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What is the Major Difference between API & ASME Standards?

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ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) produces a series of documents. API (American Petroleum Industry) also produces a series of documents. I don’t know where in this small world of ours you are located but in the United States, all states except for two have adopted ASME as code or law. This means that the facilities located in these states ... Read More »

Questions Related to Pipe Under Stress:- Part-2

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7. What are the other stresses against which the design of piping is safe guarded? A. Principal stress. B. Shear stress. Apart from the stress which is normal to the surface of the crystal as mentioned in question No. 4, the grains would have been oriented in the pipe wall in all possible orientations. The above stresses (axial, circumferential and radial stress) ... Read More »

Questions Related to Pipe Under Stress:- Part-1

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1. What are primary loads? Mention some of primary loads? These are typically steady or sustained types of loads. These loads have their origin in some force acting on the pipe causing tension, compression, torsion etc leading to normal and shear stress. Primary loads are not self limiting. Some of the primary loads are as:- A. Internal fluid pressure B. External ... Read More »

Question Related to Mechanical Design Fundamentals:- Part–2

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1. How much design temperature shall be considered for the structural parts which are heated by steam, thermic fluid etc? Design temperature shall be the highest expected temperature of the heating media or highest expected body part temperature plus 10C. Here, 10 C is the safety margin. 2. Define proof stress? It is also called 0.2% proof stress. It is the stress ... Read More »

Question Related to Equipment and Piping Layout:- Part-1

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1. What are the steps involve in plant design? The mechanical design and development of the plant has three major steps as:- A. Conceptual layout design. B. Equipment layout design. C. Piping layout design. 2. What is conceptual layout design? It is the part of basic engineering package. It consists of following information:- A. Essential process design requirement such as ... Read More »

Questions Related to Materials

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1. What is the ASTM code for the following? A. Pipes :- I. Carbon Steel II. Alloy Steel III. Stainless Steel IV. Nickel Steel. B. Tubes:- I. Carbon Steel II. Alloy Steel III. Stainless Steel IV. Nickel Steel. C. Wrought Iron Fittings:- I. Carbon Steel II. Alloy Steel III. Stainless Steel IV. Nickel Steel. D. Forged Fittings:- I. Carbon Steel ... Read More »

Questions Related to Codes & Standards:-

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1. What is the ASME code followed for design of piping systems in process piping (refineries & chemical industries)? (i) B 31.1 (ii) B 31.3 (iii) B 31.5 (iv) B 31.9 Answer:- (II) 2. Which American Institute Standard does piping engineer refer? A. The American Petroleum Institute (API). B. The American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI). C. The American Society for ... Read More »

What is Differences between ASME 31.1 & 31.3?

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There are so many differences which can be observed after the deep study of two code, however I would like to highlight some differences between the above two code- B3 1.3 deals with process piping: piping typically found in petroleum, refineries, chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic plants, and related processing plants and terminals. The factor of safety considered ... Read More »

East China May See Heavy Inflows Of Cheap LNG Imports

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East China may see heavy inflows of cheap LNG imports. LNG prices in China have been falling since the market has been in oversupply since early last year while demand has remained weak, industry sources said. Eastern China may see an influx of low-cost liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports in the coming months as domestic cargoes are available at much ... Read More »

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