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Pressure Vessels Design Fundamentals

Jurandir Primo, PE

This course brings a short and didactic summary of Pressure Vessels Design Fundamentals in an easy form, suited for everyone, beginners, students, technicians, engineers, contractors and all interested professionals, working or not with Design Codes. This course was summarized and transformed in a language, next to users, to facilitate the whole comprehension of the design fundamentals of pressure vessels manufacturing, inspection and tests, properly distributed in 35 pages.

A pressure vessel is a container designed to hold gases or liquids at a pressure substantially different from the ambient pressure. In most countries, vessels over a certain size and pressure must be built to a formal code. In the United States that code is the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC). Pressure vessels can be dangerous, and fatal accidents have occurred in the history of their development and operation. The pressure vessels construction is tested using destructive and nondestructive testing, such as ultrasonic testing, radiography and pressure tests. Hydrostatic tests use water, but pneumatic tests use air or another gas.

The subject of basic course is to show a timely resume with practical information and comprehensive wall minimum thickness and maximum pressure calculations for pressure vessels and pressure pipes. The formulas and recommendations are based on industry reliable practices and have to be used as guidelines. The author cannot assume any role or responsibility for improper use of tables and formulas. A qualified engineer in a Plant Process or Piping should be always consulted to give satisfactory solutions for pressure vessels under the proper Design Codes.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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