Test Your Code Knowledge – Volume 4.0

TOPIC: BPV Section VIII Div 1 – Appendix A, Shear Load Test Specimen


Question: If it is elected to use the provisions of Appendix A of Section VIII, Division 1 to determine the allowable tube-to-tubesheet  loading for a heat exchanger, are there any provisions in the shear load testing requirements of the Appendix that would permit reducing the number of specimens or the number of tubes required in the specimen if the tube spacing in the exchanger is large?