design pressure


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design pressure

[di′zīn ′presh·ər]
(civil engineering)
The force exerted by a body of still water on a dam.
The pressure which the dam can withstand.
(design engineering)
The pressure used in the calculation of minimum thickness or design characteristics of a boiler or pressure vessel in recognized code formulas; static head may be added where appropriate for specific parts of the structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Note that design pressure differs from component rate pressure.
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of Pulaski, Va., is said to practically eliminate the risk of pressure failure for barrels running within their design pressure and temperature ranges.
Vertical design pressure filters have proven themselves in achieving the best possible filtration results: a dry cake with solids content up to 94%, an exceptionally clear filtrate, cake washing efficiency of over 99% with minimum quantity of wash liquid, and up to 70% reduction in operating costs/t compared with other dewatering systems.
The system has a design pressure of about 60,000 psi, and nozzles have orifice diameters ranging from 0.004 to 0.020 ".
With fluctuations in steam pressure having the potential to affect energy savings, environmental credentials, and wear and tear to boiler components, it is vital that the steam boiler operates to the correct design pressure at all times.
However, the design pressure calculation is 874 psig.

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