Visual Vessel Design

22 June - 24 June

This training is for engineers/analysts who carry out pressure vessel design to satisfy design code requirements. The training includes a basic introduction to the software (interface, simple data input, editing etc.) and then goes on to develop further skills by using Visual Vessel Design software to design a number of pressure vessel configurations to various codes. In addition, other supplementary topics, output interpretation, and the production of deliverables, are also covered. Delegates should have an appreciation for Mechanical Engineering theory and principles. Qualifications would typically be a Degree or HNC/HND in Mechanical engineering, Chemical Engineering or relevant experience.

  • Introduction to VVD Interface;
  • Options and Process Data;
  • Material Libraries;
  • Visual vs. Normal Mode and individual component design;
  • Design of a Semi-Elliptical Head in VVD (‘Normal’ Mode);
  • Horizontal Vessel with Multiple Nozzles to EN 13445-3;
  • Vertical tower with Platforms and Ladders to EN 13445-3;
  • Comparison of code criteria EU EN 13445, US ASME VIII Div. 1 and UK PD 5500;
  • Vertical tower to ASME VIII Div. 1;
  • Convert an existing EN 13445 design to ASME VIII Div. 1;
  • Analysis of external loads on Nozzles and Lifting Trunnion analysis;
  • Fatigue analysis;
  • Legs, Lugs and Half Pipe Jacket;
  • Other models (Jacketed Vessel; Rectangular Vessel; (ASME VIII) Div. 1 App. 14 Large Opening and (Welded) and Flat End calculations; EN 13445 Standalone Nozzle Calculation);
  • Analysis documentation and workshop* (incorporating model generation, system evaluation and re-design in a ‘do-it-yourself’ session;
  • Heat exchanger with fixed tubesheet to EN 13445-3, Sect. 13.5;
  • Alternative tubesheet design method to EN 13445-3, Annex J;
  • Heat exchanger with submerged floating head to EN 13445-3, Sect. 13.6;
  • Heat exchanger with U-tube bundle to EN 13445-3, Sect. 13.4;