STRESS INTENSITY FACTOR AND K-FACTOR ALIGNMENT FOR METALLIC PIPES
|Publication Date:||24 December 2014|
The purpose of this report is to align stress intensification and flexibility factors for metallic pipes used in ASME's Pressure Piping Codes (B31) and Boiler and Presure Vessel Code (B&PVC) Section III Class 2 and Class 3 Piping. The alignment recommendations are provided with examples along with major features of the aligned and updated equations. Validation is provided by comparison to existing Codes, alternate guidelines and test data in the supporting annexes.
Many people have graciously provided comments and recommendations during the course of this project, including: Ron Haupt, Bill Koves, John Cates WFI, Phil Ellenberger, John Minichiello, Don Edwards and Jim Montague (Conoco Phillips), Chris Hinnant, Peter Vu, Glynn Woods, Brian Holbrook, David Creates, Patrick Marcotte, and Ev Rodabaugh.
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