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Design Pressure vs Max Allowable Working Pressure

Design Pressure vs Max Allowable Working Pressure
January 23, 2013 No Comments »

There is always confusion when a Piping engineer talks to a Mechanical engineer about the Pressure to which piping is to be designed.  Piping engineers are trained to design piping to ASME B31.1, B31.3 which guides the engineer to use ... Read More »

PCF file import to Caesar II

PCF file import to Caesar II
November 14, 2012 No Comments »

Recently for a project we were having problems with Isogen to generate Piping Isometric but it was not working well.  This was required for me to carryout Pipe Stress Analysis based on the information in Stress Isometrics. I searched CaesarII ... Read More »

Stress Analysis Checklist

August 6, 2012 No Comments »

Stress Analysis forms integral part of Pipe Design. A checklist spreadsheet is provided to ease the process of deciding which pipes to stress analyze. Engineering judgement should be made while using this spreadsheet To download the spreadsheet right-click the button ... Read More »

AS4041 Pressure Containment Calculation

August 6, 2012 No Comments »

AS4041 Pressure Containment Calculation spreadsheet provides a easy reference for Mechanical/Piping Engineers to check if for the given pressure, temperature, fluid combination the thickness of pipe is sufficient or not. To download the spreadsheet right-click the button and choose “Save ... Read More »

Flexibility factors of FRP Tank Nozzles

Flexibility factors of FRP Tank Nozzles
June 13, 2012 No Comments »

Q. How to determine stress in FRP tank due to nozzle load? A. Refer to BS4994 – Design and construction of vessels and tanks in reinforced plastic Read More »