How To Avoid A Pressure Vessel Explosion!

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Aug 15, 2019 3:41:00 PM


Pressure vessels are specifically designed and manufactured to carry heavy loads of liquids and substances under pressure. These substances can be toxic, hazardous and/or corrosive, so they need to be handled with extreme care. When incidents do arise, the consequences can be quite literally explosive. Appropriate measures must be taken to eliminate the risk of critical failure as far as possible.

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Why Do Key Pressure Vessel Components Matter?

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Jul 15, 2019 9:51:26 AM

 

 

No matter their size, pressure vessels share a standard design template that allows them to effectively regulate pressure and temperature, and carry out a range of functions. A number of important internal and external components are present in each pressure vessel design. This article briefly explains the more common components in turn and the role it plays.

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A Quick Guide To Pressure Vessel Inspections & Maintenance

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Jun 25, 2019 10:14:17 AM


Pressure vessel design has to take into account a wide range of factors, maintenance being one of the most important. Most pressure vessels are designed for long-term use, meaning that servicing should be factored into the lifetime cost of the vessel. These costs can be reduced by designing a pressure vessel for easy access for maintenance, cleaning and repairs. In the UK, the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR) oblige operators to carry out scheduled inspections of their pressure vessels to ensure they are safe and in good working order.

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Hinckley Point Nuclear Power Plant Underway!

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Feb 16, 2019 3:00:00 PM

For our team of engineers at Vessco, one of the most exciting developments of the past year was our successful tender to supply pressure vessels to the Hinckley Point Nuclear Power Plant.

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Vessco Attains New Fit 4 Nuclear Accreditation

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Jan 24, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Health and safety are essential for any pressurised vessel or pressure system, but in no sector is this more critical than nuclear power generation. Pressure vessels, drums and storage tanks in nuclear facilities operate in the most hostile environment on the planet. The consequences of component failure in such circumstances are catastrophic, so an especially robust, precautionary approach must be taken to design and manufacture when building nuclear applications.

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How To Comply With Pressure Relief Regulations

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Aug 16, 2018 3:49:30 PM

Pressure vessels are potentially dangerous units and are subject to a range of safety regulations – particularly governing pressure relief. The following regulations apply to all pressure vessels used in the UK and the EU. Other regulations may apply to vessels sited in other jurisdictions, so for such jurisdictions we recommend you speak with one of our design engineers to ensure compliance before you proceed with a design.

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How To Incorporate Fire & Explosion Safety Into Your Pressure Vessel Design

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Jun 29, 2018 11:27:00 AM

Fire exposure poses a severe safety risk to pressure vessels, especially those used with hydrocarbons or volatile liquids. When exposed to an extensive fire, a vessel runs the risk of major damage and in some cases, explosion. This can cause fatal injuries to operators, as well as catastrophic damage to property. To mitigate against this risk, some pressure vessels require emergency depressurisation to be built into their design, in case of a major fire, as well as fire safe precautions to guard the vessel against minor fire damage.

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The Effect Of Location On Pressure Vessel Design

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Apr 23, 2018 5:24:57 PM

 

Pressure vessels are installed in many different settings, owing to their demand in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, research, power generation, oil & gas, and storage among many others. Pressure vessels despite their robust construction, can be very sensitive to environmental factors arising from location. It is imperative that pressure vessel manufacturers and owners are aware of the site environmental and physical conditions and take these into consideration during the design phase. Occasionally a pressure vessel might be relocated and as far as possible the new environmental and physical situation must be assessed.

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How To Prevent Corrosion & Erosion In Industrial Pressure Vessels

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Jan 30, 2018 2:30:00 PM

A pressure vessel is ideally designed to hold liquids and gases at a much higher pressure than the normal atmospheric pressure. Industrial pressure vessels can be extremely large and pose the threat of fatal accidents. Therefore, the design of pressure vessels is strongly regulated around the world, especially in high-risk industries. Corrosion can be a real problem in industrial pressure vessels; affecting its performance and compromising the strength of its outer shell, which can pose a health and safety risk.

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Why Your Pressure Vessel Design Should Mitigate Against External Loading

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Jan 23, 2018 1:15:00 PM

Pressure fabrication is a key part of pressure related engineering. Many of the devices fabricated in the industry work with the concept of establishing stable systems of varying pressures by means of strong and reliable metallic bodies.

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