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Working for the European standards: is it worth while doing it?

I started working as a pressure vessel designer about 50 years ago. As all the young engineers, at that time I had no ideas about the work needed for the preparation and maintenance of Pressure Vessel safety standards: I simply knew that different standards, laws and regulations existed in the…

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Software News 2019

NextGen software 2018-2019 With the release of version 2018.3 and the preparation of new releases for 2019 the update and enhancement work on NextGen software is going on; many important features have been added to NextGen software in 2018 as: ASME calculation report in Russian language, EN 13445 and AD2000 calculation reports…

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What will be the future of the new flange calculation methods?

About 50 years ago, when the main pressure vessel standards were composed only by a few pages, and the sliding rule was the only available tool for the pressure vessel designer, the Taylor Forge method for the calculation of flanges was regarded as a very advanced and sophisticated procedure for…

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Our Pressure Vessel and Heat Exchanger Design Course

In addition to the design courses in Italian language, held in Milan, Sant’Ambrogio organizes design courses in English language in other European cities. The content (continuously updated in order to take into account the changes in the main Pressure Vessel codes) is mainly focused towards DBF (= Design by Formulae), however…

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The calculation of fixed tubesheet exchangers according to ASME Section VIII division1, Clause UHX

Clause UHX of ASME Section VIII division 1 defines the rules for the calculation of tubesheets in shell and tube heat exchangers. This calculation is based on the Gardner’s theory (1948-1952), also considered in Appendix A of the TEMA standards (previously generally used in tubesheet calculations): however Clause UHX of…

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