Pressure Vessels Field Manual

Common Operating Problems and Practical Solutions


  • Maurice Stewart, President, Stewart Training Company
  • Oran Lewis, Adjunct Instructor, Haward Technology Middle East and Stewart Training Company; Owner, Fast Track Technical Training

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.
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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.


Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-397015-2

Table of Contents

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