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On-line Pressure Vessel and Heat Exchanger Design Course

From 30 March to 8 April 2022 we will hold our third English language on-line course on the design of pressure vessels and heat exchangers. The course consists of daily on-line lessons of 3 hours each. The course is mainly focused on DBF (= Design by Formulae) and different standards…

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Running the NextGen program via Remote Desktop – RDP

Following the emergency due to the spread of Covid-19, we have updated our NextGen program to allow it to run on Remote Desktop (RDP) sessions on VPN connections between users in remote working and the company workstations where the software is installed. Therefore, all program versions released from April 2020…

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Requirements of Clause 7-Annex I of Directive 2014/68/EU

This clause contains specific requirements for pressure equipment that have been considered on all harmonized standards of Directive 2014/68/EU, generally known as the Pressure Equipment Directive. It comes from a compromise solution found during the preparation of the first Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC, of which the subject directive 2014/68/EU is…

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The world of Pressure Equipment – The novelties of 2019

This year it was particularly rich in news for anyone working with European, American and also Italian standards: there is a lot of movement, we will try to explain why and analyze the consequences. The harmonized Unfired Pressure Vessel standard EN 13445. During 2018 several amendments of part 3 (Design…

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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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