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Battelle Courses Support Recent ASME Code Adoptions
This July in Paris, France, Battelle hosted experts from around the world for a course detailing its mesh-insensitive structural stress method for fatigue evaluation of welded structures. Battelle’s method also is known as the Verity module in fe-safe, a fatigue software package distributed by Safe Technology. The method achieved an industry milestone when it was adopted in the 2007 ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section VIII, Div. 2) and the new joint API (American Petroleum Institute) and ASME Fitness-for-Service (FFS) Standard API 579-1/ASME FFS-1. The new code and FFS standard were published this summer, and the Paris course provided an opportunity for engineers to become familiar with the method before the code took effect.
Pingsha Dong, the developer of the Verity method, led the course and discussed the detailed background behind the structural stress method in the ASME Code and...