High Pressure Vessels

Designers and engineers of pressure vessels must eventually become acquainted with the design of vessels for high pressure service. The immediate question is, “What constitutes high pressure”? For purposes of discussion here, high pressure begins around 3,000 PSI. This is an arbitrary value as there are no codes or standards that define where high pressure begins. Perhaps a better way to decide if a pressure vessel is high pressure is based on the R/t ratio. Ratios of R/t less than 10 should be considered as high pressure.

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