CAESAR II Webinar: Better Piping Design Engineering with “More Applicable Data”

Richard Ay

with Richard Ay, PE, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CADWorx and Analysis Solutions

Mitch Sklar
Mitch Sklar, PE, MBA, Business Development, Analysis Solutions,
CADWorx and Analysis Solutions

Tony Paulin

Tony Paulin, PE, Founder and President, Paulin Research Group

Ryan Metcalf

Ryan Metcalf, Director of Sales and Marketing, Paulin Research Group

Date: October 24, 2016
: 60 min
Cost: free eSeminar

View the recorded webinar here

Piping networks are modeled using beam-type components with stresses and flexibilities calculated using empirical formulas, such as those found in ASME Code for Pressure Piping B31.3 Appendix D. However, there are well-known limitations in the accuracy of these formulas. Depending on the situation, these empirical formulas can lead to overly conservative or optimistic results. These inadequacies within Appendix D have been acknowledged going all the way back to 1955. The engineer is advised to use “more applicable data” if available.

Piping design engineers are encouraged to attend this webinar to learn about the scope and general effects of upcoming changes currently planned to be included in the Non-Mandatory B31J – Standard Test Method for Determining Stress Intensification Factors for Metallic Piping Components. Please join experts from Intergraph and Paulin Research Group who will review the latest information from ASME Document STP-PT-073 on Stress Intensification Factors (SIFs), flexibility factors (k-factors), and Sustained Stress Indices (SSIs) used in the ASME B31.3 design code and how to easily evaluate and implement these in your next pipe stress analysis.

Attend this webinar to learn more about:
•   Quick history of empirical formulas vs. current real-world testing.
•   What does “more applicable data” actually mean and how do I get it?
•   Why is this so significant and what savings can I expect to realize?
•   Practical examples with CAESAR II through a live demonstration.
•   How do I submit my pipe stress models for translation, review, and comments?

Speaker Bios

Richard Ay is a registered professional engineer who serves as the CTO for analysis products and oversees the development of plant engineering products. In 1985, at the request of Tony Paulin, one of the founders of COADE, Richard joined the company, which later became part of Hexagon. He has worked on the development of CAESAR II, TANK, product licensing, QA, technical support procedures, and technical presentations. Richard has previous experience at a major EPC firm and an offshore consulting firm. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Richard is a member of ASCE and ASME.

Mitch Sklar is a business development expert for analysis solutions. He joined the company in 2014 to manage business development for  GT STRUDL, CAESAR II, PV Elite, and TANK analysis solutions. Mitch provides direction in the development of business strategies for Hexagon’s structural design and analysis portfolio, as well as supporting the global sales force and ensuring users’ software productivity.

Tony Paulin has dedicated his life to creating and helping engineers apply the best and most advanced technology to the fields of piping and pressure vessel design and analysis.  In 1991 he founded Paulin Research Group (PRG) to develop FEA-based software programs for use in the PV&P sector.  Under Tony Paulin’s direction, PRG performs consulting, training, and physical lab testing to confirm both the software’s accuracy and usability.  He regularly presents papers and findings at industry seminars and conferences.

Ryan Metcalf received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He began his career in 1988 as a software developer at Setpoint, Inc. which was later acquired by AspenTech. Ryan then ventured into independent consulting and the formation of a consulting firm specializing in the design and development of custom information systems for the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Chemical, and Textiles industries. Ryan then joined Mustang Engineering in 2004 through acquisition of his consulting firm, becoming the Manager of the Advanced Applications group. Ryan joined Paulin Research Group in his current Marketing and Sales role in 2011.

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