0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Guidelines for MACA: The Optimization of Corrosion Allowance

[+] Author Affiliations
Jaan Taagepera, Craig Boyak

Chevron Energy Technology Co., Richmond, CA

Paper No. PVP2016-63075, pp. V003T03A031; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/PVP2016-63075
From:
  • ASME 2016 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 3: Design and Analysis
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 17–21, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5039-8
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME

abstract

Excess capacity in the design of a pressure vessel can be recognized in a maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP). This pressure value is the result of the calculations for minimum thickness, in the new condition, being rounded up to the next nominal plate thickness and then working the formulae to establish limiting pressure based on the actual thickness used.

Another variable which may be optimized is the design temperature. Raising the design temperature tends to result in a reduced allowable stress. Once a plate thickness has been determined, the necessary allowable stress can be back calculated. From this allowable stress, an optimized design temperature can be determined.

Excess capacity can also be recognized in the form of increased corrosion allowance or MACA, the Maximum Allowable Corrosion Allowance. This is particularly helpful in the maintenance and inspection realms where life extension or unexpected thinning can force an unplanned shutdown of the unit, a fitness for service evaluation, or repair once the specified corrosion allowance is exhausted.

This paper presents a set of guidelines or rules for establishing a MACA based optimization for the design of new pressure vessels.

Copyright © 2016 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In