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Responsibilities of the Pipe Stress Engineer are?

Responsibilities of the Pipe Stress Engineer are?

Responsibilities of the Pipe Stress Engineer are?

Guys I am putting together an in-house traning seminar on the basics of pipe stress analysis.  I would like to canvass y'all and see what you think the reponsibilities of the stress engineer are, becasue they vary from one company to the next.  Here is my starting list - please review this and feel free to add or edit as you see fit:

- Evaluate piping systems for compliance with Code requirements, owner requirements, and good engineering practice
- Evaluate applicability of the various seismic methods to the particular system at hand (assuming no owner or code requirements), and run the analysis: static equivalency, response spectra, time history
- Evaluate equipment (rotating and otherwise) connected to piping to check compliance of flange loads with codes and manufacturer's allowables
- Check flanges and flange pairs for leakage forces and moments
- Calculate loads exerted on restraints by the piping and coordinate with the Structural/civil folks for design of the pipe supports
- Select, and design where necessary, or provide assistance to piping designers with piping specialties, such as: spring hangers/cans, snubbers, slide bearings, expansion joints, etc.
- Provide assistance to piping designers, or actually do the design itself, of branch connections
- Provide assistance to vessel design or engineering folks with applied nozzle loads

That's all I can think of on short notice.  Can you guys add anything?

Thanks very much for your time and comments.


RE: Responsibilities of the Pipe Stress Engineer are?

Hi Pete,

In the forum that you will present it, might be good to talk about the responsibilities of the owner, the designer, the erector, the fabricator, the inspector, etc.  May I suggest for starters going into B31.3 and looking at (and thinking about) the following paragraphs: 300(b), 300(c), 300(d), 300.4, K300(b), 300(b), 341.2, 323.2.2, 341.2, 328.1 and K328.1. (all listing under "Responsibility" in the B31.3 index).

A good text would be the Glynn Woods, Roy Baguley book by CASTI.

Regards, John.

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