What is Soil Corrosion

Soil to Air Interface – Zone of Corrosion on API 570 Piping; The area where the pipelines fall underground, or soil-to-air interface, is the area that has a high chance of external corrosion if Wrapping or Coating is damaged. Due to the difference in temperature, humidity and oxygen in the area, the API 570 stipulates that 6 inches above and 12 inches below the soil surface is the Soil-to-air Interface zone that should be Reviewed. Inspection of Soil-to-air Interface for Underground Piping;  For example, to monitor underground pipes ( Underground, Piping) in a pipe underground or Soil-to-air Interface by digging tube down … Continue reading What is Soil Corrosion

ASME B16.5 Flange Marking Explanation

ASME B16.5 Flange Marking;  Marking (Stamp) on the flange according to the requirements of the AMSE B16.5 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings Standard must include the size of the Flange, Flange Rating Class, the symbol “B16” or “B16.5”, Material Specification, and Manufacturer’s name. 1: Size of Flange (NPS), Ex. 4″; See: PIPING/TUBING CONFIGURATIONS 2: Class of Flange, Ex. 150, 300, 600; See: FITTING PRESSURE RATING CLASS 4: Standard, Ex. B16 or B16.5 5: Material specification, Ex. SA A182 F304/304L; See: ASME B16.5 FLANGE MATERIAL GROUP Others: 6. Heat No, Ex: CR47 7. Trade Mark, Ex: CE, KOR, VN ect., Continue reading ASME B16.5 Flange Marking Explanation

What is PRV Set Pressure Tolerance

PRV – Set Pressure Tolerances per ASME Section I;  Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) is designed to be opened to release pressure (Relief Overpressure) at Set Pressure is set, which follows the Requirement of ASME Section I Power Boiler to Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) is a deviation ( of Tolerance) of Opening. Pressure from Set Pressure not exceeding the value in the table divided by Set Pressure of the PRV. Refer to: What is PRV pop test? (Popping test) Beside this term, there’s Blowdown and Overpressure Tolerance for PRV testing: Refer to: What is PRV blowdown? Continue reading What is PRV Set Pressure Tolerance

What is Backpressure testing of PRV?

PRV Backpressure Testing; Speaking of PRV testing, everyone knows (1) Pop Test or Set Pressure Test. It is a test whether PRV can open at Inlet Pressure as set and or (2) Seat Tightness Test, which we call Leak Test, which is the test of leakage between Disc and Seat of PRV after Pop Test. But for Closed Bonnet PRV in a closed system and does not require Fluid is leaking to the outside (Discharge to Closed System) must be made Backpressure Test on Requirement of ASME BPVC Section VIII, Div.1 The Backpressure Test is a compressed air or gas at a pressure of at least 2 bars. Go from the outlet side of the PRV to see if the Body, Bonet, Bellow, including Gasketed Joint and Connection are leak or not. Which we will use soapy water to … Continue reading What is Backpressure testing of PRV?

What is Profile Radiographic Test

Profile RT – U Tubes of Heat Exchanger;  For example, Profile RT (Digital) of the U Tubes ( -Heat Exchanger, ), which can be viewed Profile thickness Tube and Profile of Corrosion happens inside Tube Profile RT – Vent Nozzle of Acid Storage Vessel;  Example of Profile RT (Digital) of Vent nozzle of Sulfuric acid storage vessel which can see profile of nozzle thickness and profile of corrosion occurring within the nozzle . Profile RT – Socket Weld Gap; For Socket Weld of Piping, ASME Standard will require Gap , approximately 1.5 mm. This can be checked by the Profile RT (Digital) which made Profile RT can also be used to view a Profile of the thickness of the pipes, In. Service is also possible Profile RT for CUI Inspection ; Today share a Case Study, using Profile RT for monitoring Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) by shooting rays through Insulation occupies Pipe Fitting … Continue reading What is Profile Radiographic Test

How to inspect steam trap on piping system

Steam Trap Inspection – Visual and Sound Summary for relieve open system; To check the Steam Trap, an Open System by observing ( the Visual ) function and sound ( A Sound) to indicate a malfunction of Steam Trap or not. Steam Trap Inspection – Visual;  Visual inspection of the steam trap is by looking at the external conditions to see if the steam trap has leaks at various points or not. Second, observe the behavior of the steam trap, which can indicate problems with the steam trap , such as lack of ventilation. Condensate water , large amounts of steam flow out of the steam trap, while the steam trap is closed, live steam ejects, etc Steam Trap Inspection – Overview; Monitoring Steam Trap to determine … Continue reading How to inspect steam trap on piping system

Steam Trap – Bimetallic type

Steam Trap – Bimetallic;  The Bimetallic Steam Trap uses the Thermostatic principle of the unequal expansion of two metals (Bimetallic) at high temperatures to open and close the Condensate drain valve . When high-temperature Steam comes in, the Bimetal disk will heat and bend. Causes the stem to move upwards to close the valve, but if condensate water gets trapped in a steam trap , the condensate ‘s water temperature will gradually decrease until the Bimetal disk comes back straight and causes the stem to slide down to open Valve. Continue reading Steam Trap – Bimetallic type

Pressure Level Relationships chart

PRV – Pressure Level Relationships;  The relationship between the pressure levels of the Pressure Relief Valves (PRVs) on the left side and the pressure on the right side of the system. See What is Set pressure: What is Cold Differential Test Pressure (CDTP) See What is Set pressure/ Accumulation Pressure: What is accumulation pressure of PRV, PSV? See What is MAWP: What is MAWP of pressure vessel (ASME VIII) See What is Popping test: What is PRV pop test? (Popping test) See What is Blowdown: What is PRV blowdown? See What is Simmer phenomena: What is simmer of valve (PRV/PSV)? See What is MAWP: What is … Continue reading Pressure Level Relationships chart

What is Cold Differential Test Pressure (CDTP)

PRV – Cold Differential Test Pressure;  The Cold Differential Test Pressure (CDTP) of the Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) is a set pressure that is adjusted to be used for the PRV (Bench Testing). Because in actual use conditions, the PRV may be affected by the Backpressure. And the operating temperature. Therefore, when testing at room temperature and without backpressure, it is necessary to adjust the set pressure to compensate for these factors. In other words, the shop test pressure = CDTP. PRV – Cold Differential Test Pressure (Example 1);  An example of a Cold Differential Test Pressure (CDTP) with a backpressure (superimposed) effect. In this case, CDTP is equal to Set Pressure minus Backpressure. Refer to: What … Continue reading What is Cold Differential Test Pressure (CDTP)