Pipe Whip Considerations for Design of Nozzles

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R. Kumar

DESEIN Consulting Engineers, New Delhi, India

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 106(3), 279-282 (Aug 01, 1984) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264344 History: Received July 28, 1983; Revised May 09, 1984; Online November 05, 2009


Effects of pipe breaks on nozzle design have been considered in this paper. Simple methods have been used for estimating the maximum possible pipe whip loads for design of nozzles and other components. The required minimum thickness for nozzles has been established to account for pipe whip loads in the design. For typical nozzle and pipe materials, this thickness within reinforcement limit of nozzles should be approximately two and a half (2 1/2) times the attached pipe thickness.

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