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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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