As a part of an ongoing activity to develop ASME Code rules for the hydrogen infrastructure, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Committee approved new fracture control rules for Section VIII, Division 3 vessels in 2006. These rules have been incorporated into new Article KD-10 in Division 3. The new rules require determining fatigue crack growth rate and fracture resistance properties of materials in high pressure hydrogen gas. Test methods have been specified to measure these fracture properties, which are required to be used in establishing the vessel fatigue life. An example has been given to demonstrate the application of these new rules.
Technical Basis and Application of New Rules on Fracture Control of High Pressure Hydrogen Vessel in ASME Section VIII, Division 3 Code
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Rana, MD, Rawls, GB, Sims, JR, & Upitis, E. "Technical Basis and Application of New Rules on Fracture Control of High Pressure Hydrogen Vessel in ASME Section VIII, Division 3 Code." Proceedings of the ASME 2007 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Volume 1: Codes and Standards. San Antonio, Texas, USA. July 22–26, 2007. pp. 509-515. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2007-26023
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