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Process Piping: The Complete Guide to ASME B31.3, Fourth Edition

By
Charles Becht, IV
Charles Becht, IV
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ISBN:
9780791883792
No. of Pages:
318
Publisher:
ASME
Publication date:
2021

The allowable stress for thermal expansion and other deformation-induced stresses is substantially higher than for sustained loads. This is due to the difference between load-controlled conditions, such as weight and pressure, and deformation-controlled conditions, such as thermal expansion or end displacements (e.g., due to thermal expansion of attached equipment).

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