M. L. Nayyar, P.E. is an ASME Life Fellow and an internationally recognized specialist in the area of piping, valves, materials, and codes and standards.
As a member of the ASME Council on Standards and Certification, Member of Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards, Vice Chair of the ASME Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards, member, chair and vice chair of several national and international level code committees, Mr. Nayyar has made invaluable contributions to codes and standards resulting in publication of new standards, new rules and the resolution of numerous technical issues. Mr. Nayyar has been awarded the ASME’s highest award, Melvin R. Green Medal for his outstanding contributions to codes and standards. He is the recipient of 2013 ASME B31 Forever Medal for Excellence in Piping, a lifetime achievement award.
He has 49 years of design engineering experience on more than 100 domestic and international mega fossil and nuclear power and other projects. He has worked as Systems Design Engineer for Nuclear steam supply systems (NSSS) both on pressurized and boiling water reactor power plants; performed flexibility analysis of ASME III, Class 1, 2, and 3 systems; developed and updated Bechtel’s standards, specifications, and guides; chaired inservice inspection (ISI) Task Force of Bechtel; developed and updated Bechtel ISI Manual; supervised Piping and Valve Engineering work on 19 nuclear power plants; worked as Project Engineer to study and evaluate ISI and IST (Inservice Testing) Programs for Nine Miles Nuclear Power Plant; and served as Operations Coordinator at Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant. In addition, Mr. Nayyar has provided technical guidance and resolved technical issues on operating nuclear power plants and assisted more than 30 Steam Generator Replacement Projects in achieving successful completion and satisfying Owner and regulatory agencies requirements.
As Senior Principal Engineer, prior to retiring from Bechtel at the end of 2011, he has been providing engineering advice and code interpretations to senior management and day-to-day guidance to all business lines of the BECHTEL Corporation, a global design and construction company. He has initiated and implemented numerous innovative ideas to improve working process and quality; developed and conducted training programs for clients and others; published articles on valves, authored the “Pipeline” article for the 7th Edition of Science and Technology Encyclopedia, and he is the author and Editor-in-Chief of The Piping Handbook, Sixth and Seventh Editions, (1992 and 1999), published by McGraw-Hill. He is also the author of the first edition of the Piping Data Book (2002), published by McGraw-Hill.
Mr. Nayyar has played key leadership roles in planning and programming Bechtel efforts for successfully passing ASME Surveys to obtain ASME Certificate of Accreditation and N-Certificates of Authorization and for their periodic renewals in compliance with ASME BPV Code Section III.
Mr. Nayyar has initiated, developed, and conducted numerous training programs on various topics covered by ASME BPV Code Section III. Section XI, and US NRC regulations for training new and experienced Client and Bechtel engineers working on nuclear power plant projects. These training programs have been video-taped and were/are being used to train engineers at jobsites and other locations within and outside the United States.
Mr. Nayyar has served as Chairman of the ASME B31, Standards Committee on Pressure Piping Code and he has served as the inaugural Chair of the newly established ASME Standards Committee on Nonmetallic Pressure Piping Systems, as Chair of ASME B31.1, Power Piping Code Committee, B16 Committee on Flanges, ASME B16 Materials Technical Committee, ASME B31 Materials Technical Committee and several other committees. He has also served as Vice Chairman, ISO TC5/SC 10, Subcommittee on Metallic Flanges and their Joints, ASME B16 Standards Committee, and also a Member of ISO/TC/153, USA Technical Advisory Group, ASME B&PV Section II Standards Committee on Materials..
Mr. Nayyar has been the recipient of several awards at Bechtel, the highest awards ASME offers in the area of codes and standards, leadership awards, ASME Dedicated Service Awards and other honors including “MASTER OF POWER PIPING” Award in 2009 for his accomplishments, and he is listed in “Marquis Who's who in America and the World” since 1995.
Even after retiring in 2011, Mr. Nayyar has been continuing to participate in ASME Council on Standards and Certification, Board on pressure Technology Codes and Standards, Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards, and other committees. For over 35 years, he has been conducting professional training programs in the area of his specialties to train engineers around the globe.
Publications and Papers
Technical Publications and Papers Presented by M. L. Nayyar
Author, Piping Databook, First Edition, published by McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, NY, April 2002.
Author and the Editor-in-Chief of Piping Handbook, Seventh Edition, published by McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, NY, October 1999.
Author of chapter on “Introduction to Piping“, Piping Handbook, Seventh Edition, published by McGraw-Hill book company, New York, NY, October 1999.
Author of chapter on “Piping Codes and Standards”, Piping Handbook, Seventh Edition, published by McGraw-Hill book Company, New York, NY, October 1999.
Author of chapter on “Selection and Application of Valves”, Piping Handbook, Seventh Edition, published by McGraw-Hill book Company, New York, NY, October 1999.
Author and Editor-in-Chief of Piping Handbook, Sixth Edition, published by McGraw-Hill book company, New York, NY, April 1992.
Author of chapter on "Piping Codes and Standards", Piping Handbook, Sixth Edition, published by McGraw-Hill book company, New York, NY, April 1992.
Author of chapter on "Definitions, Abbreviations, and Units", Piping Handbook, Sixth Edition, published by McGraw-Hill book company, new York, NY, April 1992.
Author of "Pipeline" article published in Seventh Edition of Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, NY, 1992.
Author of "Valve, Power and Environment" article published in Valve Magazine, summer 1990/vol. 2, no. 3, published by the Valve Manufacturers Association of America, Washington DC.
Author of "Ball and Plug Valves: Advances and Applications" article published in Valve Magazine, fall 1992/vol. 4, no. 4, published by the Valve Manufacturers Association of America, Washington DC.
Bechtel Power Corporation In-service Inspection Manual, 1983 and 1989.
Piping and Valve Standards, Volume 1, 1982, 1987, 1990, 1991 and 1992, Gaithersburg division of Bechtel Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.
Developed several engineering design guides for Bechtel Corporation (1981-1996).
Made a presentation on Future of Technical Education in India in 21st century at the 150-year celebrations of University of Roorkee, India.
Presented a paper at the All India Symposium on Technical Education at Allahabad Polytechnic, Allahabad, India (1968).
Made a presentation on use of flanges in high temperature and high-pressure applications to the Piping Performance Group of ASME B31.1, Power Piping Code (1994).
Made a presentation on failure of large diameter carbon steel piping during hydrostatic testing to the Piping Performance Group of ASME B31.1, Power Piping Code at the September 2001 meeting at Atlanta.
Made a presentation to the ASME B31.1, Piping Performance Group on failure of seam welded piping during hydrostatic testing.