Improved Design of Threaded Closures for Screw Plug (Breech Lock) Heat Exchangers

Haresh Sippy

American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME) has published TEMA’s SCREW PLUG Technology paper authored by Mr. Haresh K. Sippy, MD, TEMA India Ltd. which highlights proven solutions TEMA’s PROPRIETARY SCREW PLUG TECHNOLOGY provides in overcoming the severe problems being faced by refineries world-wide.

[A] Problems during maintenance due to difficulties in unscrewing the ‘Plug’.

[B] Problems arising due to intermixing of the Shell-side and Tube-side fluids.

Mr. Haresh K. Sippy presented the paper during the “50th ASME PVP (Pressure Vessels and Piping) CONFERENCE” held at Vancouver, Canada on 20th July, 2016. The copyrights of this paper are assigned to ASME.


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