Accession Number:

ADA190935

Title:

A Guide for Recertification of Ground Based Pressure Vessels and Liquid Holding Tanks

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Oct 1986-15 Dec 1987

Corporate Author:

GENERAL PHYSICS CORP SAN DIEGO CA ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPT

Report Date:

1987-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

This guideline supports the USAF recertification requirements contained in the Standard General Requirements for Safe Design and Operation of Pressurized Missile and Space Systems, MIL-STD-1522. In addition, this guideline has wide applicability to vessels containing high pressure gases, cryogenics, hypergolics, or other hazardous fluids. The overall objective of this guideline is to present a step-by-step methodology designed to evaluate the current condition of vessels which have been in operation for a number of years in a wide variety of service environments. The methodology presented addressed four major areas which may be the root cause of service-related failures 1 corrosion, 2 stress and fatigue, 3 design, fabrication, and installation, and 4 operation and maintenance. The methodology for recertification of vessels and tanks is divided into five phases 1 documentation retrieval and review, 2 engineering assessment, 3 inspection and test planning, 4 inspection and test implementation, and 5 safe-life evaluation and inservice inspection plan initiation. Keywords Pressure vessels, Certification, Recertification, Residual life assessment, Failure prevention, Nondestructive testing.

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE