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Important Requirements for Pressure Vessel Manufacturing

August 7, 2019

Pressure vessels contain all kinds of fluids, some of which are combustible. Other containment facilities store non-combustible gases and liquids. True, these are two different installation layouts, but they have one thing in common: both facility types contain massive amounts of kinetic energy.

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Understanding the Influence of Location on Determining Pressure Vessel Design

July 18, 2019

Aren't there already too many design factors to govern when designing pressure vessels? Fluid temperatures and pressures impact wall thicknesses and vessel geometries and alloy selections. Then there's the problem of catalysing state changes and who knows how many other process-dependent conditions, all of which require additional planning, as marked down on a draft revision. As if all of these elements weren't already hard enough to juggle, there are situational determinants to consider as well.

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Factors that Affect the Structural Integrity and Performance of a Pressure Vessel

July 4, 2019

Standing in harsh industrial settings, pressure vessels are built to work efficiently and to last for ages. Therefore, if there's really a process-hampering factor or material-debilitating influence lurking, one that's silently undermining a pressure vessel's key design features, it needs to be identified and removed fast.

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Identifying Pressure Vessel Nozzle Problems from Cracking Patterns

June 19, 2019

Potentially seen as a pressure vessel weak point, nozzle problems have been known to take precedence over other design features. As a matter of course, vessel geometries, wall thicknesses and weld seams account for the majority of this expert team's focus. All the same, from a safety standpoint, welded vessel nozzles are treated with equal respect, for they have been known to develop significant flaws.

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Radiographic Testing in Pressure Vessels: A Non-Destructive Inspection Process

June 4, 2019

Without preamble, let's talk about non-destructive pressure vessel testing. Long story short, vessel welds are not exposed to damaging sampling energies when they're inspected by NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) equipment.

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Ideal Materials Used for Pressure Vessel Manufacture

May 15, 2019

Even when a fabrication service has access to the finest manufacturing facilities, it's not possible to manufacture a high-performance pressure vessel if it's not equipped with an alloy-strengthened material backbone. Stretching that metaphor just a little further, the materials require flexibility, again, just like a backbone.

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Pressure Vessel Safety Guidelines in Handling and Storage of Flammable Liquids

May 6, 2019

When handling flammable liquids in Australia, you turn to the AS1940:2017 guidelines. It's in this document that the different classifications of combustible liquids are detailed. They deal with denser state fluids, plus the vapours that are discharged by those condensates. From handling the potentially incendiary fluids, the regulations turn a cautious virtual eye towards their storage. From handling guidelines to pressure vessel storage cautionary measures, the procedures amass.

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Pressure Vessel Materials for Different Pressure Vessel Applications

April 23, 2019

As the post heading implies, there are different types of pressure vessel materials, and they are used in different applications. Destined for a variety of fundamentally contrasting usage domains, it's easy enough to alter the geometry of a pressure vessel or to thicken its walls

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What is Hydrostatic Testing in Pressure Vessels?

April 5, 2019

The descriptive term provides an important clue, so we're ready to take a guess at the role this test technique plays. Being engineers, however, there's no room for guessing, so let's get the explanations down in black-and-white right now.

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Brittle Fracture Hazard in Pressure Vessels: Remedies and Solutions

March 18, 2019

Pressure vessels seem static, at least from a distance. They stand tall and resolute, but they also remain idle. That's not exactly true, though. Pressure vessels swell as they endure hoop stress.

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What are Brittle Fracture Hazards in Pressure Vessels?

March 5, 2019

Just as the term implies, fractures are cracks. In pressure vessels, the cracks propagate because of brittleness. How maddening is this situation? It's a disturbing material defect, to say the least.

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What are the Most Common Causes of Faulty Heat Exchangers?

February 22, 2019

Heat exchangers are exposed to stress. Every day, all day long, the heat trading devices are hit from two different directions by two different fluid mediums.

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Differences Between Direct and Indirect Fire Heaters

February 14, 2019

Available in two forms, furnace vessels are manufactured as either direct fired or indirect fired heaters. Now, everyone can recognize a direct fired unit when it's seen in use. It's the model that comes attached to a burner assembly.

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Reviewing the Technology and Concept of Heat Exchangerss

January 31, 2019

Familiar conventions endure in heat exchanger design. There are the shell and tube layouts, which are commonly placed alongside plate type heat exchangers.

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Different Types of Jacketed Tanks

January 15, 2019

Like a thermos, perhaps full of piping hot tea, jacketed tanks use an additional layer of encircling material to regulate fluid temperatures. Unlike a thermos, the second layer isn't made of fragile glass.

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