Stress Classification in Pressure Vessels and Piping as per ASME B31 and BPVC Codes

In this article, We will learn the stress classifications as per ASME B31 and ASME BPVC codes in details. Stress Classification in ASME B31 For performing stress Analysis while designing

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)