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Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes, Volume 2, Fifth Edition

K.R. Rao
K.R. Rao
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Quick-actuating closures have been used on ASME pressure vessels for more than 50 years. For the most part, these closures have been operated safely, although not without some accidents during operation. In recent years, there have been quite a few litigations where the manufacturers of pressure vessels with quick-actuating closures have been sued. The manufacturer of the pressure vessel is usually accused of poor design or noncompliance with the ASME Code requirements. These lawsuits are filed even though the pressure vessels and quick-actuating closures were operated by the owners of the pressure vessels for 20, even 30 and more, years without any serious accidents. The history of successful operation tends to debunk the issue of inadequate design. However the lawsuits go on.

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