National Board Inspection Code - NBIC, 2015 Edition (Three Volumes)

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An American National Standard providing rules and guidelines for inservice inspection, repair, and alteration of pressure-retaining items, the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) is required in many United States and Canadian jurisdictions.

IMPORTANT: The National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) report forms included in the 2017 Edition of the NBIC have been superceded. Purchasers of the PDF edition will find a link to the publisher site to obtain the newer forms. Purchasers of the print edition should visit nationalboard.org upon receiving materials.

Product Details

2017 Status: Pre-Order

ANSI Approved
Number of Pages:
File Size:
3 files , 18 MB
Redline File Size:
6 files , 55 MB


The National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) was first published in 1946 as a guide for chief inspectors. It has become an internationally recognized standard, adopted by most US and Canadian jurisdictions. The NBIC provides standards for the installation, inspection, and repair and/or alteration of boilers, pressure vessels, and pressure relief devices.

The NBIC is organized into three Parts to coincide with specific post-construction activities involving pressure-retaining items.

  • Part 1, Installation – This Part provides requirements and guidance to ensure all types of pressure-retaining items are installed and function properly. Installation includes meeting specific safety criteria for construction, materials, design, supports, safety devices, operation, testing, and maintenance.
  • Part 2, Inspection – This Part provides information and guidance needed to perform and document inspections for all types of pressure-retaining items. This Part includes information on personnel safety, non-destructive examination, tests, failure mechanisms, types of pressure equipment, fitness for service, risk-based assessments, and performance-based standards.
  • Part 3, Repairs and Alterations – This Part provides information and guidance to perform, verify, and document acceptable repairs or alterations to pressure-retaining items regardless of code of construction. Alternative methods for examination, testing, heat treatment, etc., are provided when the original code of construction requirements cannot be met. Specific acceptable and proven repair methods are also provided.

Publication Date: 2017 Edition, July 1, 2017

Status : Pre-Order

Title : National Board Inspection Code - NBIC, 2015 Edition (Three Volumes)

Publication Date: 2015 Edition, January 1, 2015

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