PV Elite CAU2012 Express Class Preview
Catching Up With PV Elite Capabilities
Each year PV Elite is updated with the new codes and capabilities, and although each release leads users to focus on these new capabilities there are still 100’s of tips and tricks that users have found useful from the earliest versions of PV Elite. Please join us to learn how your use of the latest version of PV Elite and past versions can be made more effective for all users both new and experienced.
How to effectively use Wind and Seismic Load Cases
Around the world wind and seismic loads are often a governing factor in the effective design of pressure vessels and exchangers, ignoring these effects can produce catastrophic results. During this session you will learn how wind and seismic loads affect vessel design and how to correctly combine these loads for the safe and cost effective design of vessels and exchangers.
The Importance and Principles behind Effective Flange Design and Servicing
Leveraging Vessel Code Similarities and Differences for Effective Vessel and Exchanger Design
In many cases flanges can be purchased as off-the-shelf items, but often a particular a service calls for a flange that needs to be designed from scratch. There are so many considerations that must be taken into account that, if not addressed, could cause a catastrophic failure. In this lecture you will learn the basic principles of flange design, as set out in the ASME code, and design and installation problems that can give rise to flange leakage. We will also investigate some basic differences between off-the-shelf B16.5 flanges and custom design flanges. We will also touch on the precautions that should be taken when servicing systems that include flanges.
There are significant differences between various pressure vessel codes and choosing the right code can make an enormous contribution to effective vessel design. This lecture will show you the main differentiators that separate these pressure vessel codes such as the allowable stress basis, code equations etc. The basic rules and methodologies of ASME VIII-1 will be discussed and also the methods codes use for nozzle analysis.