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Pressure Systems Casebook: Causes and Avoidance of Failures and Defectsby J Wintle
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Pressure Systems Casebook contains a collection of papers drawn from two IMechE seminars that will be of particular interest to students and engineers who want to broaden their knowledge and learn from experience and history.
The authors' backgrounds cover a range of perspectives, from representing industrial users of pressure systems to regulators, research, and engineering consultants.
Pressure systems contain stored energy and the threat of damaging failure is ever present. Failures of pressure systems still occur and are costly to those affected; yet the main causes, consequences, and methods of investigation are not widely known. Pre-existing defects are a major cause of failures and near-failures in pressure systems, yet many can be avoided by greater awareness of the circumstances in which they arise.
Book News Annotation:
Nine papers from Institution of Mechanical Engineers seminars in November 2001 in Sheffield and November 2003 near Warrington have been selected, expanded, and updated for a broader audience. Industrial users, regulators, and researchers of pressure systems explore some of the causes of failure and near-failure—particularly pre-existing defects—and some approaches to predicting and preventing them. They discuss such aspects as lessons from failures of gas cylinders used for dispensing beverages, insurance aspects of failures, failure design procedures in the new European Pressure Vessel Standard EN 13445, and a new methodology to assess the risk of vibration fatigue in process pipework. Distributed in the US by ASME.
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