Basics of Pressure Vessel Design

The design of pressure vessels is quite interesting.  At first it may appear extremely complicated.  Then, you learn the basics of pressure vessel design and realize it is not that big of a deal.  But, then you get into all variations of vessel heads and shells, the different kinds of loading conditions (it’s not just […]

Rule of Thumb for Fillet Weld Sizes

Many fabricators can lower their welding costs significantly if they paid close attention to weld sizes.  If a print calls for a ¼” fillet weld and in production you make a 5/16” fillet weld, you are overwelding by 56%!  If the print calls for a 3/16” fillet, the 5/16” fillet weld you deposit would be […]