Stress Intensity Factor (SIF), Flexibility Factor: ASME B31.3 vs ASME B31J

A piping system consists of many different components such as bends, elbows, reducers, tees, valves, and flanges. However, in the stress analysis these various components idealize into two types of

Piping Elbow or Bend SIF (Stress Intensification Factor)

What is Stress Intensification Factor or SIF? The term SIF (Stress Intensification Factor) is too confusing for many of the piping engineers. That’s why the following article is taken to

How to use ASME B31J-2017 and FEM for SIF and k-factors for Stress Analysis

How to use ASME B31J SIF and k-factors in PASS/START-PROF For a long time, there was a need for a standard method to develop stress intensification factors (SIFs or i-factors)

Hazardous Area- Theory, Classification and Equipment selection: A short presentation

What is a hazardous area? An area in which an explosive gas atmosphere is present, or maybe expected to be present, in quantities such as to require special precautions for

Importance & Impact of Stress Intensification Factor (SIF): A Presentation

Stress Intensification Factor Meaning As per Code ASME Section III, Stress Intensification Factor or SIF is defined as the Fatigue Correlation Factors that compare the fatigue life of Piping Components