ASME B31.1 – 2018: what is changed?

Risultati immagini per asme b31.1 2018ASME B31.1 2018 has been issued on July 2018 and will be effective on 20 January 2019.
Key changes are listed on ASME website, but for further details, two interesting articles are availabe:

  1. contains an article with a  full list of B31.1-2018 changes and a short description
  2. contains a comprehnsive list of the changes as well, with references to the articles and subparagraphes changed.
    It’s a useful and handy map to check the differences between 2016 and 2018 version of ASME B31.1


CAESAR II tips: When “Piping Input” button is grayed out

Some CAESAR II user reported a “grayed out” issue on the “Piping Input” icon displayed on the main toolbar.
When the Piping Input window is still open, it is normal that the CAESAR II main toolbar is grayed out. Sometimes, when opening the main CAESAR II window, could take some time to get the “Piping Input” button available.
But sometimes the main toolbar get stuck on a “all grayed out” condition. This makes impossible to press the “Piping Input” button.
Here it is a very simple solution to fix this issue.

  1. Open the Windows Task Manger (Ctrl + Alt + Delete)
  2. Open the “Processes” tab
  3. Search for the “Prepipe.exe” process
  4. Abort “Prepipe.exe”.

The CAESAR II main toolbar will be now immediately available and the “Piping Input” button working.