The majority of the cost-savings for any oil production facility is the prevention of failure in the production equipment such as pressure vessels. Money lost through lost production far outweighs expenses associated with maintenance and proper operation. However, many new engineers lack the necessary skills to effectively find and troubleshoot operating problems while experienced engineers lack knowledge of the latest codes and standards. The fifth book in the Field Manual Series, the Pressure Vessel Operations Field Manual provides new and experienced engineers with the latest tools to alter, repair and re-rate pressure vessels using ASME, NBIC and API 510 codes and standards.
- Step-by-step procedure on how to design, perform in-shop and in-field inspections and repairs, perform alterations and re-rate a pressure vessel
- How to select the appropriate vessel specifications, evaluate associated reports and determine allowable stresses
- Calculations for stresses in pressure vessels
- Select the appropriate materials of construction for a pressure vessel
- Design pressure vessels using the ASME Code Section VIII, Division 1 and 2 to best fit the circumstance
Please Note: This is an On Demand product, delivery may take up to 11 working days after payment has been received.
Chapter Two: Materials of Construction
Chapter Three: Materials Selection for Pressure Vessels
Chapter Four: Mechanical Design of Pressure Vessels
Chapter Five: Fabrication, Welding and In-Shop Inspection
Chapter Six: In-Service Inspection by Non-Destructive Examination (NDE)
Chapter Seven: Repair, Alteration and Re-Rating
Dr. Maurice Stewart, PE, a Registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years international consulting experience in project management; designing, selecting, specifying, installing, operating, optimizing, retrofitting and troubleshooting oil, water and gas handling, conditioning and processing facilities; designing plant piping and pipeline systems, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, process equipment, and pumping and compression systems; and leading hazards analysis reviews and risk assessments.
Lewis, Oran T.
Oran T. Lewis, is an Adjunct Instructor with over 30 years experience in the erection, maintenance, inspection, fabrication, modification and repair of pressure and piping equipment, as well as presenting education courses for piping inspection, weld and pressure equipment inspection. His certifications are, in order of obtainment, National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector Authorized Inspector, AWS Certified Welding Inspector, API 510 Certified Pressure Vessel Inspector, API 570 Certified Piping Inspector, NACE Level 1 Corrosion.