Summary and Info
This thoroughly updated, revised, and reorganized second edition provides in one source all the formulas, technical data, and other essential piping design information not previously available in a single reference. New material covered includes piping branch reinforcements and stiffness coefficients for nozzles on cylindrical vessels as the latest ANSI/ASME Piping Codes – B31.1 (1983) and B31.3 (1984).The complexity of refinery, petrochemical, and power plant piping design and analysis requires highly sophisticated computer programs and extensive input data such as physical properties, allowable stress, valve weights and dimensions, stress intensification facotrs, thermal expansion coefficients, spring hangers or expansion joint selection, and piping wind loads. The Piping Stress Handbook brings together these data in a convenient, accessible form. The tables in this reference not only provide necessary data input, they also help check the accuracy of the computer output, eliminate interpolation, and reduce expensive engineering and computer time. Piping designers and stress analysts will find this handbook a valuable and time-saving tool.