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Definition of Terms Related to PRESSURE
Display problem ? Click HERE A simple question always asked and debated by many engineers. What is the different between the following terms ? Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP) Design Pressure (PD) Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) Maximum Operating Pressure (PO,Max) Normal Operating Pressure (PO) Minimum Operating Pressure (PO,Min) Minimum Allowable Operating Pressure (MinAOP) Recommended : - Subscribe FREE - Chemical Processing - Tips on Succession in FREE Subscription A mechanical engineer may have different understanding than a process engineer. A process engineer from an organization may have slightly different understanding than a process engineer from another organization. A process engineer educated and/or practising engineering in a country i.e China may have different interpretation than another process engineer educated and / or practising engineering in another country i.e. USA, UK, etc. This always creates a lot of confusion, unnecessary argument and rework. In worst event could lead to hazard. Thus, first far most important thing is to define correctly the meaning of each terms so that everyone have same understanding. Following are the simple definition of above mentioned terms. Whenever a post contains one or more of these terms, the following shall be referred. Normal Operating Pressure (PO) - System pressure as expected to be operated at during normal operation throughout the design life of the system . Maximum Operating Pressure (PO, Max) - Maximum system pressure as expected during normal operation, may occur in some process transient period or different operating mode or campaigns and it built into the design to cater for any uncertainties due to start-up, fouled, decayed, etc. It provides some level of flexibility for a proper operation of the system throughout the entire life of the system. Minimum Operating Pressure (PO, Min) - Minimum system pressure as expected during normal operation, may occur in some process transient period or different operating mode or campaigns and it built into the design to cater for any uncertainties due to start-up, fouled, decayed, etc. It provides some level of flexibility for a proper operation of the system throughout the entire life of the system. Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) - Maximum system pressure that can be allowed to ensure a proper operation of an a device or system . Minimum Allowable Operating Pressure (MinAOP) - Minimum system pressure that can be allowed to ensure a proper operation of an a device or system . Design Pressure (PD) - A pressure chosen / specified (normally chosen by process engineer) to have certain margin (i.e. 10%) above the PO,Max (or MAOP). It is a maximum pressure in the system that : - is NOT expected during normal operation - may only occur during emergency situation such as fire, loss of utilities, valve failure, any abnormal operation corresponding to a short duration, mal-operation, etc Design pressure becomes MINIMUM pressure that can be hold by any components within the system without mechanical failure . It is used to define the minimum MAWP of components within the system. For example, design pressure is used to calculate minimum vessel wall thickness. Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP) - A maximum gauge pressure permissible by a equipment / device (at coincident temperature specified for that pressure) and is governed by code i.e. ASME, JIS, GB, etc

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Mechanical engineer has decided to provide 8. NY . Just for illustration only. the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) defines PS as "Maximum allowable pressure PS means the maximum pressure for which the equipment is designed.com/2008/11/definition-of-terms-related-t. The system is designed for 11 barg as specified by the process designer.GE Transportation 10 users online Archives April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 www." I would tend to think it corresponds to the MAWP.com February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 Related Posts Several Strategies To Minimize Relief Capacity in Back-Flow Scenario Only Consider Non-Recoverable Losses in PSV Inlet Line Loss Determination How to Resolve Issue with PSV Inlet Line Loss Exceeded 3% of Set pressure Concerns & Recommendations on PSV INLET line Few Concerns & Recommendations of PSV Discharge Tail pipe Relate PSV Relieving Flow to Stamped Capacity Labels: Design. A conventional spring loaded pressure relief valve (PRV) is provided to protect the vessel from overpressure..) Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP) = 12 barg Design Pressure (PD) = 11 barg Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) = 10 barg (~90% of 11 barg) Maximum Operating Pressure (PO.Syngenta Chemical & Materials Process Engineer Schenectady.Chemical & Process Technology: Definition of Terms Related to PRE. (Note : all parameters have been selected arbitrary.8 barg... 2008 at 4:51 PM August 2010 September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2011 July 2012 August 2012 1 Comments: Anonymous said. This post is a very helpful summary! Thanks! Post a Comment Let us know your opinion !!! You can use some HTML tags..Max) = 8 barg Normal Operating Pressure (PO) = 7 barg Minimum Operating Pressure (PO. MinAOP <= PO.Monsanto Lead Chemical Process Engineer Morristown.Min <= PO <= PO. · Lead. MO . Overpressure Protection May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 Process engineer jobs January 2009 February 2009 Process Automation Engineer Emerson Process Management . the total required wall thickness is 7. http://webwormcpt. 2:32 PM December 2009 January 2010 --> February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010 In europe.QDVision Process/Chemical Engineer Job Houston.. Emerson Process Management more jobs » March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 jobs by October 2009 November 2009 posted by Webworm. It is defined at a location specified by the manufacturer. NJ . The minimum wall thickness required for 11 barg is 6.. Could you please clarify? November 16.27 mm. such as <b>.. TX . TX As a Process Automation Engineer you will be. The system would trip under Low-Low pressure of 5 barg to allow sufficient instrument air volume for safe operation of some critical valve during shutdown.5 mm corrosion allowance as specified by process engineer. This must be the location of connection of protective and/or limiting devices or the top of equipment or if not appropriate any point specified. Louis. as specified by the manufacturer... I was then wondering what would be the equivalent term of PS in the United States.blogspot. <a> 2 of 3 3/18/2013 9:38 PM ..Max < MAOP < PD <= MAWP Example : A pressure vessel contains instrument air is normally operate between 6 ..Austin.77 mm. But PED also states that design pressure is higher that that PS. <i>. MA .Honeywell Chemical Process Engineer Lexington.Min) = 6 barg Minimum Allowable Operating Pressure (MinAOP) = 5 barg Recommended Jobs Chemical Process Engineer St.indeed.0 mm as wall thickness which correspondence to 12 barg.. plus 1. In many cases. · Work with customer’s process engineers to write functional requirements. quoting of projects.

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