltd develops novel technologies for fusion energy, holds expertise in advanced nuclear energy, and supports the defence industry. We also provide technical and regulatory-based consultancy. We are expanding at a fast pace in the energy and defence sectors. Through collaboration with industry, academia, and government, the company has expanded into patent and product development in fusion technology, as well as expanding its services into defence & energy strategy.

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