Category: Piping Design and Layout

Importance of Bourdon Effect, True and Effective Axial Force

By Alex Matveev

Bourdon Effect in Pipelines Bourdon Effect is associated with the pressure elongation of the piping and pipeline systems. In piping and pipeline systems, elbows or bends are frequently used for

August 6, 2020

Learn Pipe Stress Analysis from the Experts (Free Webinar Recordings & Presentations)

By Alex Matveev

Many of you are aware that recently PASS team has released a significant update of their stress analysis software START-PROF. This new edition has improved a lot of features and

July 15, 2020

Creep Rupture Usage Factor for Allowable Variations in Elevated Temperature Service

By Alex Matveev

Appendix V of ASME B31.3-2018 code covers the application of the Linear Life Fraction Rule, which provides a method for evaluating variations at elevated temperatures above design conditions where material

July 14, 2020

Minimum Design Metal Temperature (MDMT) and Impact Test

By Alex Matveev

Minimum Design Metal Temperature or MDMT is the lowest temperature that a piping system with specified material and thickness can withstand. While designing piping systems (equipment) in cold regions where

July 13, 2020

New, Extended Capabilities of PASS/Nozzle-FEM

By Alex Matveev

Authors: Roman Unesikhin, Andrey Krasnokutsky, Ph.D., and Alexey Timoshkin, PASS SUITE team What is PASS/Nozzle-FEM PASS/Nozzle-FEM is a program designed to calculate the stresses and flexibility of nozzle-to-shell junctions using

April 5, 2020

Importing an Autodesk REVIT model into Piping Stress Analysis Software START-PROF

By Alex Matveev

What is Autodesk REVIT Autodesk REVIT is modeling software used mainly by Mechanical, Civil, Architectural engineers and designers. It offers a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach for design and construction projects.

March 26, 2020

What is Thermal Bowing?

By Alex Matveev

The thermal bowing phenomenon occurs when a horizontal pipe is filled partially by hot or cold fluid (LNG). Many thermal bowing occurrences cause unexpected damage to the piping or supporting

December 16, 2019