Piping and Pipeline Calculations Manual

Piping and Pipeline Calculations Manual

Construction, Design Fabrication and Examination

2nd Edition - January 22, 2014

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  • Author: Phillip Ellenberger
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124167476
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124169685

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Piping and Pipeline Calculations Manual, Second Edition provides engineers and designers with a quick reference guide to calculations, codes, and standards applicable to piping systems. The book considers in one handy reference the multitude of pipes, flanges, supports, gaskets, bolts, valves, strainers, flexibles, and expansion joints that make up these often complex systems. It uses hundreds of calculations and examples based on the author's 40 years of experiences as both an engineer and instructor. Each example demonstrates how the code and standard has been correctly and incorrectly applied.Aside from advising on the intent of codes and standards, the book provides advice on compliance. Readers will come away with a clear understanding of how piping systems fail and what the code requires the designer, manufacturer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, inspector, and owner to do to prevent such failures. The book enhances participants' understanding and application of the spirit of the code or standard and form a plan for compliance. The book covers American Water Works Association standards where they are applicable.

Key Features

  • Updates to major codes and standards such as ASME B31.1 and B31.12
  • New methods for calculating stress intensification factor (SIF) and seismic activities
  • Risk-based analysis based on API 579, and B31-G
  • Covers the Pipeline Safety Act and the creation of PhMSA


Piping Engineers, Designers, Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Petroleum Engineers and Chemical Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    Preface to the First Edition

    Preface to the Second Edition

    Chapter 1. Major Codes and Standards


    Structure of Codes

    Code Categories

    Chapter 2. Metric versus U.S. Customary Measurement


    Hard versus Soft Metric Conversion

    SI System of Measurement

    Methods of Conversion from One System to the Other

    Challenges for Converting from One System to the Other

    Chapter 3. Selection and Use of Pipeline Materials


    Selection of Materials

    ASTM and Other Material Specifications

    Listed and Unlisted Materials

    Allowed Stress Criteria for Time-Dependent Stresses

    Stress Criteria for Nonmetals

    Corrosion and Other Factors

    Chapter 4. Piping and Pipeline Sizing, Friction Losses, and Flow Calculations


    Fluid Mechanics Classes


    Reynolds Number

    Friction Factor

    Equivalent Pipe Lengths

    Hydraulic Radius

    Compressible Flow

    Pipe Sizing

    Chapter 5. Piping and Pipeline Pressure Thickness Integrity Calculations


    Basic Wall Thickness Calculations

    Basic Code Equations

    Pipe Turns or Bends

    Miter Bends

    External Pressure

    Chapter 6. Straight Pipe, Curved Pipe, and Intersection Calculations


    Code Standards

    ASME Standards

    Chapter 7. Piping Flexibility, Reactions, and Sustained Thermal Calculations


    Expansion and Stress Range

    Flexibility Analysis

    Linear Expansion due to Heat

    Required Flexibility Analysis

    SIF Development Methodology and B31-J

    Chapter 8. Pipe Support Elements, Methods, and Calculations


    Support Design

    Nonrigid Hangers

    Riser Support

    Chapter 9. Specialty Components

    Expansion Joints

    Anchor Flanges

    Blocks for Anchor Flanges

    Chapter 10. High-Frequency versus Low-Frequency Vibration Calculations


    Severe Cyclic Service

    Types of Vibration

    Working with Vibration

    Vibration Severity

    Chapter 11. Occasional Loads Calculations

    Earthquake Occasional Loads

    Ice and Snow Occasional Loads

    Wind Occasional Loads


    Chapter 12. Slug Flow and Fluid Transients Calculations


    Water Hammer

    Slug Flow

    Other Transients

    Chapter 13. Fabrication and Examination Elements Calculations



    Pneumatic Testing

    Dissimilar Metal Welds

    Corrosion Assessment

    Pipe Denting or Flattening

    Bending Non Standard Radii

    Chapter 14. Valves and Flow Control Calculations


    Closure Tests

    Incompressible Flow

    Compressible Flow

    Other Valve Issues




Product details

  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2014
  • Published: January 22, 2014
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124167476
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124169685

About the Author

Phillip Ellenberger

J. Phillip Ellenberger, P.E., retired as Vice President of Engineering at WFI International (a division of Bonney Forge ) in Houston, Texas, a design and manufacturing firm specializing in machined branch connections. He is a life member of ASME, for which he serves on several codes and standards committees. He is active with the B16 F & C subcommittees, the B31.3 design task group, and the B31 mechanical design and fabrication committee. Mr. Ellenberger is also the MSS Chairman of the Coordinating Committee and Committee 113, and IS member of WG 10 SC67. He has taught piping stress analysis at the University of Houston, and numerous professional seminars on B31.3 and related topics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President of Engineering at WFI International (a division of Bonney Forge ), retired

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