Pipe Working Pressures – Seamless & Welded
Bursting Pressures: P = 2 x S x t
P = Pressure Rating (MPa)
S = Minimum tensile strength (MPa) (S= 517MPa)*
t = Wall Thickness (mm)
D = Outside Diameter of Pipe (mm)
Nominal Working Pressures: figures shown in tables are nominal working pressures for seamless pipe under constant operating conditions. Where pressures or temperature fluctuations occur, increased safety factors should be adopted. Listed are factors of safety recommended for varying pressure conditions.
5 to bursting pressure for no pressure fluctuations
8 to bursting pressure for small/regular pressure fluctuations
12 to bursting pressure for small/regular fluctuations
* Tensile strength of 304 at room temperature
Note: the figures given for nominal working pressures and factor of safety are for quick reference purposes only. Detailed design calculations should be in accordance with the applicable design standard.
|1 Bar||14.7 psi|