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Case Study of the Use of API 581 on HK and HP Material Furnace Tubes

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Soudabeh A. Noori, John W. H. Price

Mechanical Engineering, Monash University, PO Box 197, Caulfield East, Victoria, 3145

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 127(1), 49-54 (Mar 15, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1845475 History: Received August 30, 2004; Revised September 07, 2004; Online March 15, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Grahic Jump Location
Outline event tree (from Fig. 7-3 API 581)
Grahic Jump Location
Semi-quantitative and qualitative risk matrix for HK and HP tubes

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