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Applying the ASME Codes: Plant Piping & Pressure Vessels (Mister Mech Mentor, Vol. 2)

James A. Wingate
James A. Wingate
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Some of the present and past applicable Codes for calculating pressure relief fluid mass flowrates from vessels immersed in flames of external fire, for preventing piping and pressure vessel overpressure via mechanical relief devices such as liquid pressure relief valves, vapor pressure safety (pop-open action) valves, rupture disks, low pressure relief vents, and the like, include:

1. Fossil Fuel-fired Boiler Code: ASME Section I, Division 1 (not discussed in this chapter)

2. Unfired Pressure Vessels Code: ASME Section VIII, Division par. UG-125 thru UG-137.

3. Power Plant Piping Code: ASME Pressure Piping Code B31.1 par. 101.2, 122.6

4. Chemical Plant...

Some of the Important Topics Are Safety∕Relief Valves, Rupture Disks, Guidelines for Sizing These Devices and Calculating the Hydraulics of Relief Flowrates
Calculation of Relief Fluid Flowrates for Device Sizing
Fire-Sizing Relief Valves Article
Sample Calculation of Fire-Sizing a Pressure Vessel Relief Requirement Using NFPA-30∕API 2000∕OSHA Standard Data for Heat Flux from Flames
Rupture Disk in Series with Safety Relief Valve: Tell-Tale Spoolpiece Must Separate Them Per ASME B&PV Code
Author's Note: Safety∕Relief Device Sizing Checklists
Author's Note: Fire Sizing Safety∕Relief Values
Author's Note: Fire Sizing Safety∕Relief Valves Illustrative Example Problem
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