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# Compress - ASME Sec VIII Div 1 - Appendix 2 Flange Stress Calculations

## Compress - ASME Sec VIII Div 1 - Appendix 2 Flange Stress Calculations

(OP)
Compress Question

In the calculations Compress completes I believe Compress uses the following equation (Appendix 2 Notation)

Why Doesn't it use

HG=Max(Wa, Wm1, Wm2)-H

which in some cases could be more conservative

HG is then used to determine MG-> Mop

And Mop is used to calc the operational stresses SH, SR and ST

Thanks

### RE: Compress - ASME Sec VIII Div 1 - Appendix 2 Flange Stress Calculations

HG is defined as W-H. W is defined in Appendix 2-5(e). For operating condition, W=Wm1.

Compress is just following the code.

### RE: Compress - ASME Sec VIII Div 1 - Appendix 2 Flange Stress Calculations

(OP)

My first conclusion was that HG=W-H where for the operationg condition W=Wm1

Since in the field, the bolts should be tensioned to meet the most sever condition, ie. max of (Wa, Wm1 and Wm2).

That once the section of equipment is operating, would HG = Max(Wa,Wm1,Wm2)-H better represent the load in the bolts?

### RE: Compress - ASME Sec VIII Div 1 - Appendix 2 Flange Stress Calculations

ASME code is for design only. The design bolt load does not represent the highest bolt load in most severe condition. See Appendix S of the code for discussions.

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