Mandeep Singh
Executive Manager, Product Development

Adding Flexibility in Piping Systems

Assuring sufficient flexibility is the basis for most pipe stress analysis. Piping systems are rather unique structures – they must be stiff enough to contain high pressure and prevent collapse, but they must also be flexible enough to avoid trouble with fatigue failure and equipment overload.
One way to meet the demands of thermal strain on the system is the addition of an expansion loop. CAESAR II offers a unique feature that helps the engineer to size the expansion loop to meet selected criteria – expansion stress range or equipment load.
Nearly 300 of you attended our latest CAESAR II Webinar, Effective Techniques for Adding Flexibility in Piping Systems. This webinar covered the Optimization Wizard found in the CAESAR II Input Processor and how it offers increased flexibility for users’ piping systems.

I think you will find it interesting to see the live voting results from some poll questions presented during this webinar.

1.    Most systems that require my modification for thermal strain focus on:

34%    Systems connected to vessel nozzles
32%    Systems connected to rotating equipment
17%    General piping
16%    No distinction
2.    How much of your workday do you spend making design/layout modifications to address thermal strain?
20%    Less than 5%
24%    5 to 10%
33%    11 to 30%
16%    31 to 50%
7%      More than 50%
3.     Based on what you learned today, will you use CAESAR II Loop Wizard?
71%    Yes, I will definitely try it next time I design loops
24%    I might try it
5%    I think I can design loops quicker manually
See for yourself why the overwhelming majority said they would try the CAESAR II Loop Wizard the next time they design loops. View the recorded webinar.

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Vol.2 | Issue 8 | August 2015
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