A pressure vessel is a container that holds a liquid, vapor, or gas at a different pressure other than atmospheric pressure at the same elevation. More specifically in this instance, a pressure vessel is used to 'distill'/'crack' crude material taken from the ground (petroleum, etc.) and output a finer quality product that will eventually become gas, plastics, etc.
This book is an accumulation of design procedures, methods, techniques, formulations, and data for use in the design of pressure vessels, their respective parts and equipment. The book has broad applications to chemical, civil and petroleum engineers, who construct, install or operate process facilities, and would also be an invaluable tool for those who inspect the manufacturing of pressure vessels or review designs.
- ASME standards and guidelines (such as the method for determining the Minimum Design Metal Temperature)are impenetrable and expensive: avoid both problems with this expert guide.
- Visual aids walk the designer through the multifaceted stages of analysis and design.
- Includes the latest procedures to use as tools in solving design issues.
Mechanical Engineers with the following titles: Reliability Engineer, Fixed Equipment Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Piping Engineer, Plant Engineer, Commissioning Engineer
Stresses in Pressure Vessels
Design of Vessel Supports
Transportation and Erection of Pressure Vessels
Appendix A Guide to ASME Section VIII, Division 1
Appendix B Design Data Sheet for Vessels
Appendix C Joint Efficiencies (ASME Code)
Appendix D Properties of Heads
Appendix E Volumes and Surface Areas of Vessel Sections
Appendix F Vessel Nomenclature
Appendix G Useful Formulas for Vessels
Appendix H Material Selection Guide
Appendix I Summary of Requirements for 100% X-Ray and PWHT
Appendix J Material Properties
Appendix K Metric Conversions
Appendix L Allowable compressure stress for columns
Appendix M Flat plate formulas
Appendix N External Insulation for Vertical Vessels
Appendix O Flow over Weirs
Appendix P Time Required to drain vessels
Appendix Q Vessel Surge capacities and hold up times
Appendix R Minor Defects evaluation procedure
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- © Gulf Professional Publishing 2003
- 18th December 2003
- Gulf Professional Publishing
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Dennis Moss has more than 40 years' experience in the design, manufacture and inspection of pressure vessels. He is currently a Technical Director and Fellow for Fluor's Southern California office where he is the Section Supervisor of the Vessel Group.
Technical Director and Section Supervisor of the Vessel Group, Fluor, California, USA