An evaluation is described for a tube with manufacturing induced bending, resulting from installation in a tubesheet mis-drilled hole. Considerations include manufacturing processes such as tube installation and tube expansion plus evaluations of the resulting tube stresses using ASME B&PV Code Section III rules. Also considered are operating issues such as potential interaction with neighboring tubes, tube vibration and wear, and the potential for accelerated tube corrosion. This is a companion paper to “ASME Section III Stress Analysis of a Heat Exchanger Tubesheet with a Misdrilled Hole and Irregular or Thin Ligaments”.

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