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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