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Understanding the Importance of ASME Codes for Pressure Vessels

August 17, 2018

Safety of pressure vessels is an important concern in various industries. Why? Pressure vessels are specially designed close containers used to hold gases, volatile liquids, and semi-solids at varying pressures. Thus, it becomes mandatory to take extreme care regarding the specifications and features during the engineering, design and fabrication phase. Any negligence or a gap
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Tips to Incorporate Fire & Explosion Safety into Your Pressure Vessel Design

April 26, 2019

Pressure vessels are closed tanks or containers designed to function at pressures higher than air pressure, usually 15psi, and hold gases or liquids inside at the required temperature. They have some inherent safety challenges due to the nature of their design and operation. This challenge increases, if volatile fluids or chemicals are stored in a
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Introduction to Different Pressure Vessel Head Types

May 16, 2019

  Pressure vessels are designed to contain toxic or non-toxic gases or fluids at different pressures. This pressure may be induced by an external application of heat, from an internal source, or a combination of both. If a pressure vessel is unable to handle the pressure, it may leak or cause damages to people and
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4 Essential Factors for Pressure Vessel Manufacturing

June 3, 2019

Pressure vessels are used in various industries for storing liquids and gases at varying pressures and temperatures. Most of these stored materials produce an enormous amount of energy, which if not handled properly may lead to catastrophic failure or loss of containment. As they work under immense pressure, a failed vessel can be dangerous, leading
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How to Identify Fatigue Points While Inspecting Pressure Vessels

July 3, 2019

  Pressure vessels are used in a variety of industries for storing liquids and gases in various pressure and temperature conditions. Thus, these vessels are subjected to stringent inspections during and after manufacturing. Even though various advanced inspection equipment is employed at the service, they are not enough to ensure the safety of the vessel.
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Importance of Determining Right Size for Pressure Vessel

August 6, 2019

  ASME pressure vessels, which are leak-tight pressure containers, are designed to perform the critical task of holding gases or liquids at pressures higher or lower than ambient air pressure. They find immense applications across several industries including chemical, agricultural, energy, Oil, gas, military, defense, water among several others. To meet the varied requirements of
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How to Minimize Downtime with Frequent Pressure Vessel Inspection?

September 17, 2019

Regular inspection and maintenance of any industrial equipment and machinery is a must for an increased operational life and boosting production. This is especially true for equipment such as pressure vessels used in high-risk environments and mission-critical applications. High pressure boilers and pressure vessels are used industries pertaining to flow of fluids or gases such
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A Guide to Pressure Vessel Inspection and Maintenance

February 5, 2020

  Pressure vessels are designed for storing fluids at different pressures. In the US, most pressure vessels are designed in adherence to ASME safety guidelines; however, that doesn’t guarantee their long-term performance. This is because, the pressure vessels are used to hold different toxic and non-toxic fluids, which may have an impact in the short
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3 Primary Welding Techniques Applicable to Pressure Vessels Fabrication

April 14, 2020

  Pressure vessels are the answer when it comes to solve your challenges pertaining to the storage and transfer of gas or liquid under high pressure. Available in several types, sizes, shapes and specifications, they are largely utilized by varied industries for high-pressure or low-pressure containment. Considering the critical nature of the applications, these tanks
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ASME v PED Certification – Key Differences

July 30, 2020

  The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a not-for-profit professional organization promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical engineering. ASME develops codes and standards that enhance public safety, and provides lifelong learning & technical exchange opportunities benefiting the mechanical engineering community. The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) is a European legislation aimed at
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