May 2005


Simple solutions to flange leakage

Understanding the basics helps solve field problems

Bansal, J. S., Bhattachrya, A., Bechtel India Pvt Ltd.

Proper functioning of flanged joints requires good design, which will ensure both joint integrity and leak tightness since consequences can be disastrous. Many international codes and standards address flanged joint design. Some design philosophies emphasize more on joint integrity by controlling the stresses;1 – 6 others like the relatively new EN15917,8 address both the joint integrity as well as leak tightness criteria. There are numerous papers on the relative merits and demerits of the different code/ standards methods, but often a field engineer looks for some simple solutions to combat this problem. This article provides a simple mathematical model of a bolted flanged joint

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $409 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact email Peter Ramsay or call +44 20 3409 2240*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

Related Articles

From the Archive



{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}