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Historical Development of a Standard to Reduce Risk From Pressure Systems Failure–Part I: The ASME HPS Section 6000

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Samuel J. Brown1

 Quest Engineering Development Corp./ISI, 7500 Old North Belt, Humble, TX 77396questisi@qed-isi.com

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Chair, SC Section 6000 (1982-2005) and Vice Chair, ASME HPS Standard

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 128(1), 109-115 (Oct 13, 2005) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2137767 History: Received October 10, 2005; Revised October 13, 2005

The ASME HPS Standard Section 6000 (as well as Sections 1000 to 5000) was begun with a draft outline in 1981 and released in 2003. Section 6000 “Hazardous Release Protection” of the High Pressure Systems (HPS) standard provides a risk-based criterion to assess the pressure system internal and external kinetic energy and degenerative hazards and permits a number of ways to lower risk to personnel and structures (e.g., redesign of the pressure system (improved system performance), protection (reduction of consequences), improved inspection (reduction of event probability), etc.). Part I of this paper examines the history of the development of Section 6000, the motivating safety issues; some incidences of system failures, which identify a need for guidance regarding tolerable risk; other guidelines, standard, and code development; and some references that document its development.

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Flow chart of SC6000 use for pressure systems risk analysis

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Failure of a lower closure on 206.82MPa(30,000psi) vessel (4)

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(a) View of 70.8m3 vessel after it traveled 54m upon failure (4); (b) breach lock closure from 70.8m3 vessel at its resting place 200m from origin (4)

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Phillips Plant at Ground Zero

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Tank buckle from blast

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33,000lb fragment and crater 700ft(213m) from a HIP vessel (21)

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