Is There a Fracture in Your Future? Brittle Fracture Screening for Pressure Vessels, Piping and Storage Tanks – Part Two

by Brian R. Macejko / December 2015


This is the second of two articles in a discussion series on brittle fracture of pressure-retaining equipment. This article starts with a summary of key topics from the initial discussion and progresses into a detailed review of various deficiencies and discrepancies in current codes and standards, particularly in regards to how stress is accounted for (or unaccounted for in some cases) in brittle fracture evaluations.

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