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Establishing Fracture Mechanics Based on Minimum Allowable Temperatures for Low-Temperature Applications of ASME B31.3

Authors: Seetha Ramudu Kummari, Ph.D., P.E.; Kraig S. Shipley, P.E.

Although rare, the consequences of brittle fracture are typically catastrophic, and preventing brittle fracture is essential when establishing fixed equipment life-cycle management strategies. This article discusses E2G’s proprietary Level 1 and Level 2 procedures for establishing minimum allowable temperatures (MATs) for low-temperature applications of ASME B31.3 piping.

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Fitness-for-Service for Aboveground Storage Tanks

Author: Katelyn J. Gustoff

This article explores applying the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 (API 579) FFS standard to aboveground storage tanks and shares several case studies to illustrate how FFS techniques can help you make informed run-repair-replace decisions for a facility’s storage tanks.

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