December 2006

Special Report: Plant Design and Engineering

Reduce stress in piping layouts

Several examples illustrate proper designs

Piping needs to be designed to operate at high temperatures and pressures with sufficient flexibility so that the system stress is within acceptable limits. Piping is connected to strain-sensitive equipment like pumps, compressors, columns, turbines, etc. If high-temperature piping is not routed with enough flexibility and proper support, it can impose unacceptable loads to the connecting equipment nozzle and may cause problems to sensitive equipment. Although the stress engineer will review the piping flexibility and supports, the piping layout engineer needs to know about the stress concepts that form the guiding principles in piping. Benefits if piping layout engineer understands stress

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $399 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact J'Nette Davis-Nichols at Jnette.Davis-Nichols@GulfEnergyInfo.com or +1 713.520.4426*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

Related Articles

From the Archive

Comments

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}