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Flange Design Comparision ASME Section VIII Div 1 vs Div 2

Flange Design Comparision ASME Section VIII Div 1 vs Div 2
June 4, 2013 No Comments »

I did a comparison of flange design based on ASME Section VIII Division 1 vs Division 2 with following parameters Design Pressure : 10.2 MPa Design Temperature : 80 degC Flange Size: DN400 Flange Class : Class 600 Flange Type : Weld ... Read More »

ASME Section VIII Division 1 Flange Calculation Spreadsheet

ASME Section VIII Division 1 Flange Calculation Spreadsheet
May 28, 2013 No Comments »

I have developed a spreadsheet for checking Flange Leakage as per ASME Section VIII Division 1 Appendix 2. This spreadsheet has been checked against Caesar II Version 6.10 Flange Module and results are comparable. A pdf calculation that shows all ... Read More »

FEA of a Tank with a Hole

FEA of a Tank with a Hole
May 6, 2013 No Comments »

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was carried out on client’s request to check stresses and strains generated in a 30m Diameter 10m High Carbon Steel tank As the stresses and strains for a 3m cut was neglegible, a further study was ... Read More »

FEA of Pressure Vessel Nozzle – Third Pass

FEA of Pressure Vessel Nozzle – Third Pass
April 22, 2013 No Comments »

This post is written after considering inputs from several helpful people around the world on linkedin and eng-tips forums.  This is also to help someone who has started new with Salome and Code_Aster to model the geometry, Hexahedral mesh it ... Read More »

Chartered Professional Engineer

Chartered Professional Engineer
April 9, 2013 No Comments »

Finally after long await, Dharmit Thakore (Director of MEPL) received Chartered Professional Engineer status on 9th April 2013 Congratulations to Dharmit Thakore. – MEPL family Read More »

FEA of Pressure Vessel Nozzle – Zeroth Pass

FEA of Pressure Vessel Nozzle – Zeroth Pass
April 2, 2013 1 Comment »

This is the second round of FEA of Pressure Vessel Nozzle but should have been done before my previous post, so I have called it Zeroth Pass. When i posted my FEA results that I obtained, I was asked to ... Read More »

Piping Abbreviations

Piping Abbreviations
March 26, 2013 No Comments »

Here is the compiled list of Piping Abbreviations.  This is not an exhaustive list and is updated regularly. ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials AWS: American Welding Society AWWA: American Water Works Association ... Read More »

MEPL – Second Anniversary

MEPL – Second Anniversary
March 22, 2013 No Comments »

Today Moonish Enterprises Pty Ltd completed 2 years of service. Thanks to all the customers and friends who helped us bring to this stage.   – Dharmit Thakore Director of Read More »

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 »

Using FreeCAD for 3D Modelling

Using FreeCAD for 3D Modelling
November 24, 2012 No Comments »

After trialling several 2D and 3D drafting softwares, both paid and Open Source it was decided that we will be using FreeCAD for 3D modelling purposes. FreeCAD even though being a very amateur program shows lots of capabilities. We had ... 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 »

Applied for CPEng

Applied for CPEng
June 19, 2012 No Comments »

Today, Dharmit Thakore, Director of Moonish Engineering Pty Ltd applied for getting certified as a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) 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 »