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Why CheckStress? 
Designers route piping systems mostly considering  Space constraints  Constructability  Operability  Reparability  Stress Engineers check stress and suggest layout changes  Designers reroute and Stress Engineers check again and this iteration goes on ³back & forth´

designers need a product to ³check stress´ at design stage .Why CheckStress? (continued)  Nowadays. pressure and temperature are going up to increase plant production and efficiency  Increased pressure increases pipe wall thickness  Increased wall thickness increases pipe stiffness  Increased pipe stiffness increases thermal stresses and nozzle loads  So.

yellow. green. properties. orange and red)  Thermal deflected shape  Weight deflected shape  Operating load deflected shape . green.What CheckStress Does  Reads piping geometry. orange and red)  Weight stress contours (blue. yellow. pressure & temperature  Performs stress analysis & plots  Thermal stress contours (blue.

Constant Support Hangers ‡ Rod Hangers & Resting Supports .What Designers Should Do Avoid orange and red in stress contour plots  To do this in thermal stresses  Make piping flexible by: ‡ Adding pipe bends and loops ‡ Placing intermediate anchors ‡ Placing axial restraints  To do this in weight stresses  Support piping system vertically by: ‡ Spring Hangers.

Hangers. . pipe section and material properties  Uses temperature and pressure assigned at Branch level for carrying out piping stress analysis  Can include different branches stored under different PIPE hierarchy to carry out stress check  Reads pipe support details from 3D Plant Design and creates Supports.What is CheckStress? CheckStress Features  Reads piping geometry. Guides. CAESAR-II input file generation optional. etc. Operating and Expansion load cases  Generates CAEPIPE input file. in CheckStress  Enables piping code compliance by displaying stress ratio contour plots for Sustained (weight + pressure) and Expansion load cases  Assists in locating hangers and supports by showing deflected shapes for Sustained.

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Sustained (weight + pressure) Load Case .Expansion Load Case and .Demo on CheckStress From the previous video Piping overstressed for .

Demo on CheckStress Revising 3D model To reduce Expansion stresses. added loops to make piping more flexible .

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Demo on CheckStress From video for revised layout Expansion Case is NOT overstressed But. . Sustained Case still is.

added a few vertical supports .Demo on CheckStress Revising 3D model again To reduce Sustained stresses.

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Demo on CheckStress From revised layout video (supports) Piping is NOT overstressed for .Expansion Case.Sustained Case . nor for .

Demo on CheckStress Conclusion HUGE Time Savings during design stage by Designers arriving at a code-compliant layout without the Stress engineer¶s involvement Multiple iterations departments avoided between Design and Stress .

Sustained Stresses .After the first level stress check using CheckStress Detailed Stress Analysis in CAEPIPE Analysis options modified Thermal anchor movements added Seismic load added Analyze and review reports for .Support Loads .Frequencies Converting using KP2CII Convert into CAESAR II model using KP2CII Compare CAEPIPE and CAESAR II results .Expansion Stresses .Occasional Stresses .

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