STRUCTURAL PLATFORMS: A Small Presentation for the beginner

STRUCTURAL PLATFORMS: A Small Presentation for the beginner

A platform is normally horizontal surface at elevated level usually provided for maintenance and easy access (operation) to required items such as valves, instruments etc. Sometimes pipes and piping items can be supported from platforms but pipe loads has to…

INTRODUCTION TO STEAM TRAPS AND DRIP LEG: A Brief Presentation

INTRODUCTION TO STEAM TRAPS AND DRIP LEG: A Brief Presentation

A steam trap is an automatic valve that allows condensate, air and other non-condensable gases (CO2) to be discharged from the steam system while holding or trapping the steam in the system. Condensate: Forms when steam releases its heat energy…

Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger Piping: A brief Presentation

Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger Piping: A brief Presentation

The purpose of this presentation is to provide guide lines for Shell & tube Heat Exchanger Piping Layout. Click here to get a preliminary idea about shell and tube heat exchangers. Use of Heat Exchangers: Heat exchangers are used to…

Alignment Check Methodology in Piping Stress Analysis using Caesar II

Alignment Check Methodology in Piping Stress Analysis using Caesar II

“Alignment Checking” this term is quite familiar with piping engineers and all construction engineers. During piping installation at construction site it is expected that equipment flange should match perfectly (aligned) with the piping flange so that during bolting no problem…

Basis for deciding Stress critical lines

Basis for deciding Stress critical lines

Basis for deciding Stress critical lines: Stress analysis is a complex task and in any process unit there are a huge number of lines exist which runs from one location to other. Analyzing all lines will take a lot of…