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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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Piping systems are often complex structures that include straight pipe and a variety of supports, elbows and tees. A typical piping system might include 50 or so components along with many intervening lengths of straight pipe. Each of the components is subjected to a complex set of loadings. The evaluation of any component by the detailed analysis methods prescribed in NB-3200 would be an onerous task.

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Terminology and Symbols
4.3 Stress Intensification Factors
4.4 C and K Stress Indices
4.5 Fatigue Evaluations: Class 2 or 3 Piping and Class 1 Piping
4.6 B-Stress Indices
4.7 Piping System Analyses and Flexibility Factors
4.8 Examples
4.9 ASME B31.1 [36] and B31.3 [37] Piping Codes
4.10 ASME B31.1: Power Piping [36]
4.11 ASME B31.3: Process Piping [37]
4.12 References
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