Stress Analysis Criteria:
This stress analysis criteria establishes the procedure, lists critical lines and piping stress/design liaison flow sheet to be followed.
Lines to be analyzed:
- all lines attached to pumps, compressors, turbines and other rotating equipment
- all lines attached to reciprocating compressors
- all pressure relief valve piping
- all category m piping
- all lines on racks (with discretion)
- all lines which the piping designer is uncomfortable with
- all vacuum lines
- all jacketed piping
- all tie-ins to existing piping
- all non metallic piping
- all steam out, decoking and regeneration lines
- all lines 16” and larger
- all lines 6” and larger over 500 F
- all lines over 750 F
- all lines specifically requested by the stress department.
- all lines specifically requested by the client.
The above list is actually very conservative and discretion is required in applying these rules to ensure economical approach to piping analysis.
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