Pressure Vessel and Stacks Field Repair Manual

Pressure Vessel and Stacks Field Repair Manual, 1st Edition

Pressure Vessel and Stacks Field Repair Manual, 1st Edition,Keith Escoe,ISBN9780750687669






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Compreshensvie guide to lifting and repairing Pressure Vessels

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Key Features

Lifting and tailing devices
An overview of rigging equipment
Inspection and repair tips
Guidelines for column internals
Tables and pressure vessel calculations, and code formulas.


Written from the practitioner's perspective, this book is designed as a companion for engineers who are working in the field and faced with various problems related to pressure vessels and stacks, such as: modification, retrofitting existing pressure vessels or stacks to either enhance process capability, lift, move or replace damaged equipment. This makes the book a valuable guide for new engineers who need to develop a feel for these types of operations or more experienced engineers who wish to acquire more useful tips, this handy manual provides the readers with rules of thumbs and tips to mitigate or remediate problems which can occur on a daily bases.

Because of their size, complexity, or hazardous contents, pressure vessels and stacks require the highest level of expertise in determining their fitness for service after these operations. Care must be taken in installation / removal of the vessel to avoid damage to the shell. Damage to the shell can result in catastrophic failure and possible injury to personnel. The book will cover topics such as: lifting and tailing devices; an overview of rigging equipment; safety consideration; inspection and repair tips; methods to avoid dynamic resonance in pressure vessels and stacks; wind loads and how to apply them for various applications and assessment guidelines for column internals, tables and pressure vessel calculations, and code formulas.

The examples in the book are actual field applications based on 40+ years of experience from various parts of the world and are written from a view to enhance field operations. In many parts of the world, often in remote locations, these methods were applied to repair pressure vessels and stacks. These problems will still continue to happen, so there is a need to know how to address them. This book is to present assessments and techniques and methods for the repair of pressure vessels and stacks for field applications. Also the book is to be a repair manual for easy use for mechanical engineers, civil-structural engineers, plant operators, maintenance engineers, plant engineers and inspectors, materials specialists, consultants, and academicians.


Chemical Process Designers
Plant Operations/Production Engineers
Process Engineering/Design & Development Engineers
Tanks/Vessels/Reactors Engineers
Maintenance Equipment & Service Managers
Construction operators

Keith Escoe

A. Keith Escoe, P.E., has worked in the chemical process, oil refining, and pipeline industries for thirty two years all over the world. His experience includes South America, the North America, and the Middle East. He is retired from Saudi Aramco in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he was an engineering specialist. He is currently an international consultant. The author of many technical papers and books, Mr. Escoe has a B.S. in Mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, an MBA from the University of Arkansas and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

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International Consultant, Houston, TX, USA

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Pressure Vessel and Stacks Field Repair Manual, 1st Edition

Chapter 1: System of Units
Chapter 2: Handy Pressure Vessel Formulas
Chapter 3: Dynamic Response of Pressure Vessel and Stacks
Chapter 4: Wind Loadings on Pressure Vessels and Stacks
Chapter 5: Assessment of Pressure Vessel Internals
Chapter 6: Safety Considerations for Lifting and Rigging
Chapter 7: Lifting and Tail Attachments
Chapter 8: Assessing Weld Attachments
Chapter 9: Rigging Devices
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