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How to Predict Thermal Hydraulic Loads on Pressure Vessels and Piping

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When a vessel, pipe, or other component fails in a fluid transport or storage system, a thermal-hydraulic load probably exceeded design limits. Excessive pressure change, fluid acceleration, water hammer, or rapid energy transfer mechanisms are often the cause. Such problems can be avoided if an engineer correctly anticipates the magnitude and time response of the loads that could occur. This course summarizes numerous thermal-hydraulic loads which can be exerted on vessels, pipes, components, and structures. It provides a greater awareness of thermal-hydraulic loads, demonstrates how to use a variety of hand-out tools for estimating load characteristics, and instills confidence in making either reasonable bounding estimates or rigorous predictions of loads.

Participants receive a comprehensive course notebook, which includes a “tool-kit” complete with tables, graphs, rules-of-thumb, useful formulations for estimating thermal-hyrdraulic loads for a range of applications, example problems, exercises, and a reference textbook useful for advanced self-study.

You Will Learn To

  • Explain how to anticipate steady and unsteady thermal-hydraulic loading phenomena in the design or modification of vessel, piping and component systems
  • Estimate dominant characteristics of thermal-hydraulic forces
  • Describe how to avoid or mitigate unwanted forces by selecting appropriate design parameters or restructuring a procedure

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for engineers; technical and project managers; and engineering instructors who want to upgrade their understanding of thermal-hydraulic phenomena and associated loads. The content is suited for those whose business or professional interests involve pressure vessels, piping, and thermofluid system components, as well as researchers and inventors, who are constantly searching for new ideas to help improve components and processes. A degree in engineering, engineering science, physics, or other scientific discipline is recommended.

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