Accession Number : ADA310038

Title :   ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code: Section X. Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels. Addenda.

Corporate Author : AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS NEW YORK

PDF Url : ADA310038

Report Date : 15 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : Section X establishes the minimum requirements for the construction of fiberglass-reinforced thermosetting plastic pressure vessels for general service, sets limitations on the permissible service conditions, and defines the types of vessels to which its rules are not applicable. To insure that vessels constructed according to these rules will be capable of safely with-standing the operating conditions specified by the User, this Section: (1) Gives minimum requirements for the materials of construction; (2) Suggests nonmandatory design procedures; (3) Defines the general methods of fabrication which may be used; (4) Limits the types of end closures, connections and attachments which may be employed and the means used to join them to the vessels; (5) Stipulates the procedures to be used in proving that prototype vessels can safely with-stand specified operating conditions; (6) Establishes rules under which fabricating procedures used for manufacturing both prototype and production vessels are qualified and defines what deviations from such procedures necessitate requalification; (7) Sets forth in-process test requirements to insure that no essential variation in qualified fabrication procedures has occurred; (8) Establishes rules for acceptance testing inspection and reporting; (9) Gives requirements for stamping and marking.

Descriptors :   *FIBERGLASS, *PRESSURE VESSELS, *BOILERS, *THERMOSETTING PLASTICS, *GLASS REINFORCED PLASTICS, FATIGUE LIFE, LAMINATES, FABRICATION, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), LININGS, SAFETY, DESIGN CRITERIA, ADHESIVE BONDING, HIGH PRESSURE VALVES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE