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# SIZING METHOD

FREQUENCY ANALYSIS
A. NATURAL FREQUENCY
B. STROUHALL FREQUENCY
C. MAGNIFICATION FACTOR
Note : Satisfactory if r <= 0.8
STRESS ANALYSIS
A. MAXIMUM PRESSURE
B. MAXIMUM STRESS LENGTH
Where:
Lmax : Maximum value of U for a given service, Inch.
K1, K2, K3 : Stress constant obtain from ASME PTC. 19.3.74
FM : Magnification factor, dimensionless
r : Frequency ratio
v : Specific volume of fluid, ft3/lb.
E : Modulus of elasticity of well material at use temperature, Psi. - Refer to Attachment 1
: Specific weight of well material at use temperature, Psi. - Refer to Attachment 1
Note: satisfactory, if P
max
> P
operation
P : Maximum allowable static pressure, Psi.
S : Allowable stress for material at use temperature, Psi.
Po : Static operating gauge pressure, Psi.
Kf : A constant obtain from ASME PTC 19.3.74, Table 1.4
fw : Wake frequency, cycles per second.
fn : Natural frequency of the well at use temperature, cycles per second
U : Length of well, Inch (Refer to thermowell sketch at calculation sheet).
V : Fluid velocity, fps.
T : Diameter at tip, Inch

E
U
Kf
fn
2

T
V
f w 64 . 2
fn
fw
r
2
2
1 r
r
FM

FM
P K S v
V
K
L

1
) 3 ( 2
max

S K P 1 max
FLUID DATA CONSTANTS
Liquid K
f
2.08
T 180 82 K
1
0.412
P 1635 111.2 K
2
37.500
v 0.6510 K
3
0.116
V 8.2 2
WELL DATA fn 320 Hz
L 8.00 203.2 fw 35 Hz
D 0.250 6.4 r 0.11
B 0.625 15.9 Fm 0.01
A 1.5 38.1 P 12360 841 psi
y 0.286 Lmax 634 16106 inch
E 3E+07 1.9E+06
S 30000 2040.8
NOTES
1: Minimum root diameter = 0.8125 20.6375 inch 5: Frequency ratio status: Satisfactory
2: Minimum tip diameter = 0.625 15.875 inch 6: Operating pressure status: Satisfactory
3: Minimum bore diameter = 0.254 6.4516 inch 7: Thermowell Length Status: Satisfactory
4: Maximum bore diameter = 0.262 6.6548 inch 8:
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Thermowell Wake Frequency and Stress Calculation
per ASME PTC 19.3
fps
Natural Frequecy @ T

Operating Pressure psi
CALCULATIONS
Client:
P&ID No.
Line No.
Operating Temp F
Fluid
Project:
Specific Volume @ T ft
3
/lb
Velocity
Thermowell Length inch Strouhal Frequency
Max Pressure
Bore Diameter inch Frequency Ratio
Tip Diameter inch Magnification Factor
psi
Root Diameter inch
Max Length (r=.8) Specific Weight @ T lb/in
3
These calculations are performed according to the requirements of ASME PTC 19.3. The result of this calculation shall be
considered as a guide only. The final result of the calculation shall be confirmed by selected Vendor at detail engineering
phase.
Mod of Elasticity @ T psi
Allowable Stress @ T