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Pressure Vessels Field Manual

Common Operating Problems and Practical Solutions

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.


petroleum, chemical and mechanical engineers who are in petroleum production, refining and gas processing and plant operations, technical services, and project design; or with assignments involving heat exchanger sizing, specification, or operation.

Paperback, 498 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-12-397015-2


  • Chapter One: History and Organization of Codes
    Chapter Two: Materials of Construction
    Chapter Three: Materials Selection for Pressure Vessels
    Chapter Four: Mechanical Design of Pressure Vessels
    Chapter Five: Fabrication, Welding and In-Shop Inspection
    Chapter Six: In-Service Inspection by Non-Destructive Examination (NDE)
    Chapter Seven: Repair, Alteration and Re-Rating


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