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# STRESS ANALYSIS OF PIPING SYSTEMS

## STRESS ANALYSIS OF PIPING SYSTEMS

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FIGURE B4.5c Flexibility and stress intensification factors (Do/tn 100). (Figure NC-3673.2(b)1, Section III, Division 1, ASME B & PV Code, 1998. Courtesy of ASME.)

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## GENERIC DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

FIGURE B4.5c (Continued) Flexibility and stress intensification factors (Do/tn 100). (Figure
NC-3673.2(b)-1, Section III, Division 1, ASME B & PV Code, 1998. Courtesy of ASME.)

## configurations. If the half-coupling rating is not known, assume a Class 3000

half-coupling, since this will give the more conservative value.
c. Sweepolets. For branch:

(B4.17)

## STRESS ANALYSIS OF PIPING SYSTEMS

STRESS ANALYSIS OF PIPING SYSTEMS

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FIGURE B4.5c (Continued) Flexibility and stress intensification factors (Do/tn 100). (Figure
NC-3673.2(b)-1, Section III, Division 1, ASME B & PV Code, 1998. Courtesy of ASME.)

For run:

(B4.18)

(B4.19)
where F1 =
=
F2 =
Fs =
R=

## F2 = 1.0 for flush or dressed insert welds

1.6 for as-welded insert welds
(0.5 + r/R), but not less than 1.0 for as-welded insert welds
1 + 0.05(r - 3), but not less than 1.0
mean radius of run pipe, in

## STRESS ANALYSIS OF PIPING SYSTEMS

GENERIC DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

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TABLE B4.3a SIFs for Typical Weldolet Branch Connections (Run Pipe
Size: NPS 1 or DN 40)

1 in = 25.4 mm

## r = mean radius of branch pipe, in

T = nominal wall thickness of run pipe, in
t = nominal wall thickness of branch pipe, in
If a more detailed analysis is desirable, see Ref. 5 for the equations to be
used for moment separation.
d. Lateral branch connections (45).6,7 For rb/r > 0.5,

(B4.20)

TABLE B4.3b SIFs for Typical Weldolet Branch Connections (Run Pipe
Size: NPS 2 or DN 50)

1 in = 25.4 mm