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Code Case 2695 and Comparison Between ASME Division 1 and Division 2
(Presenter: Ray Delaforce)

In this session, attendees will learn how using Code Case 2695 can save money and weight. This is because ASME Section VIII, Division 2 technology is used for designing vessels to Division 1, without the extra requirements of Division 2. A comparison of Division 1 and Division 2 will also be discussed.

Fatigue Analysis and Brittle Fracture (Presenter:
Ray Delaforce)
The mechanism of fatigue will be discussed in this session, with particular attention to crack growth. The presentation will focus on the other end of the scale where a vessel fails suddenly and without warning from brittle facture. This discussion will also briefly cover the energies involved in fatigue and brittle fracture.

Designing for Vacuum with PV Elite (Presenter: Theunis du Plessis)
This session will focus on the differences in design for internal pressure and external pressure. Learn why vessels are so susceptible to vacuum collapse when subjected to external pressure. Also discussed will be the method used by the ASME Section VIII, Division 1 to analyze a vessel when vacuum conditions exist.

WRC 107 and NozzlePRO FEA Comparison and Discussion of Weld Categories (Presenter: Ray Delaforce)
Engineers have used the Welding Research Bulletin for years as a convenient method of analyzing vessels where attachments such as nozzles and clips are subject to forces and movements. Although this method has been available for years – beginning when computer time was very expensive – there are now relatively cheap programs on the market that can perform more accurate and detailed analysis. In this presentation, the NozzlePRO program from the Paulin Research Group will be discussed. The solution delivers fast and accurate results for PV Elite and CAESAR II.

Tips and Tricks in PV Elite (Presenter: Theunis du Plessis)
This general presentation will feature some of the lesser known features of PV Elite. We will show some features that might not have been used by your designers, and ways we can speed up the design process.

Vibration and Seismic Analysis in Pressure Vessel Design (Presenter: Ray Delaforce)
Vibration and seismic events go hand-in-hand like love and marriage. In this session, we will discuss a very simple analysis involving basic mathematics (quite elementary with no calculus) to understand why equipment vibrates. Attendees will learn how a standard building code does the analysis to ensure that the stress during vibration is not excessive.

API 579 Fitness for Service with PV Elite (Presenter: Ray Delaforce)
Vessels deteriorate in service over time. This presentation will discuss some of the types of deterioration that can be expected as time goes by. There will also a discussion showing how vessels that have suffered corrosion can be assessed for future use. We will also show how this feature is employed using PV Elite.

Pressure Vessel Fabrication Techniques with PV Elite (Presenter: Theunis du Plessis)
This presentation will show methods of fabrication for pressure vessels and the techniques used. This session includes real-life studies covering forming, fit-up, welding, and hydrotesting.

What's New in ASME 2013 and API 650 12th Edition and Impacts on TANK
(Presenter: Scott Mayeux)
In 2013, a new edition of API 650 was issued with some changes. The 12th edition of the code introduced some changes, notably in Appendix F and Seismic Analysis. These new developments will be briefly discussed, showing how these changes affect the design of tanks, and how this has affected Intergraph TANK software.

New Rules for Occasional Loads on Nozzles: - Comparison of Code Rules and FEA Analysis Using NozzlePRO (Presenter: Ryan Metcalf)
Since the publication of 2007 ASME Section VIII Div 2, the occasional load approach has been changed in the Codes. This presentation will discusses the reason for the changes and will show how to employ these rules when performing a piping or pressure vessel analysis. The differences between design by correlation (Code rules) and design by FEA will be discussed and multiple examples will be presented. New features in NozzlePRO(TM) will be demonstrated that show how the ASME Section VIII - Div 2, Part 5 rules must be properly interpreted for primary load evaluation of piping loads on vessel nozzles.

PV Elite Development Round Table (Presenter: Scott Mayeux)
This is the 1st meeting of PV Elite users at the Hexagon conference. We will preview the recently released 2014 version of PV Elite. Then we will look towards the future roadmap of PV Elite. We will seek your feedback and use that to develop knowledge of industry workflows.This will guide PV Elite development to better address your needs. Come prepared with your feedback and become part of the process to make PV Elite be even more useful tool for you.