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The stamina of non-gasketed, flanged pipe connections

Abid, Muhammad and Nash, D.H. and Webjorn, Jan (2000) The stamina of non-gasketed, flanged pipe connections. In: Fatigue 2000 - Fatigue and Durability Assessment of Materials, Components and Structures: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference of the Engineering Integrity Society. EMAS Publishing, pp. 575-584. ISBN 1 901537 16 1

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Stress variations showing flange yielding, flange rotation, effects of joint tightening sequence, identification of the mode of response to loading (static or dynamic) is discussed. In addition the effects of re-tightening, importance of high quality bolting with proper surface treatment and use of proper tooling are also discussed.