Sweco Fab, designed and fabricated a high pressure knock-out drum for a refining company in El Paso, Texas. The pressure vessel was designed according to ASME Section VIII Div. 1 codes with an overall height of 351″ and inside drum diameter of 48″. Its main application is to separate the vapor and liquid in the refining process. It contains a fire proofing skirt and a stainless steel demister pad that aids the separation process. The shell is fabricated from 3/8″ thick SA516 Grade 70 carbon steel, and the forge fittings are fabricated from SA105 carbon steel. The knock out drum has an operation temperature of 450°F at 125 psig, and underwent radiography, dye penetrant and hydro-tests before it was shipped.
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Compact Spring Support Webinar
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023 - Register for 10:00 am OR 2:00 pm
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Live Webinars are 1 PE/PDH Credit for TX Professional Engineers
The Compact Spring Support Presentation was presented by DST and covered key objectives, background and leading industry problems related to process equipment nozzels (both rotating and non-rotating equipment). It reviewed the challenges involved in design and analysis of piping with respect to process equipment nozzles. This presentation also discussed the types of chronic problems and failures related to process equipment nozzles and present (or introduce) the Compact Spring Support as a solution. During the presentation, the DST team explained why chronic problems with process equipment exist, describing current design practices as they relate to industry code standards and how the Compact Spring Support addresses these problems directly and effectively. It also took a quick look at DST technical data and sizing program.
June 8th: U.S. Bellows 101 - The Basics of Expansion Joints 10:00 am
June 22nd: Constant Spring Supports Design and Application Webinar 10:00 am OR 2:00 pm
June 29th: Pipe Support Field Inspection, Installation and Maintenance Webinar 10:00 am OR 2:00 pm
Piping Design and Analysis Influence on Pipe Support Selection and Design
Surveying a piping system? Need to change a current system?
This course is also great for…
• New Engineers, Management and Operations
• Field, Process, Maintenance and New Engineers
• Piping and Piping System Designers and/or Instructors
*This online course is approved for 8 hrs. P.E. Credits