Pressure vessels are found everywhere -- from basement boilers to gasoline tankers -- and their usefulness is surpassed only by the hazardous consequences if they are not properly constructed and maintained. This essential reference guides mechanical engineers and technicians through the maze of the continually updated International Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes that govern safety, design, fabrication, and inspection. * 30% new information including coverage of the recent ASME B31.3 code
Based on some of his students most frequently asked questions, Antaki emphasizes the practical applications of this ASME recommended practice. With this book readers will understand and apply API 579 in their daily work. The material is based on the author’s course and presented in clear concise manor. The book demonstrates how the disciplines of stress analysis, materials engineering, and nondestructive inspection interact and apply to fitness-for-service assessment. These assessment methods apply to pressure vessels, piping, and tanks that are in service. This makes it the perfect companion book for Ellenberger’s, Pressure Vessels: ASME Code Simplified as well as Ellenberger’s Piping Systems and Pipeline: ASME B31 Code Simplified.
ASME Code for Power Boilers Simplified! Now there's a quick, easy way to make sense of one of the industry's most widely used regulatory documents: The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The ASME Code Simplified: Power Boilers, by Dyer D. Carroll and Dyer E. Carroll, Jr., clarifies every aspect of Section 1 of the Code plus its latest updates. You get dozens of real-world examples that help you apply the Code to the design, fabrication, repair, inspection and testing of all types of power boilers. Much more than just a Code ``decoder,'' it packs easy-to-follow procedures for obtaining ``S'' and ``R'' stamps plus scores of sample problems, questions and answers that help you prepare for the National Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board as well as ``A'' and ``B'' endorsement exams. You get instant access to the latest requirements for: Cylindrical components under both internal and external pressure; Formed heads; Braced and stayed surfaces; Reinforced openings in heads and shells; Appurtenances and appliances; Much more.
Within the boiler, piping and pressure vessel industry, pressure relief devices are considered one of the most important safety components. These Devices are literally the last line of defense against catastrophic failure or even lose of life. Written in plain language, this fifth book in the ASME Simplified series addresses the various codes and recommended standards of practice for the maintenance and continued operations of pressure relief valves as specified by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute. Covered in this book are: preventive maintenance procedures, methods for evaluation of mechanical components and accepted methods for cleaning, adjusting and lubricating various components to assure continued operation and speed performance as well as procedures for recording and evaluating these items.
The ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Boiler codes are known throughout the world for their emphasis on safety and reliability. Written by an expert with practical experience in boiler inspection and maintenance, this book offers a clear, straightforward interpretation of the codes. Contents: Types of Classification of Power Boilers * Design Criteria, Formulas, Calculations * Construction Materials and Methods * Safety Valves * Stamping of Code Symbols and Nameplates * Data Reports * Methods for Repair and Alteration
The majority of the cost-savings for any oil production facility is the prevention of failure in the production equipment such as pressure vessels. Money lost through lost production far outweighs expenses associated with maintenance and proper operation. However, many new engineers lack the necessary skills to effectively find and troubleshoot operating problems while experienced engineers lack knowledge of the latest codes and standards. The fifth book in the Field Manual Series, the Pressure Vessel Operations Field Manual provides new and experienced engineers with the latest tools to alter, repair and re-rate pressure vessels using ASME, NBIC and API 510 codes and standards. Step-by-step procedure on how to design, perform in-shop and in-field inspections and repairs, perform alterations and re-rate a pressure vessel How to select the appropriate vessel specifications, evaluate associated reports and determine allowable stresses Calculations for stresses in pressure vessels Select the appropriate materials of construction for a pressure vessel Design pressure vessels using the ASME Code Section VIII, Division 1 and 2 to best fit the circumstance
Whether you are a beginning design engineer or an experienced engineering manager developing a mechanical integrity program, this volume gives you a through examination and review of the requirements applicable to the design, materials selection, fabrication, inspection, and testing of pressure vessels and their components. Master the Code's principles, intent and logic Guidebook for the Design of ASME Section VIII Pressure Vessels provides you with a review of the background issues, reference materials, technology, and techniques necessary for the safe, reliable, cost-efficient function of pressure vessels in the petrochemical, paper, power, and other industries. Solved examples throughout the volume illustrate the application of various equations given in Section VIII.
Pressure vessels are closed containers designed to hold gases or liquids at a pressure substantially different from the ambient pressure. They have a variety of applications in industry, including in oil refineries, nuclear reactors, vehicle airbrake reservoirs, and more. The pressure differential with such vessels is dangerous, and due to the risk of accident and fatality around their use, the design, manufacture, operation and inspection of pressure vessels is regulated by engineering authorities and guided by legal codes and standards. Pressure Vessel Design Manual is a solutions-focused guide to the many problems and technical challenges involved in the design of pressure vessels to match stringent standards and codes. It brings together otherwise scattered information and explanations into one easy-to-use resource to minimize research and take readers from problem to solution in the most direct manner possible. Covers almost all problems that a working pressure vessel designer can expect to face, with 50+ step-by-step design procedures including a wealth of equations, explanations and data Internationally recognized, widely referenced and trusted, with 20+ years of use in over 30 countries making it an accepted industry standard guide Now revised with up-to-date ASME, ASCE and API regulatory code information, and dual unit coverage for increased ease of international use
Membrane theory of shells of revolution -- Various applications of the membrane theory -- Analysis of cylindrical shells -- Buckling of cylindrical shells -- Stress in shells of revolution due to axisymmetric loads -- Buckling of shells of revolution -- Bending of rectangular plates -- Bending of circular plates -- Approximate analysis of plates -- Buckling of plates -- Finite element analysis
With very few books adequately addressing ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, and other international code issues, Pressure Vessels: Design and Practice provides a comprehensive, in-depth guide on everything engineers need to know. With emphasis on the requirements of the ASME this consummate work examines the design of pressure vessel components with explanations that clearly emphasize the inherent design principles and philosophy. Chapters thoroughly cover stresses in shells, covers and flanges, vessel supports, and includes reviews of fatigue and fracture mechanics, structural stability, and limit analysis. With equations and procedures for designing the main parts of pressure vessels, this volume is a convenient resource and reference. Pressure Vessels: Design and Practice covers the basic theories and principles behind the stress limiting conditions in the codes. It is also a practical guide for designing and building pressure vessels of all types. Not just a 'cookbook,' this volume allows you to trace the origin of the design equations used in the construction codes, offering a valuable, physical insight into the design process.
A practical handbook, this second edition of a successful guide will prove itself valuable on a daily basis with its reliable and up to date facts and figures. The intent is to increase the reader's design efficiency with numerous design shortcuts, derivations of established design procedures, and new design techniques. Time-saving formulas, calculations, examples, and solutions to design problems appear throught.
Still the only book offering comprehensive coverage of the analysis and design of both API equipment and ASME pressure vessels This edition of the classic guide to the analysis and design of process equipment has been thoroughly updated to reflect current practices as well as the latest ASME Codes and API standards. In addition to covering the code requirements governing the design of process equipment, the book supplies structural, mechanical, and chemical engineers with expert guidance to the analysis and design of storage tanks, pressure vessels, boilers, heat exchangers, and related process equipment and its associated external and internal components. The use of process equipment, such as storage tanks, pressure vessels, and heat exchangers has expanded considerably over the last few decades in both the petroleum and chemical industries. The extremely high pressures and temperatures involved with the processes for which the equipment is designed makes it potentially very dangerous to property and life if the equipment is not designed and manufactured to an exacting standard. Accordingly, codes and standards such as the ASME and API were written to assure safety. Still the only guide covering the design of both API equipment and ASME pressure vessels, Structural Analysis and Design of Process Equipment, 3rd Edition: Covers the design of rectangular vessels with various side thicknesses and updated equations for the design of heat exchangers Now includes numerical vibration analysis needed for earthquake evaluation Relates the requirements of the ASME codes to international standards Describes, in detail, the background and assumptions made in deriving many design equations underpinning the ASME and API standards Includes methods for designing components that are not covered in either the API or ASME, including ring girders, leg supports, and internal components Contains procedures for calculating thermal stresses and discontinuity analysis of various components Structural Analysis and Design of Process Equipment, 3rd Edition is an indispensable tool-of-the-trade for mechanical engineers and chemical engineers working in the petroleum and chemical industries, manufacturing, as well as plant engineers in need of a reference for process equipment in power plants, petrochemical facilities, and nuclear facilities.
This book guides the reader through general and fundamental problems of pressure vessel design. The basic approach is rigorously scientific with a complete theoretical development of the topics treated. The concrete and precise calculation criteria provided can be immediately applied to actual designs. The book also comprises unique contributions on important topics like Deformed Cylinders, Flat Heads, or Flanges.
The API Individual Certification Programs (ICPs) are well established worldwide in the oil, gas, and petroleum industries. This Quick Guide is unique in providing simple, accessible and well-structured guidance for anyone studying the API 510 Certified Pressure Vessel Inspector syllabus by summarizing and helping them through the syllabus and providing multiple example questions and worked answers. Technical standards are referenced from the API ‘body of knowledge’ for the examination, i.e. API 510 Pressure vessel inspection, alteration, rerating; API 572 Pressure vessel inspection; API RP 571 Damage mechanisms; API RP 577 Welding; ASMEVIII Vessel design; ASMEV NDE; and ASME IX Welding qualifications. Provides simple, accessible and well-structured guidance for anyone studying the API 510 Certified Pressure Vessel Inspector syllabus Summarizes the syllabus and provides the user with multiple example questions and worked answers Technical standards are referenced from the API ‘body of knowledge’ for the examination
The Piping Systems & Pipeline Code establishes rules of the design, inspection, maintenance and repair of piping systems and pipelines throughout the world. The objective of the rules is to provide a margin for deterioration in service. Advancements in design and material and the evidence of experience are constantly being added by Addenda. Based on a popular course taught by author and conducted by the ASME, this book will center on the on the practical aspects of piping and pipeline design, integrity, maintenance and repair. This book will cover such topics as: inspection techniques, from the most common (PT, MT, UT, RT, MFL pigs) to most recent (AE, PED, UT pigs and multi pigs), the implementation of integrity management programs, periodic inspections and evaluation of results
"Explores vessel fabrication and the corresponding procedures of quality and control. Details the necessary methods for code specification compliance. Clarifies the inspection, testing, and documentation of the ASME code."
Development, design, and successful operation of these power-generating units requires knowledge of heat transfer, pressure drop, and thermal hydraulics at supercritical pressures. Demand for reliable information is high, and until now, no single book related to this topic has been published. This book brings together and integrates the results from over 500 of the latest sources from the global publications devoted to heat transfer and hydraulic resistance of fluids flowing inside channels of various geometries at near-critical and supercritical pressures. Included with this book is a free CD containing fully linked references to help readers navigate the wealth of material that is provided. dramatic changes in the industry. The first two volumes covering Code Sections I through XI address organizational changes of B&PV Code Committees and Special topics relating to the application of the Code. Volume 1 covers ASME Code Sections I through VII, B31.1 and B31.3 Piping Codes. Volume 2 has chapters addressing Code Sections VIII through XI, refurbished with additional code material consistent with the current 2007 Code edition. ASME Code Section VIII Division 2 was completely rewritten, and that effort has been captured in this publication. Notable updates included in this Volume relate to maintenance rule, accreditation, dynamic loads, functionality, operability criteria, fluids, pipe vibration analysis, code design and evaluation for cyclic loading for Code Sections III and VIII.

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