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Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Volume 2, Third Edition
K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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Chapter 37 has been revised for this edition by David E. Olson who authored this chapter for the previous two editions. David E. Olson discusses pipe vibration testing and qualification. The discussions center on how piping vibration is typically monitored, quantified and qualified in the power industry. The methods presented for addressing piping vibration are in compliance with the relevant industry codes, standards and regulations, including the 2007 editions of the ASME B&PV Code, the B31.1 Power Piping Code and relevant NRC NUREG's and Regulatory Guides. The chapter addresses the cause and effects of both steady state (e.g. flow induced vibration) and dynamic transient (e.g. water hammer). The development of testing acceptance criteria are discussed along with data acquisition and reduction techniques. Also discussed are vibration prevention and control techniques along with problem resolution examples. The methods presented in this chapter comply with the requirements of ASME O&M-3 “Vibration Testing of Piping Systems”.

37.1 Piping Vibration Characteristics
37.2 Vibration Experience with U.S. Nuclear Power Plants
37.3 Allowable Piping Response for Vibration
37.4 Review of ASME/ANSI O&M Standard on Piping Vibration
37.5 Causes of Piping Vibration
37.6 Design Considerations and Guidelines for Piping
37.7 Vibration Testing and Analysis
37.8 Future Development of the OM-3 Piping Vibration Standard
37.9 Acknowledgments
37.10 References
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