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Continuing and Changing Priorities of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes and Standards

K.R. Rao
K.R. Rao
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In this chapter, background and requirements for testing, evaluating and qualifying vibration in power plants are addressed. This includes the testing and evaluation methods included in the ASME Operating and Maintenance OM-3 “Vibration Testing of Piping Systems”, the acceptable stress limits included in the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and the applicable regulatory requirements for piping vibration. Examples are provided of various types of vibration problems experienced in power plants.

3.1 Piping Vibration Characteristics
3.2 Vibration Experience with U.S. Nuclear Power Plants
3.3 Allowable Piping Response for Vibration
3.4 Review of ASME/ANSI O&M Standard on Piping Vibration
3.5 Causes of Piping Vibration
3.6 Design Considerations and Guidelines for Piping
3.7 Vibration Testing and Analysis
3.8 Future Development of the OM-3 Piping Vibration Standard
3.9 Acknowledgments
3.10 References
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