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Lateral Vesselet

Lateral Vesselet

My project specify a Lateral Vesselet for branch connections to a flare header.  Is a Lateral Vesselet stronger than a BF Latrolet?

Is there a way I can determine the SIF for a Lateral Vesselet?


RE: Lateral Vesselet

The piping codes B31.1/B31.3 (and their SIF equations) don't address laterals.  You have two options:

1) Ask the vendor of the fitting, or
2) Perform your own FEA to determine these values.

Richard Ay
Intergraph CAS

RE: Lateral Vesselet

Thank you Richard.

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