Flanges and Flat Ends according to EN 13445

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Daniel van Baalen, M.Sc.

Format: E-Suite

What you'll learn

Learn how to assess flanges and flat ends according to the EN 13445 design code.

In this on-demand module, participants will be taken through: 

  • assessment of flat ends, circular and non-circular, welded directly to the shell,

  • assessment of flanges and blind flanges,

  • the steps in the "Taylor and Forge" flange assessment method in Clause 11 in EN 13445,

  • how the method in Clause 11 differs to the Equivalent Pressure Rule,

  • the bolt tightening limits according to EN1591-1.

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Instructor Daniel van Baalen, MSc

Daniel van Baalen, MSc

Project Engineer, Dynaflow Research Group

Mechanical, Piping, FEA, Flow

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After your purchase is confirmed you receive an account to the EngineeringTrainer online learning portal, where you find the module in your dashboard. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the the training material which allows you to the review the material as required.

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  • Those looking to understand how to calculate if custom and standard flanges or flat ends, including external loading, conform to EN 13445.

  • Those looking for a clear step-by-step run-through of the Taylor and Forge flange assessment method, which is used in Clause 11 of EN 13445.

  • Those looking for an explanation and comparison of the flange assessment methods; Equivalent Pressure, Taylor and Forge, and EN 1591-1.

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