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Pressure Vessel Design Manual - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780750677400, 9780080524122

Pressure Vessel Design Manual

3rd Edition

Author: Dennis R. Moss
eBook ISBN: 9780080524122
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750677400
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 18th December 2003
Page Count: 499
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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

  1. Stresses in Pressure Vessels
    2. General Design
    3. Design of Vessel Supports
    4. Special Designs
    5. Local Loads
    6. Related Equipment
    7. Transportation and Erection of Pressure Vessels

    A Guide to ASME Section VIII, Division 1
    B Design Data Sheet for Vessels
    C Joint Efficiencies (ASME Code)
    D Properties of Heads
    E Volumes and Surface Areas of Vessel Sections
    F Vessel Nomenclature
    G Useful Formulas for Vessels
    H Material Selection Guide
    I Summary of Requirements for 100% X-Ray and PWHT
    J Material Properties
    K Metric Conversions
    L Allowable compressure stress for columns
    M Flat plate formulas
    N External Insulation for Vertical Vessels
    O Flow over Weirs
    P Time Required to drain vessels
    Q Vessel Surge capacities and hold up times
    R Minor Defects evaluation procedure


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About the Author

Dennis R. Moss

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Director and Section Supervisor of the Vessel Group, Fluor, California, USA

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