ASME Defines Inspection Criteria for High Energy Piping

February 23, 2021

B31.1 Operations and Maintenance

According to ASME B31.1 Chapter VII Par. 140 a program shall be established for the assessment and documentation of the condition of all CPS (Covered Piping Systems) in power plants.

CPS Systems are defined in Chapter 1 Par 100.2, as systems on which condition assessments are to be conducted. This includes the following systems as a minimum.

NPS 4 and larger main steam, hot reheat steam, cold reheat steam, and boiler feedwater piping.

NPS 4 and larger systems that operate above 750°E (400°C or above 1,025 psi (7,100 kPa)

 

Other systems may be included as CPS by an Operating Company, based on their judgment. Appendix V of the code is titled ‘Recommended Practice for Operation, Maintenance, and Modification of Power Piping Systems’. This addendum is non-mandatory; however many  Power Industry operating companies’ insurance carriers are now invoking Appendix V with increasing frequency, and this is affecting the conditions of their agreements with the operating companies.

Piping Technology and Products Inc. (PT&P) has for some time been performing surveys and assessments in accordance with part H of Par. 140, which requires hot and cold walk-down readings and assessment of pipe supports, operated within the creep regime of the pipe.  These assessments are helpful in identifying, sagging lines, deformation of supports, and damage caused by upset conditions, and/or incidents, attributable to operational malfunctions, dynamic/thermal or hydraulic events.

PT&P has been performing this service for many power generation companies. Preparation of documentation, retrieval, and compilation of files for a CPS assessment, has just been completed for a major U.S power generation company. Ten large power plants were involved, and the original predominantly high-energy pipe support drawings, all engineered and designed by PT&P, were retrieved from PT&P archives dating back ten years.

We will be happy to answer any of your technical questions about our survey capabilities, as well as any other engineering or field services that your organization may need.

If you need assistance, we are available 24×7 for emergencies or reach our field service team directly.

 

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A-Type Variable Spring Supports for a Process Power Plant in Oklahoma

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A-Type Variable Spring Supports for a Process Power Plant in Oklahoma

Type: Variable Spring Supports
Size: Rod Diameter 2” / Casing 8′ long & 3 1/8” Diameter
Material: Carbon Steel
Design: Operating Load 31,563 lbs., Installed Load 29,000 lbs., 0.82″ Downward Movement
Testing: Standard Load & Travel Tests

PT&P designed two standard PTP-4 size 210 A-type variable spring supports for a Process Power Plant in Oklahoma. The springs are fabricated from A36 carbon steel and with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. The springs are designed to accommodate a Hydro Test Load of 34,000 with operating Load of 31,563 and installed Load of 29,000, movement of 0.82″ downward. A Standard Load and Travel test was conducted on the variables prior to shipment. The springs utilize a rod diameter of 2” and the spring casing 8′ long and 3 1/8” in diameter.

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Custom Designed Big Ton Spring Supports for a Propane Dehydrogenation Application in Texas

Type: Big Ton Spring Supports
Size: 42″ x 24″ x 26 1/2″
Material: Carbon Steel
Design: 94,261 lb. Load & 0.085” Movement
Testing: Standard Load Tests

PT&P custom designed big ton spring supports for a propane dehydrogenation application at a chemical plant in Texas. The components within this assembly include the spring housing, coils, name plates, pressure plate, and load indicator. While both assemblies measure 42” L x 24” W x 26-1/2” H, it was modified based on independent specifications for operating loads and movement to accommodate a load of 94,261 lb. and 0.085” of movement. This type of support is ideal for applications, such as supporting pressure vessels that combine very heavy loads with thermal expansion because of the stability they provide. The big ton was tested in the load cell to insure proper operation throughout the entire working range of the coils.

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PT&P partners with Disc Spring Technology to offer you the Compact Spring Support

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Disc Spring TechnologyThe compact spring is ideal for applications with large loads and limited space.

– Minimizes excessive loads on sensitive equipment
– Same load for smaller working range while consuming 25-50% less space
– Ideal for locating under equipment flanges
– Reduces design time, maintenance cost and accidents

>> Get a quote now or email us your questions at info@pipingtech.com

 

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These springs are the solution for satisfying excessive nozzle loads for load sensitive equipment, such as pumps, compressors, turbines, blowers, heat exchangers, pressure vessels and storage tanks. In addition, the entire spring support can be made from corrosion resistant stainless steels or other suitable alloys making it ideal for combating aggressive environments like seawater, marine air and harsh chemicals.

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