Process Piping: The Complete Guide to ASME B31.3, Third Edition

Process Piping: The Complete Guide to ASME B31.3, Third Edition PPG-3ED - 2009

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By Charles Becht IV


Fully updated for the 2008 Edition of the ASME B31.3 Code, this third edition provides background information, historical perspective, and expert commentary on the ASME B31.3 Code requirements for process piping design and construction.  It provides the most complete coverage of the Code that is available today and is packed with additional information useful to those responsible for the design and mechanical integrity of process piping.   The author is a long-serving member, and present Chairman, of the ASME B31.3, Process Piping Code committee.

Dr. Becht explains the principal intentions of the Code, covering the content of each of the Code’s chapters.  Book inserts cover special topics such as calculation of refractory lined pipe wall temperature, spring design, design for vibration, welding processes, bonding processes and expansion joint pressure thrust..  Appendices in the book include useful information for pressure design and flexibility analysis as well as guidelines for computer flexibility analysis and design of piping systems with expansion joints. From the new designer wanting to know how to size a pipe wall thickness or design a spring to the expert piping engineer wanting to understand some nuance or intent of the Code, everyone whose career involves process piping will find this to be a valuable reference.

  • Publisher: ASME
  • Publish Date: 2009
  • Pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780791802861

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Table of Contents

About the Author Acknowledgements What’s New in the 2008 Edition of This Book? List of Figures List of Tables Chapter 1 Background and General Information Chapter 2 Organization of ASME B31.3 Chapter 3 Design Conditions and Criteria (ASME B31.3, Chapter II, Parts 1 and 6) Chapter 4 Pressure Design (ASME B31.3, Chapter II, Part 2) Chapter 5 Limitations on Components and Joints (ASME B31.3, Chapter II, Parts 3 and 4) Chapter 6 Design for Sustained and Occasional Loads (ASME B31.3, Chapter II, Part 1) Chapter 7 Design Criteria for Thermal Stress (ASME B31.3, Chapter II, Part 1) Chapter 8 Flexibility Analysis (ASME B31.3, Chapter II, Part 5) Chapter 9 Supports (ASME B31.3, Chapter II, Part 5) Chapter 10 Load Limits for Attached Equipment Chapter 11 Requirements for Materials (ASME B31.3, Chapter III) Chapter 12 Fabrication, Assembly, and Erection (ASME B31.3, Chapter V) Chapter 13 Examination (ASME B31.3, Chapter VI) Chapter 14 Pressure Testing (ASME B31.3, Chapter VI) Chapter 15 Nonmetallic Piping (ASME B31.3, Chapter VII) Chapter 16 Category M Piping (ASME B31.3, Chapter VIII) Chapter 17 High-Pressure Piping (ASME B31.3, Chapter IX) Chapter 18 Bellows Expansion Joints (ASME B31.3, Appendix X) Appendix I Useful Information for Pressure Design Appendix II Guidelines for Computer Flexibility Analysis Appendix III Useful Information for Flexibility Analysis . Appendix IV Expansion Joint Guide Appendix V Conversion Factors References Index

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