August 2016

Maintenance and Reliability

Design operations-and-maintenance-friendly pressure vessels—Part 1

Many scholarly articles have been published on the design, selection and fabrication of pressure vessels.

Murti, D. G., The Augustus Group

Many scholarly articles have been published on the design, selection and fabrication of pressure vessels.1–3 The articles, books and training materials published to date focus on the requirements of vessel designers and the manufacturers. None of the published literature appears to address the needs and concerns of the ultimate beneficiaries—the end users. For vessel designers, fabricators and quality control inspectors, this is a one-time responsibility. They probably never look back once a vessel is out of their territory. The reason is simple: almost all pressure vessels are designed per specific requirements of the asset owners. A few proprietary designs are exceptional cases, such as r

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