The design and manufacturing processes of pressure vessels are continuing to evolve as engineers develop new ways of building equipment that complies with ASME. One way to keep abreast of developments is to follow the blogs of companies and organizations involved in pressure vessel design and manufacture. Here are three blogs from manufacturers and other organizations we think you should be following.
Pressure Vessel Blog
This first example is an independent blog designed for engineers involved in pressure vessel design. It’s called Pressure Vessel, Analyze for Safety and is hosted by an engineer called Cyprien Rusu. It’s primarily aimed at design engineers and deals with design issues and some of the questions that may be asked when design engineers hit a snag. It offers a good selection of technical articles.
The Buckeye Fabricating Blog
This blog is from a process tank and custom pressure vessel fabricator called Buckeye Fabricating, located in Ohio. New blogs are added every month, sometimes as many as five, although three seems to be the average. Subjects include ASME, pressure tanks, welding and fabrication. These blogs are not promotional and are of general interest to designers and fabricators.
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
For a different perspective, the National Board Of Boiler And Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBI) have a series of Technical Articles on their website that cover a wide range of subjects, including welding, failure modes of pressure vessels, repairs and alterations. Although not strictly a blog, these articles are of great value to everyone who is involved in the pressure vessel industry.
Keeping Up To Date
In preparing this list of useful blogs, we have tried to avoid blogs whose primary focus is marketing and self promotion and selected those that publish blogs of general interest to designers, fabricators and users. These blogs provide a new perspective on the issues fabricators and users of pressure vessels face, and by keeping up with these blogs, you may discover new ideas to improve and streamline your pressure vessel fabrication processes.