with David Diehl, Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions
Piping system safety and reliability cannot be determined by Code stress evaluation alone; oftentimes proper operation of a piping system also depends on maintaining equipment loads within their limits. CAESAR II has long had stand-alone processors to check these pipe connections using engineering standards for pumps, compressors, and heat exchangers. Over the last few years, CAESAR II has included new capability to quickly check these loads “in-line” with the static analysis of the system. That is, some of these checks can be defined with the basic system layout so that they can be evaluated in the static analysis output processor. These checks are by no means complete but they can be used as a quick check on the general health of the system. This webinar will review two of these screening tools in CAESAR II – the flange equivalent pressure check and the nozzle limit check.
David Diehl graduated with a BSME from Lehigh University USA in 1976. Upon graduation he took a post as a technical support representative for Auton Computing in New York City. After four years David relocated to Houston, Texas providing technical support for Auton’s Dynaflex – a mainframe-based piping system analysis program. In 1986, he took a position at Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions (COADE, Inc.) introducing and selling CAESAR II, the world’s first PC-based pipe stress analysis package. While at ICAS Dave earned his Professional Engineering license and served as the product manager for CAESAR II. He currently is the lead instructor for CAESAR II and manages all training for ICAS. For the last ten years Dave has participated in the B31.3 Section Committee and is a former chairman of the Design Task Group there. He also serves as a Director of SPED – the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers.