Piping fatigue and corrosion

ASME B31.3 contains the footnote ‘Corrosion can sharply decrease cyclic life; therefore, corrosion resistant materials should be considered where a large number of major stress cycles is anticipated’. But what happens if carbon steel with high corrosion allowance has been selected and changes are out of the question? Or you may be assessing an existing … Read more

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B31.3 branch stress own-goal

image of stress at reducing branch from CAESAR II

Quick summary This article may pique your curiosity if you’re interested in the finer details of pipe stress analysis, but if you’d rather just get the overall takeaway – Sustained bending stresses in ASME B31.3 2016 calculations are underpredicted at some branches As long as the stress analyst remembers to split the branch pipe model … Read more

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Salad Postprocessor for CAESAR II

Salad Postprocessor

The Salad Post-processor takes data exported from CAESAR II to do additional calculations and summaries. The software is now updated to version 1.40, and is available at no cost here. Lets go through some of the things you can do with this software . Make a summary of your stress model On one page you … Read more

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How to restore CAESAR II backups

This video shows you how to restore CAESAR II files using the automated backup feature. Also a couple of tips and tricks to find lost files.

 

Martin helps clients keep on top of their pressure piping and equipment integrity issues via stress analysis, FEA and fitness for service. His recent research paper on welding tees was published in the ASME PVT journal. He is the author of  various piping software including the X313 excel plug-in for B31.3 allowable stresses, the Salad post-processor for CAESAR II users and web apps on this site.

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How to show company name in CAESAR II

Introduction When using CAESAR II with network licensing, your company name does not automatically appear in the output reports generated by the program. Instead a message saying ‘Edit company name in <system>\company.txt’ is shown in headers: The same message appears at the foot of the main program window (the initials SPLM stand for Smartplant License … Read more

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