"Guideline for Designing ASME B31 Pressure Piping Using Lokring Elastic Strain Preload Fittings" provides information needed to ensure that piping systems from Lokring Technology LLC are installed in accordance with ASME B31, Code for Pressure Piping. The guide from the Willoughby, Ohio-based company offers advice on materials of construction, pressure-temperature ratings, thermal expansion design and weight distribution and support. In addition, details on load designs, pipe supports, special fittings, pull-out and torsion and installation are included.
Lokring’s ESP fittings are suited for pressure-piping projects, says Martin Parker, director of sales and marketing. According to the company, the fittings serve as an alternative to field welding or flanging and are consistent with good engineering practice in the design and construction of piping and tubing systems.