RE: [PipingDesign] Re: Safe distance during pneumatic leak test

From: <Tony>
Date: Mon Jun 30 2008 - 11:33:00 EDT

Re: Safe Distance for Pneumatic Leak Test.

ASME PCC-2-2006 contains Article 5.1 Appendix III Safe Distance Calculations for Pneumatic Pressure Test. Article 5.1 of the same document is titled "Risk Evaluation Considerations for Pneumatic Pressure Test."

The Article 5.1 calculation is a simple approach used widely for overpressure protection. Damage due to flying debris should be evaluated separately. The Dutch "Methods for the Calculation of Physical Effects" Part 2 CPR 14E has been used to establish exclusion zones around some large pipe systems to protect against major debris. As stated earlier, separated pieces can travel considerable distances.

Tony Paulin

From: [] On Behalf Of Ashkan Bohlool
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 8:36 AM
Subject: [PipingDesign] Re: Safe distance during pneumatic leak test

Dear Bruce,

I'm looking for the method how to find out the safe distance for personnel and/or adjacent equipment during pneumatic leak test. There may be some factors affecting the safe distance, i.e. test pressure, total volume, availability of barrier. Is there any reference which describes this issue and give a formula for?

I've find NASA Glenn Research Center Safety Manual chapter 7 ( < dUzkPx6BslS3uDVoDGQ_yaT7sIwWrLRXTLt55-ZPtPtfxetiWqbXzz1t5ZUQsK5QkQm7CjhO NtcLeI2NOSJDOxOUazYSUMFN6dmRGsmQDmLbCQSnzhO-rhjhoupd7b5S3rVEVdCBIbimB0y7 vih61Ftd40bZ8Qg36K-q849kDIbuq846UOwhd42QfrlSsH6y0_ZaCy2vQCrDUvf0srhdECzA SDt-X8VN5ZMTGSKBv_U> ), but I want
to know is this manual applicable to every pneumatic test, or as its applicability is the Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field and Plum Brook Station, we have to look for another safety manual?

Ashkan Bohlool

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