By Glynn E. Woods and Roy B. Baguley

This newly up-to-date Guidebook describes new additions and revisions to the Code principles whereas supplying perception into the reasoning in the back of those alterations within the Code. It offers complete assurance of B31.3 Code requisites for layout, research, fabrication, meeting, errection, inspection, exam, and trying out of strategy piping. The exact info on Code specifications offers readability, even to the skilled Code user...

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This procedure is discussed below. 6, top). 6, bottom). Do = outside diameter of pipe (inches). 3 Appendix C6). L = total length of the pipe, inches. P = external design pressure, psi. Pa = calculated value of maximum allowable external working pressure for the assumed value of "t," psi. t = minimum required thickness of pipe, inches. Procedure: Assume a value for t and determine the ratios L/Do and Do/t. 1. Enter Fig. 6 top) at the value of L/Do. For values of L/Do greater than 50, enter the chart at a value of L/Do = 50.

1 This specification covers a group of common requirements which, unless otherwise specified in the individual material specification, shall apply to rolled steel plates for pressure vessels under each of the follow specifications issued by ASTM: ANNEXES (Mandatory Information) A1 Permissible Variations in Dimensions, etc. 1 Listed below are permissible variations in dimensions, and notch toughness information, express in inch-pound units of measurement. 01 in. Note 2 - Thickness to be measured at ³⁄₈ in.

Assume the extruded geometry is the same as shown in Fig. 4 (c) of the Code. 4 (c) for nomenclature. 06 in. Pipe material: ASTM A 106 Gr. 75 in. 625 in. 375 in. 094 in. 322 in. 061 in. *Nominal wall less mill tolerance. 75 in. 813 in. 50 in. 431 in. 363 in. (maximum). 75 in. is within the Code limits. Next, calculate the pressure design wall thickness for the header and branch pipes using Eq. 0. 265 in. 178 in. (Note: Eq. ) Now calculate the required area, A1. 181 in. 2 The excess metal in the header is A2.

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