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ASME PTC 19.3 TW-2010

Thermowells
Performance Test Codes

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ASME PTC 19.3 TW-2010

Thermowells
Performance Test Codes

AN AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD

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Date of Issuance: July 12, 2010

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CONTENTS
Foreword .............................................................................................................................................................................. Acknowledgments ................................................................................................................................................................ Committee Roster ................................................................................................................................................................ Correspondence With the PTC Committee ..................................................................................................................... Section 1 1-1 1-2 Section 2 Section 3 3-1 3-2 Section 4 4-1 4-2 Section 5 5-1 Section 6 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-6 6-7 6-8 6-9 6-10 6-11 6-12 6-13 Section 7 7-1 7-2 7-3 7-4 7-5 7-6 7-7 7-8 7-9 7-10 Section 8 8-1 8-2 Object and Scope .................................................................................................................................... Object ............................................................................................................................................................... Scope ................................................................................................................................................................ Nomenclature .......................................................................................................................................... Jurisdiction of Codes ............................................................................................................................... Reference Standards and Governing Codes .............................................................................................. Specification of Thermowells ....................................................................................................................... Dimensions ............................................................................................................................................. Configurations ............................................................................................................................................... Dimensional Limits ....................................................................................................................................... Materials ................................................................................................................................................. General Considerations ................................................................................................................................ Stress Equations ..................................................................................................................................... General Considerations ................................................................................................................................ Corrosion and Erosion .................................................................................................................................. Flow-Induced Thermowell Stresses ............................................................................................................ Strouhal Number, Drag Coefficients, and Lift Coefficient ...................................................................... Natural Frequency of Thermowells ............................................................................................................ Mounting Compliance Factor ...................................................................................................................... Unsupported Length, Diameter, and Fillet Radius .................................................................................. Frequency Limit ............................................................................................................................................. Magnification Factor ..................................................................................................................................... Bending Stresses ............................................................................................................................................ Pressure and Shear Stresses ......................................................................................................................... Steady-State Static and Dynamic Stress Limits ......................................................................................... Pressure Limit ................................................................................................................................................ Overview of Calculations ......................................................................................................................... Quantitative Criteria ..................................................................................................................................... Fluid Properties .............................................................................................................................................. Fluid Velocity ................................................................................................................................................. Material Properties and Dimensions .......................................................................................................... Reynolds and Strouhal Numbers ................................................................................................................ Natural Frequency at Operation Temperature .......................................................................................... Natural Frequency at Expected Mode of Operation ................................................................................ Steady-State and Dynamic Stresses ............................................................................................................ Allowable Fatigue Limits ............................................................................................................................. Pressure Rating .............................................................................................................................................. Examples ................................................................................................................................................. Tapered, Welded Thermowell for a Steam-Header Application (U.S. Customary Units) .................. Step-Shank, Threaded Thermowell for a Hot Water Application (SI Units) ......................................... v v vi vii 1 1 1 2 4 4 4 5 5 5 10 10 11 11 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 21 21 24 24 27 28 28 28 28 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 30 30 33

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Section 9 9-1 9-2

Statement of Compliance ........................................................................................................................ Specification of a Thermowell ..................................................................................................................... Velocity and Pressure Ratings ......................................................................................................................

39 39 39 40 40 40 6 7 8 9 12 17 19 19 22 24 25 25 7 8 15 26 41

Section 10 References .............................................................................................................................................. 10-1 Referenced Documents ................................................................................................................................. 10-2 Referenced ASME Documents ..................................................................................................................... Figures 4-1-1 4-1-2 4-1-3 4-1-4 6-3.1-1 6-6-1 6-8.1-1 6-8.1-2 6-10.1-1 6-10.7-1 6-10.7-2 6-10.7-3 Tables 4-1-1 4-2-1 6-5.3-1 6-12.3-1 Schematic Diagram of a Thermowell ........................................................................................................ Examples of Straight-Shank Thermowells ................................................................................................. Examples of Step-Shank Thermowells ....................................................................................................... Examples of Tapered Thermowells ............................................................................................................. Fluid-Induced Forces and Assignment of Axes for Calculation of Thermowell Stresses ................... Unsupported Length of Thermowells ........................................................................................................ Schematic Indicating Excitation of Resonances When Excitation Frequency Coincides With the Thermowell Natural Frequency .................................................................................................. Schematic Showing the Amplitude Response of a Thermowell Subjected to Fluid-Induced Forces as Solid Lines, for In-Line and Transverse Excitation Modes ........................... Bending Moment, Stress at the Support Plane, and Locations of Maximum Steady-State or Oscillating In-Line Stress .................................................................................................. Mounting of a Thermowell in an Elbow, With the Tip Facing Downstream ........................................ Geometry to Be Used in Calculation of Thermowell Ratings ................................................................. Mounting of a Thermowell in an Elbow, With the Tip Facing Upstream ............................................. Dimensional Limits for Straight and Tapered Thermowells Within the Scope of This Standard ...... Dimensional Limits for Step-Shank Thermowells Within the Scope of This Standard ....................... Parameters for Natural Frequency Calculation for Step-Shank Thermowells ..................................... Allowable Fatigue-Stress Amplitude Limits for Material Class A and Class B ....................................

Nonmandatory Appendix A Conversion Factors ........................................................................................................................................

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FOREWORD
In 1957, the ASME Performance Test Codes Committee 19.3 determined that the 1930 edition of the Supplement on Temperature Measurement dealing with thermowells was unsatisfactory. Since the design of thermowells requires both thermal and stress considerations, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee was approached for assistance. However, the special needs for the design of intrusive pipe fittings were deemed beyond the scope of what could be properly included in the vessel codes. The PTC 19.3 Committee is charged with temperature measurement and thermowell design. The purpose of the thermowell is to facilitate temperature measurement while resisting fluid forces of the process. This committee undertook the task of providing guidance in this area, on the basis of a paper authored by J. W. Murdock [1], ultimately leading to the publication of PTC 19.3-1974, Supplement on Instruments and Apparatus, Part 3, Temperature Measurement. Prior to the acceptance of PTC 19.3-1974, the incidence of thermowell failures during the start-up testing of high-pressure steam turbines was unacceptable; its subsequent use in steam services has been highly successful at preventing catastrophic thermowell failure. Since its publication, PTC 19.3 has received widespread acceptance and use in both steam and nonsteam applications outside the scope of the performance test codes. In 1971 an ASME ad hoc committee, PB51, under the jurisdiction of the PTC Board, was formed to assess the thermowell standard. This committee, designated PTC 19.3.1, produced a draft thermowell standard. In 1999, PTC 19.3 undertook the task of completing this draft. In the course of this effort, it was discovered that a number of thermowells designed to PTC 19.3-1974 but placed in nonsteam services suffered catastrophic failure. Review of the literature revealed that the PTC 19.3.1 draft did not incorporate recent, significant advances in our knowledge of thermowell behavior, and the committee decided to thoroughly rewrite the standard. The goals of the new Standard are to provide a thermowell rating method that can be used in a myriad array of services, including processes involving corrosive fluids; offer advice where fatigue endurance is critical; and establish criteria for insuring sensor reliability. These factors result in a more reliable basis for thermowell design than the PTC 19.3-1974 Supplement. It is intended that this edition of this Standard not be retroactive. PTC 19.3 TW on thermowells was approved by the PTC Standards Committee on January 15, 2010, and approved and adopted as a Standard practice of the Society by action of the Board on Standardization and Testing on February 18, 2010. It was also approved as an American National Standard by the ANSI Board of Standards Review on April 22, 2010.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The Committee gratefully acknowledges the special contributions of R. D. Blevins, D. R. Frikken, W. J. Koves, and A. L?big.

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ASME PTC COMMITTEE Performance Test Codes
(The following is the roster of the Committee at the time of approval of this Code.)

STANDARDS COMMITTEE OFFICERS
M. P. McHale, Chair J. R. Friedman, Vice Chair J. H. Karian, Secretary

STANDARDS COMMITTEE PERSONNEL
P. G. Albert, General Electric Co. R. P. Allen, Consultant J. M. Burns, Burns Engineering W. C. Campbell, Southern Company Services M. J. Dooley, Sigma Energy Solutions J. R. Friedman, Siemens Energy, Inc. G. J. Gerber, Consultant P. M. Gerhart, University of Evansville T. C. Heil, Consultant R. E. Henry, Sargent & Lundy J. H. Karian, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers D. R. Keyser, Service Engineering S. J. Korellis, EPRI

M. P. McHale, McHale & Associates, Inc. P. M. McHale, McHale & Associates, Inc. J. W. Milton, Reliant Energy S. P. Nuspl, Consultant R. R. Priestley, General Electric Co. J. A. Rabensteine, Environmental Systems Corp. J. A. Silvaggio, Jr., Siemens Demag Delaval Turbomachinery, Inc. W. G. Steele, Jr., Mississippi State University J. C. Westcott, Mustan Corp. W. C. Wood, Duke Power Co. T. K. Kirkpatrick, Alternate, McHale & Associates, Inc. J. A. Scavuzzo, Alternate, The Babcock & Wilcox Co.

PTC 19.3 COMMITTEE — TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT
D. C. Ripple, Chair, National Institute for Standards & Technology J. H. Karian, Secretary, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers D. S. Bartran, Consultant D. Bauschke, Emerson Process Management C. W. Brook, Wika Instruments Ltd. M. Carugati, Alloy Engineering Co, Inc. S. M. Dale, Conax Technologies LLC A. G. Gilson, Black & Veatch A. Heisler, Pyromation, Inc. F. L. Johnson, JMS Southeast, Inc. D. Marra, Florida Power Light J. W. Stevens, University of Colorado

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THERMOWELLS Section 1 Object and Scope
1-1 OBJECT
The object of this Standard is to establish a mechanical design standard for reliable service of tapered, straight, and stepped-shank thermowells in a broad range of applications. This includes an evaluation of the forces caused by external pressure, and the combination of static and dynamic forces resulting from fluid impingement. manufactured from pipe are outside the scope of this Standard. Thermowells with specially designed surface structures (e.g., a knurled surface or a surface with spiral ridges) are beyond the scope of this Standard, due to the difficulty of providing design rules with broad applicability for these types of thermowells. Thermowell attachment methods, standard dimensions, parasitic vibration of a sensor mounted inside the thermowell, and thermal equilibrium of the sensor relative to the process stream are beyond the scope of this Standard. In addition, thermowells fabricated by welding, including flame spray or weld overlays, at any place along the length of the shank or at the tip are outside the scope of this Standard.

1-2 SCOPE
This Standard applies to thermowells machined from bar stock and includes those welded to or threaded into a flange as well as those welded into a process vessel or pipe with or without a weld adaptor. Thermowells

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Section 2 Nomenclature
For U.S. Customary units, lb denotes pound as a unit of mass, lbf denotes pounds-force, kip denotes 103?pounds-force, and ksi denotes 103 pounds-force per square inch or kips per square inch. When parameters are specified in mixed units within the U.S. Customary unit system (e.g., diameter B in inches, velocity V in feet per second), conversion factors between feet and inches will be needed in the calculations. See para. 6-4.1 and subsection 8-1 for examples. outside diameter of thermowell at support A5 plane or root, based on which point is closest to the thermowell tip, m (in.) projected area of thermowell perpendicular Ap 5  to direction of flow and exposed to the flow stream, m2 (in.2) a5 polynomial function used in eq. (6-8-4), dimensionless B 5 outside diameter at tip of thermowell, m (in.) b5 fillet radius at the root of the thermowell shank, m (in.) bS 5  fillet radius at the base of the reduced-diameter length of a step-shank thermowell, m (in.) CD 5  coefficient for steady-state drag pressure, dimensionless Cd 5  coefficient for oscillating-drag (in-line with flow) pressure, dimensionless Cl 5  coefficient for oscillating-lift (transverse to flow) pressure, dimensionless c 5 corrosion allowance, m (in.) ci 5 coefficients used in eq. (6-5-3), dimensionless D 5 outside diameter at any cross section, m (in.) Da 5  average diameter of the thermowell, as defined in para. 6-5.3, Step 1, m (in.) d 5 bore diameter of thermowell, m (in.) E5 modulus of elasticity at service temperature, Pa [psi or lb/(in.?sec2)] (Refer to Nonmandatory Appendix A and para. 6-5.3 for a discussion of units of E.) reference value of modulus of elasticity, Pa (psi) Eref 5  FD 5  in-line static drag force on thermowell, due to fluid impingement, N (lbf) Fd 5  in-line dynamic drag force on thermowell, due to fluid impingement, N (lbf) Fl 5 transverse dynamic drag force on thermowell, due to fluid impingement, N (lbf)
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FM 5  magnification factor for thermowell oscillations transverse to fluid flow, dimensionless magnification factor for thermowell F’M 5  oscillations in-line with fluid flow, dimensionless f 5 frequency, Hz approximate resonance frequency of fa 5  thermowell, Hz c fn 5  resonance frequency of thermowell with compliant support, Hz fn 5 natural frequency with ideal clamping, Hz fS 5 vortex shedding frequency or rate, Hz G5 parameter defined in eq. (6-10-3), dimensionless GRD 5  parameter G appropriate for evaluation of stress at the base of a reduced-diameter shank, dimensionless parameter G appropriate for evaluation of GSP 5  stress at the support point, dimensionless Gb 5 either GRD or GSP, dimensionless Ha,f 5  factor to account for added fluid mass, dimensionless Ha,s 5  factor to account for added sensor mass, dimensionless Hc 5  frequency factor to account for support or foundation compliance, dimensionless Hf 5  frequency factor to account for shear, rotation, taper, and tip-mass effects, dimensionless I5 moment of inertia of cross section, kg?m2 (lb?in.2) KM 5  rotational stiffness of thermowell support, N?m/rad [(in.-lb)/rad] Kt 5 stress concentration factor, dimensionless L5 unsupported length of thermowell, measured from the tip to the support plane, m (in.) L0 5  length of the thermowell shielded from fluid flow, m (in.) LS 5  length of reduced-diameter shank for a stepshank thermowell, m (in.) M5 bending moment, N?m (in.-lb) Mb 5  bending moment for steady-state drag (for b 5?D), oscillating drag (for b 5?d), or lift (for b 5?l), N?m (in.-lb)

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m5 mass per unit length of a thermowell of uniform cross section, kg/m (lb/in.) NS 5  Strouhal number, dimensionless NSc 5  Scruton number or mass damping factor, dimensionless P 5 operating pressure, Pa (psi) Pc 5  design static pressure of shank of thermowell, Pa (psi) PD 5  aerodynamic force per unit of projected area on thermowell, Pa (psi) Pd 5  oscillating-drag force per unit of projected area on thermowell, Pa (psi) Pf 5  design pressure for flange supporting thermowell, Pa (psi) Pl 5  oscillating-lift force per unit of projected area on thermowell, Pa (psi) Pr 5  external pressure rating of the thermowell, Pa (psi) Pt 5  design pressure of tip of the thermowell, Pa (psi) Pb 5 either PD, Pd, or Pl, Pa (psi) Rp?5? pipe radius, m (in.) r5 ratio of shedding frequency to natural frequency, dimensionless (lift resonance) r’ 5  ratio of shedding frequency to natural frequency, dimensionless (in-line resonance) Re 5  Reynolds number, calculated on the basis of the tip diameter: Re 5 BV??/?, dimensionless, or Re 5 BV/?, dimensionless S 5 maximum allowable working stress, Pa (psi) axial pressure stress, Pa (psi) Sa 5  SD 5  steady-state drag stress due to fluid impingement, Pa (psi) Sd 5  oscillating-drag stress due to fluid impingement, Pa (psi) Sf 5  fatigue endurance limit, in the high-cycle limit, Pa (psi) SL 5  oscillating-lift stress due to fluid impingement, Pa (psi) Sr 5 radial pressure stress, Pa (psi)

SS5 shear stress, Pa (psi) St 5  tangential pressure stress, Pa (psi) Sz 5 longitudinal stress in the thermowell, Pa (psi) T5 operating temperature, 8C (8F) Ta 5 ambient temperature, 8C (8F) t5 minimum tip thickness of the thermowell, m (in.) V5 process fluid velocity, m/s (in./sec) VIR 5  fluid velocity that excites the in-line resonance, m/s (in./sec) v5 specific volume (reciprocal of the fluid density ?), m3/kg (in.3/lb) x ?5 unit vector normal to the fluid velocity and to the axis of the thermowell y 5 distance from thermowell axis, m (in.) y ?5 unit vector pointing in the direction of the fluid flow z5 distance from the thermowell root along the thermowell axis, m (in.) zs 5  distance from the thermowell root to the plane where stress is evaluated, m (in.) z ?5 unit vector along axis of the thermowell, pointing toward the tip a5 average coefficient of thermal expansion, m/ (m?K) [in./(in.?8F)] b5 parameter used in eq. (6-5-3), dimensionless m5 dynamic fluid viscosity, Pa?s [lb/(ft?sec)]
Note: Viscosity is often given in the literature in units of centipoise, abbreviation cP. Useful conversion factors are 1?cP 5 0.67197?×?10?3?lb/(ft.?sec) and 1?cP 5 10?3?Pa?s.

? 5 kinematic fluid viscosity, m2/s (ft2/sec) ? 5 fluid density, kg/m3 (lb/in.3) ?m 5  mass density of the thermowell material, kg/ m3 (lb/in.3) ?s 5  average density of a temperature sensor, kg/ m3 (lb/in.3) ? 5 damping factor, dimensionless ?s 5 2pfS, rad/s (rad/sec)

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Section 3 Jurisdiction of Codes
Thermowells are an integral part of the piping system and the process containment system, and as a result, they may be subject to requirements from the governing piping or pressure vessel code. of PTC 19.3 TW, which considers the vibration of single thermowells due to vortex shedding only. (c) Guidance on minimizing temperature measurement errors in thermowell applications is found in the latest edition of PTC 19.3. Effects considered include heating of the thermowell by fluid impingement, errors due to thermal radiation and conduction along the thermowell, and heat transfer between the thermowell and the surrounding fluid.

3-1 REFERENCE STANDARDS AND GOVERNING CODES
(a) ASME B40.9, Thermowells for Thermometers and Elastic Temperature Sensors, discusses the selection, fabrication, and installation of thermowells, as well as providing some standardized designs. Complementing B40.9, PTC 19.3 TW is limited in scope to mechanical design of thermowells. (b) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) Section III Appendices, Appendix N provides guidance on the flow-induced vibration of banks or arrays of tubes and on the excitation of structural vibrations by turbulence. Both of these topics are outside the scope

3-2 SPECIFICATION OF THERMOWELLS
Specification of a thermowell and the materials of construction are the sole responsibility of the designer of the system that incorporates the thermowell. Sole responsibility for ensuring compatibility of the process fluid with the system rests with the end user. Thermowells may be stated to be in conformance to this Standard, subject to the requirements of Section 9 of this Standard.

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Section 4 Dimensions
4-1 CONFIGURATIONS
Figure 4-1-1 shows a schematic diagram of a thermowell, along with its characteristic dimensions. Typical thermowell attachment configurations include threaded, socket weld, weld-in, lap-joint (Van Stone), and integral-flanged as shown in Figs. 4-1-2, 4-1-3, and 4-1-4 (see also Table 4-1-1). These figures are representative of common practice but do not display all allowable attachment configurations. The selection of a specific attachment method is subject to the governing piping or pressure vessel code. Use of ball joints, spherical unions, or packing gland installations are not permissible in Performance Test Code applications. The dashed line in Fig. 4-1-1 indicates the support plane, which is an imaginary extension of the supporting-structure surface that passes through the shank of the thermowell. The unsupported length, L, is calculated as the distance from the tip of the thermowell to the intersection of the thermowell axis with this surface. For thermowells mounted on flanges or welded into weld adaptors, the support plane will be a flat plane. However, for thermowells mounted by direct welding into a pipe wall, the support plane will actually be a curved surface with the same curvature as the inner pipe wall. For this case, the support plane should be approximated as a plane located at a distance from the thermowell tip equal to the largest actual distance from the tip to any point on the true curved support surface. For thermowells welded to a flange or pipe wall at an angle, the support plane will not be normal to the thermowell axis. For nonstandard attachments, this Standard covers the design requirements of the thermowell only. The designer shall account for the support compliance of the attachment (refer to subsection 6-6), and the attachment method shall meet all the requirements of the governing piping or pressure vessel code. thermowell outer diameter at the root of the A5 thermowell shank, or at the support plane if the thermowell is firmly supported along its shank B 5 thermowell diameter at the tip d 5 bore diameter L5 length of the thermowell from the tip to the support plane t 5 minimum thickness of the tip



For the purpose of defining L and A, the support plane shall also be defined (see subsection 6-7). The root of the thermowell is located where the thermowell shank makes a transition to (a) a machined transition to a flange, socket weld collar, or threaded section of the thermowell (b) a weld-joint transition to other piping components The Standard also applies to step-shank thermowells within the dimensional limits given in Table 4-2-1, where LS is the length of the reduced-diameter section of thermowell shank, in addition to the dimensions defined for Table 4-1-1. Refer to Fig. 4-1-1. Calculations should be made using the nominal dimensions provided that a corrosion allowance is not used (see subsection 6-2) and that the thermowell is fabricated with manufacturing tolerances of ±1% for lengths L and LS and ±3% for diameters A, B, and d. If tolerances for A, B, or d are not met, calculations shall be made according to subsection 6-2, using as the corrosion allowance the linear sum of the actual tolerance and any corrosion allowance. If tolerances for L or LS are not met, calculations shall be made assuming that the lengths L and LS each equal the nominal length plus the respective manufacturing tolerance. External pressure calculations shall be made based on the minimum material condition, as discussed in subsection 6-13. This Standard applies to thermowells with an as-new surface finish of 0.81 ?m (32 ?in.) Ra or better. Stress limits given in subsection 6-12 are not valid for thermowells manufactured with rougher surfaces.

4-2 DIMENSIONAL LIMITS
This standard applies to straight and tapered thermowells within the dimensional limits given in Table 4-1-1, where

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Fig. 4-1-1? Schematic Diagram of a Thermowell
L

? d b A B

D ? (A ? B)/2 Support plane

t

(a) Schematic, Cross-Sectional View of a Thermowell

L Ls ? b A bs ? d

B

t Support plane (b) Schematic, Cross-Sectional View of a Step-Shank Thermowell

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Fig. 4-1-2? Examples of Straight-Shank Thermowells

(a) Straight-Shank Threaded Thermowell

(c) Straight-Shank Flanged Thermowell

(b) Straight-Shank Socket Weld Thermowell (d) Straight-Shank Lap-Joint (Van Stone) Thermowell

Table 4-1-1? Dimensional Limits for Straight and Tapered Thermowells Within the Scope of This Standard
Description Unsupported length Bore diameter Tip diameter Taper ratio Bore ratio Aspect ratio Minimum wall thickness Symbol L d B B/A d/B L/B (B – d)/2 Minimum 6.35 cm (2.5 in.) [Note (1)] 0.3175 cm (0.125 in.) 0.92 cm (0.36 in.) 0.58 0.16 2 0.30 cm (0.12 in.) Maximum 60.96 cm (24 in.) [Note (2)] 2.0955 cm (0.825 in.) 4.65 cm (1.83 in.) 1 0.71 … …

GENERAL NOTE: Limits in this table apply to the nominal dimensions of the thermowell. NOTES: (1) Thermowells of length less than the minimum specified require design methods outside the scope of this Standard. (2)  The equations in this Standard are valid for thermowells longer than the maximum indicated; however, only single-piece, drilled bar-stock shanks are covered by this Standard.

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Fig. 4-1-3? Examples of Step-Shank Thermowells

(a) Step-Shank Threaded Thermowell (b2) Step-Shank Socket Weld Thermowell Installed in Sockolet Adapter

(b1) Step-Shank Socket Weld Thermowell Installed in Bored-Through Thermocouple Adapter (c) Step-Shank Flanged Thermowell

Table 4-2-1? Dimensional Limits for Step-Shank Thermowells Within the Scope of This Standard
Description Unsupported length Bore diameter Step diameter ratio, for B = 1.270 cm (0.5 in.) Step diameter ratio, for B = 2.223 cm (0.875 in.) Length ratio Minimum wall thickness Tip diameter Symbol L d B/A B/A LS?/?L (B2 d)/?2 B Minimum 12.7 cm (5 in.) 0.61 cm (0.24 in.) 0.5 0.583 0 0.30 cm (0.12 in.) Allowable Dimensions [Note (1)] 1.270 cm (0.5 in.) and 2.223 cm (0.875 in.) Maximum 60.96 cm (24 in.) 0.67 cm (0.265 in.) 0.8 0.875 0.6 …

GENERAL NOTE: Limits in this table apply to the nominal dimensions of the thermowell. NOTE: (1)  The methods presented in this Standard apply for other tip diameters than those specified, but the correlation for natural frequency is supplied only for the given tip diameters.

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Fig. 4-1-4? Examples of Tapered Thermowells

(a) Tapered-Shank Threaded Thermowell

(c) Tapered-Shank Flanged Thermowell

(b) Tapered-Shank Socket Weld Thermowell Installed in Bored-Through Thermocouple Adapter (d) Tapered-Shank Weld-In Thermowell Installed Directly Into Pipe Wall

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Section 5 Materials
5-1 GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
The system designer (see subsection 3-2) shall carefully consider, among other environmental conditions, the characteristics of the following to determine the proper material for the thermowell: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) process fluid pressure temperature fluid velocity application weldability is use of materials susceptible to stress corrosion cracking or embrittlement at the service conditions. The thermowell material used should be forged or bar stock and shall conform to the requirements of the governing code. In the absence of a governing code, other materials, which may or may not be ASTM, ANSI, or ASME approved, may be used when necessary, subject to the following requirements: (a) The specific materials shall be agreed to by the designer and supplier of the thermowell. (b) Unlisted materials may be used provided they conform to a published specification covering chemical, physical, and mechanical properties; method and process of manufacture; heat treatment; and quality control, and otherwise meet the requirements of this Standard. (c) Allowable stresses shall be determined in accordance with the applicable allowable stress basis of this Standard or a more conservative basis.

In general, the choice of material shall be governed mainly by strength requirements and possible corrosion that the thermowell will encounter. Thermowells are subjected to sustained stress reversals with a very high number of cycles (see subsection 6-3), so the materials of construction shall be selected on the basis of resistance to corrosion and corrosion fatigue. Of particular concern

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Section 6 Stress Equations
6-1 GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
6-1.1 Overview of Design Criteria
Thermowells shall be designed to withstand static pressure, steady-state fluid impingement, turbulence, and dynamic excitation due to von Karman vortices. Excitation by structure-born vibration is a possibility and should also be considered, but is not addressed by this Standard, since this type of excitation is determined by the design and support of the entire piping system. Consideration of these loads on a mechanical model of the thermowell results in pressure and velocity limits due to the combination of steady-state and oscillatory forces acting on the thermowell. In evaluating an existing design or in designing a thermowell for given applications, the complete range of operating conditions for the thermowell, from start-up to emergency conditions, shall be considered. Factors that reduce the thermal mass of the thermowell and measurement errors are those that tend to reduce strength. Thermowell design consists of achieving accurate and reliable temperature measurement without compromising mechanical integrity or fluid containment. In all cases, the mechanical strength requirements shall control. mal degradation of thermal performance include the following: (a) locating a larger fillet radius at the support plane (b) locating the support plane away from a weld or heat-affected zone of a weld (c) avoiding threaded installations

6-1.2.2 Factors Improving Thermal Performance. Factors that improve thermal performance with minimal degradation of mechanical strength include the following:
(a) use of the smallest practical bore size (b) insulation of the outside of the pipe to reduce heat flux along the sensor axis

6-2 CORROSION AND EROSION
Refer to subsection 5-1 for considerations on materials selection for corrosive environments. For applications where corrosion or erosion of the outer thermowell surface cannot be avoided, the designer shall establish a corrosion allowance, c. It is emphasized that the use of a corrosion allowance alone is insufficient at ensuring structural integrity of the thermowell in cases when stress corrosion is present. When a corrosion allowance is included, thermowell ratings for maximum allowable pressure and maximum allowable fluid velocity shall be calculated for three cases: (a) initial thermowell dimensions (b) a thermowell design with tip thickness t and outer diameter at the support plane, A, reduced by c; all other dimensions as in (a) (c) a thermowell design with tip thickness t and outer diameter at the tip, B, reduced by c; all other dimensions as in (a) Cases described in (b) and (c) are intended to approximate two extreme cases of corrosion and erosion: case (b), where the thermowell loses material at the root; and case (c), where the thermowell loses material at the tip. If finite element calculations are performed to determine this effect, assume that the value of c varies linearly along the length of the thermowell, from zero at the tip to c at the root for case (b), and from c at the tip to zero at the support plane for case (c).
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6-1.2 Optimization of Thermowell Design
Proper design of a thermowell requires that the sensor mounted inside the thermowell attain thermal equilibrium with the process fluid. Thermal modeling of the sensor response is outside the scope of this Standard (refer to the latest version of PTC 19.3 for guidance). This Section briefly summarizes general design rules that will optimize the sensor performance within the constraints of the mechanical strength requirements. A high fluid-velocity rating for the thermowell requires a sufficiently high natural frequency for the thermowell (subsection 6-8) and sufficiently low oscillatory stresses (subsection 6-10). Higher natural frequencies result from decreasing the unsupported length, L, increasing the support-plane diameter, A, and decreasing the tip diameter, B. Lower oscillatory stresses result from decreasing length L and increasing diameter A. A higher static pressure rating (subsection 6-13) requires increasing the value of tip diameter B. In contrast, good thermal performance favors increasing length L and decreasing diameters A and B.

6-1.2.1 Factors Improving Mechanical Strength.? Factors that improve mechanical strength with mini-

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Fig. 6-3.1-1? Fluid-Induced Forces and Assignment of Axes for Calculation of Thermowell Stresses

X V

Y

Z In-line forces

Fluid vortices downstream

Transverse forces

The maximum allowable pressure and maximum allowable fluid velocity shall be the minimum of the values obtained for the three cases above.

interaction and at the same time retains sufficient accuracy for the reliable calculation of velocity ratings of the thermowell.

6-3 FLOW-INDUCED THERMOWELL STRESSES
6-3.1 Overview of Flow-Induced Stresses
The flow-induced stresses are modeled as a distributed force acting on a flexible beam. The total force on the beam is proportional to the projected area of the thermowell normal to the flow direction. While the hydrostatic-pressure stresses control rupture strength of the thermowell, the bending stresses and the possibility of flow-induced resonance dominate its velocity rating. The pressure stresses are primarily circumferential, while the flow-induced stresses are in the form of longitudinal bending stresses. These are greatest at the support plane of the thermowell and distributed about the neutral axis as with any transversely loaded beam. The fluid forces acting on the thermowell are directed ? along the flow direction y (drag) and transverse direction x ? (lift) [2–4] as shown in Fig. 6-3.1-1. These can be represented as a vector acting on the centerline of the thermowell:
F(t) 5 [FD 1 Fd sin(2?st)]y ? 1 F1 cos(?st)x ?

6-3.2 Force Amplitudes
The force amplitudes should be expressed as a force per unit area, Pb , acting on the projected area, Ap, of the thermowell, for that portion of the thermowell that is exposed to the flow stream. There are three cases:
FD 5 Ap PD Fd 5 Ap Pd Fl 5 Ap Pl

(6-3-2)

where subscript D 5 conventional steady-drag forces subscript d 5 oscillating-drag (in-line) forces subscript l 5 oscillating-lift (transverse) forces The symbol Pb is used below to denote any one of the three forces per unit area, PD, Pd, or Pl. Each of the forces should be interpreted as effective pressures, PD, Pd, and Pl, having the form
PD 5 1 2 ? CDV 2 1 Pd 5 ? CdV 2 2 1 Pl 5 ? ClV 2  (6-3-3) 2

(6-3-1)

where fs 5 ?s/2p is the Strouhal frequency discussed in subsection 6-4. Forces acting along the flow direction are termed “in-line”; forces acting along a direction normal to the flow are termed “transverse.” Approximating the fluid forces as two orthogonal components normal to the thermowell axis greatly simplifies the fluid-structure
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where CD, Cd, and Cl 5 constants (see para. 6-4.2) V 5 velocity of the process fluid ? 5 density of the process fluid Summing the forces per unit area of eq. (6-3-3) over the thermowell projected area, while invoking a coherent vortex shedding process based on the vortex shedding rate at the tip, results in a conservative estimate

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of the excitation forces and resultant bending stresses. These assumptions result in a lower bound estimate of the conditions that lead to stress failure.

(d) The thermowell material is not subject to stress corrosion or embrittlement. The calculation of the external pressure rating (subsection 6-13) shall still be performed. Designers are cautioned that if the in-line resonance is excited at fluid velocities below 0.64?m/s (2.1?ft/?sec), sustained operation on resonance may damage the temperature sensor even if the risk of mechanical thermowell failure is very small.

6-3.3 Choice of Maximum Velocity Value
In all cases, design calculations shall take into account the possibility of flow increases above the design rating of the mechanical equipment and for process upset conditions. Specific flow maximums should be used where such data are available. Examples include start-up, shutdown, process upset, and pressure-relief conditions. Pre-start-up conditions such as steam blows for pipe clean out shall also be considered. In the case of highpressure steam blows, the fluid velocities can greatly exceed 100? m/s (300? ft/sec), and thermowells shall be designed for these conditions.

6-3.7 Pulsed Flow
The analysis of thermowell response to fluid flow in this document presumes a steady fluid velocity. Pulsating flows where the fluid velocity varies at a frequency close to the natural frequency of the thermowell can also excite thermowell vibrations. Thermowell failures have been attributed to the exposure of a thermowell to pulsating fluid flow (e.g., thermowell failures have been seen for installations close to the discharge of a centrifugal pump). Designers should consider possible sources of flow pulsations.

6-3.4 Flow-Induced Vibration of Thermowell Arrays
This Standard addresses the vibration of a single thermowell in a fluid flow and does not address the interactions of multiple thermowells in close proximity. Flow-induced vibrations of arrays of tubes are discussed in ASME BPVC Section III-A, Appendix N, Section N-1300.

6-4 STROUHAL NUMBER, DRAG COEFFICIENTS, AND LIFT COEFFICIENT
6-4.1 Strouhal Number
The shedding of vortexes by a thermowell subject to transverse fluid flow produces a periodic force on the thermowell [4, 5]. The frequency of the vortex shedding, fs, is related to the fluid velocity by the dimensionless Strouhal number, NS:
fs 5 ?s 2p 5 NS V B

6-3.5 Turbulence-Induced Vibration of Thermowells
This Standard addresses the dynamic vibration caused by vortex shedding but does not address the incoherent excitation of structural vibrations by broad-band, high-frequency turbulence. This excitation mechanism can be important for short, slender [e.g., 6? cm (2.5? in.) long by 1? cm (0.4? in.) diameter] thermowells in high flows. These cases require specialized analysis beyond the scope of the present Standard. ASME BPVC Section III-A, Appendix N, Section N-1340 provides guidance on turbulence-induced vibrations.



(6-4-1)

6-3.6 Low Fluid Velocities
At very low fluid velocities, the risk of thermowell failure is greatly reduced. The calculations of naturalfrequency and corresponding-frequency limits (subsections 6-5 to 6-8), steady-state stress (para. 6-12.2), and oscillating stress (para. 6-12.3) do not need to be performed provided the following criteria are met: (a) The process fluid has a maximum velocity less than 0.64?m/s (2.1?ft/sec). (b) The thermowell dimensions satisfy the limits (1) A 2 d >?9.55 mm (0.376?in.) (2) L < 0.61?m (24 in.) (3) A > B?>?12.7?mm (0.5?in.) (c) The thermowell material satisfies S? >? 69? MPa (10?ksi) and Sf?>?21?MPa (3 ksi).

where B 5 tip diameter of the thermowell Machined thermowells of dimensions within the scope of this Standard have Strouhal numbers characteristic of rough-surfaced cylinders [6]. A correlation of available experimental data gives the Strouhal number as a function of the Reynolds number [7]:
for 22 # Re , 1, 300 ? 0.22(1 2 22 / Re ) ? 2 ? 0.213 2 0.0248 ? ? Log 10 ( Re / 1, 300 ) ? ? NS 5 ? 3 5 ? Log 10 ( Re / 1, 300 ) ? ?10.0095 ? ? for 1,300 # Re , 5 3 10 ? 0.22 for 5 3 10 5 # Re , 5 3 107 ?



(6-4-2)

In eq. (6-4-2), the Reynolds number is calculated using the tip diameter:
Re 5 VB? m or Re 5 VB n

(6-4-3)

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where m 5 dynamic viscosity n 5 kinematic viscosity r 5 fluid density at flowing conditions For thermowell design, the Strouhal number may also be calculated from a simplified, conservative approximation of eq. (6-4-2):
NS ? 0.22

Finally

5 (100,000 lb/hr)(1 hr/3,600 sec)/ (0.19635 ft2) 5 141.47 lb/(ft2?sec) Re 5 BVr /m 5 0.052083 ft?3?141.47 lb/(ft2?sec)/2.07 3?10?5 lb/(ft?sec) 5 3.56?3?105

(6-4-4)

6-4.2 Drag and Lift Coefficients
For design purposes, the eq. (6-3-3) coefficients for conventional-drag, oscillating-drag, and oscillating-lift pressures shall be CD 5 1.4 Cd 5 0.1 Cl 5 1.0 (6-4-5)

For Reynolds numbers above approximately 100, the Strouhal number depends only weakly on the value of fluid viscosity. For a Reynolds number between 103 and 5?3?105, the viscosity needs to be known only to within a factor of 2. For Reynolds numbers greater than 5? 3?105, the viscosity needs to be known only well enough to confirm that Re?.?5?3?105. References [8, 9, and 17] should be consulted for typical viscosity values. If the viscosity is difficult to determine, eq. (6-4-4) should be used for the Strouhal number.

6-5 NATURAL FREQUENCY OF THERMOWELLS
6-5.1 Transverse Vibrations
The natural frequency of transverse vibrations of a thermowell mounted to a support is a function of (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) elastic properties of the thermowell mass per unit length shear and rotational inertia at small values of L/A support compliance added mass of the fluid added mass of the sensor

6-4.1.1 Example.? Superheated steam at a temperature of 1,000°F and a pressure of 2,000? psig flows through a pipe of 6-in. diameter at 100,000?lb/hr, past a thermowell with a tip diameter of 0.625?in. What is the Reynolds number?
(a) Calculation in SI Units From steam tables [8, 9], the dynamic fluid viscosity m?5 3.079?3?10?5?Pa?s. Input parameters for the Reynolds number calculation are B 5 0.625 in.?3?(0.0254 m/in.) 5 0.015875 m Pipe radius 5 Rp 5 (6 in./2)(0.0254 m/in.) 5 0.0762 m Pipe area 5 pRp2 5 0.018241 m2 rV 5 (density)?3?(flow velocity) 5 (mass flow rate) / (pipe area) 5 (100,000 lb/hr)(0.454 kg/lb)(1 hr/ 3,600 sec) /(0.018241 m2) 5 691.36 kg/(m2?s) Finally Re 5 BVr/m 5 0.015875 m?3?691.36 kg/ (m2?s/3.079?3?10?5 Pa?s) 5 3.56?3?105 (b) Calculation in U.S. Customary Units From steam tables [8, 9], the dynamic fluid viscosity m?5 2.07?3?10?5 lb/(ft?sec). Input parameters for the Reynolds number calculation are B 5 0.625 in.?3?(1 ft/12 in.) 5 0.052083 ft Pipe radius 5 R 5 (6 in./2)(1 ft/12 in.) 5 0.25 ft Pipe area 5 pR2 5 0.19635 ft2 rV 5 (density)?3?(flow velocity) 5 (mass flow rate)/(pipe area)
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The formulas of subsection 6-5 establish a conservative estimate of the natural frequency of common industrial thermowells by applying a series of correction factors to an idealized beam having the mean dimensions of the actual thermowell. Nonuniform cross sections, shear, and rotational inertia are all accounted for using the frequency factor, Hf?, in para. 6-5.3, Step 3. Foundation compliance, accounted for with the compliance factor, Hc?, is treated in subsection 6-6. The added mass of the fluid is accounted for with the factor Ha,f?, and added sensor mass is accounted for with Ha,s. While there are an infinite number of vibrational modes for a thermowell, the lowest-order resonance (i.e., the natural frequency including effects of support compliance), f nc , controls the onset of flow-induced resonance.

6-5.2 Finite Element Methods
The natural frequency of a thermowell may be calculated using finite element methods, provided the software is validated by comparison of calculated frequencies with the results obtained in para. 6-5.3.

6-5.3 Calculations and Correction Factors? Step 1. Calculate an average outer diameter, Da, for the thermowell. For straight thermowells, Da is the outer shank diameter. For tapered thermowells, set Da? 5? (A? +? B)/2. For step-shank thermowells, set Da 5 A.

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Step 2. Calculate the approximate natural frequency of the thermowell as
fa 5 1.8752 ? EI ? ?m? ? 2p ?
1/2

Table 6-5.3-1? Parameters for Natural Frequency Calculation for Step-Shank Thermowells
Parameters c1 c2 c3 c4 c5 c6 c7 c8 c9 c10

1 L

2

(6-5-1)

B = 2.22 cm (0.875 in.)
1.410 20.949 20.091 1.132 21.714 0.865 0.861 1.000 9.275 27.466

B = 1.27 cm (0.50 in.)
1.407 20.839 20.022 1.022 22.228 1.594 1.313 0.362 8.299 25.376

where E 5 elastic modulus at the operating temperature I 5 p(Da4 – d4)/64, the second moment of inertia L 5 unsupported length of the thermowell rmp (Da2 – d2)/4, the mass per unit length of the m5 thermowell When performing calculations with U.S. Customary units, and when E is given in units of pounds per square inch (equivalent to lbf/in.2, or psi), the conversion factor 386.088?in.-lb?5?1?lbf?sec2 is used to convert the units of E to pounds per inch per second squared. See para. 8-1.2 for an example. Step 3. Calculate the correction factor, Hf, for deviations from a solid beam of uniform cross section. For straightshank or tapered thermowells, use the correlation
Hf 5
2 1 1 1 2 B/A ) 1 (1 2 B/A ) ? 0.99 ? ? ( ? 3[120.8 ( d / Da )] 1 1 1.1 ( Da/L )



(6-5-2)

or alternatively, set Ha,f 5 1.0 exactly for steam service or similar low-density gas, or Ha,f 5 0.94 for liquid water. For a highly dense liquid, Ha,f may be considerably lower (e.g., Ha,f 5 0.90 for a fluid density of 1 600 kg/m3 and a thermowell density of 8 000 kg/m3). Step 5. Calculate the sensor-mass correction factor Ha,s: ? ?s ? 1 (6-5-5) ? ? 2 2?m ? (Da/d ) ? 1 ? ? ? where rs 5 average density of the temperature sensor to be inserted in the thermowell. For a sensor with compacted, mineral-insulated, metal-sheathed construction (either resistance thermometer or thermocouple), a typical sensor density is rs 5 2 700 kg/m3 (169 lb/ft3), and this value should be used in the absence of detailed information on the sensor design. Alternatively, set Ha,s 5 0.96 for a 0.25-in. nominal sensor diameter, or Ha,s 5 0.93 for a 0.375-in. nominal sensor diameter. Ha,s = 1 ? Step 6. The lowest-order natural frequency of the thermowell with ideal support is given by fn 5 Hf Ha,f Ha,s fa (6-5-6)

where A 5 thermowell diameter at the support plane B 5 thermowell diameter at the tip Da 5 average thermowell diameter 5 (A?+?B)/2 d 5 bore diameter For step-shank thermowells of nominal 0.66-cm (0.26-in.) bore, and tip diameters of either 1.27? cm (0.5?in.) or 2.22?cm (0.875?in.), use the correlation
H f 5 ( y12b 1 y 22b ) y1 5 [ c1 ( A / B) 1 c2 ] (LS / L) 1 [ c3 ( A / B) 1 c4 ] y 2 5 [ c5 ( A / B) 1 c6 ] (LS / L) 1 [ c7 ( A / B) 1 c8 ] b 5 [ c9 ( A / B) 1 c10 ]
21/b



(6-5-3)

where the parameters ci are given in Table 6-5.3-1, and LS is the length of the reduced-diameter section of the thermowell. Interpolation is not allowed between the entries for Table 6-5.3-1, although the designer may use appropriate beam models or finite-element methods to determine the Hf for thermowells of other dimensions. The value of Hf will be approximately 1 for slender thermowells with L/A . 10 and A?5?B. For short thermowells or for those for which A???B, values of Hf will depend in detail on the taper ratio, bore diameter, and existence of any step; values may vary from approximately 0.6 to 1.5. Step 4. Calculate the added mass correction factor for the fluid, Ha,f??: H a, f = 1 ? ? 2?m (6-5-4)

6-6 MOUNTING COMPLIANCE FACTOR
The natural frequency, fn, of a cantilever beam is calculated assuming an ideal, rigid base. In practice, however, this ideal is never achieved, and it is necessary to account for a significant reduction in natural frequency that results from flexibility of the thermowell mount or support [10]. The in situ natural frequency of the mounted thermowell is expressed in terms of a support flexibility or compliance factor, Hc, as
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f nc = H c f n

(6-6-1)

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The foundation compliance is highly sensitive to the radius of curvature b of the thermowell shank and support transition (see Fig. 4-1-1). For cases where the support plane for the thermowell is at the thermowell root with fillet radius b [e.g., see Fig. 4-1-4, illustration (c) or (d)], the general form of the mounting-compliance frequency factor is
Hc 5 1 2

thermowell. The increased susceptibility of small-bore fittings to vibration fatigue is well known, and practices designed to minimize the risk of cantilevered small-bore fittings also apply to thermowell connections and electrical-connection-head top works.

( K M / E) 32 L[1 1 1.5(b / A)]2

1

p A 2d

(

4

4

)



(6-6-2)

6-7 UNSUPPORTED LENGTH, DIAMETER, AND FILLET RADIUS
For the purpose of calculating the natural frequency of a thermowell, the unsupported length L shall be taken as the axial distance from the tip of the thermowell to the point where the thermowell is rigidly supported. The effect of support compliance (flexibility) is included by a series of correction factors applied to the ideal case. In some installations, or for some varieties of thermowells, the definition of the unsupported length and the corresponding diameter A and fillet radius b is not obvious. Guidance for a variety of thermowell types is given below and illustrated in Fig. 6-6-1. (a) Lap-Joint and Flanged Thermowells. For flanged thermowells, the unsupported length extends from the tip of the thermowell to the flanged face that is part of the machined thermowell. (b) Threaded Thermowells. A threaded connection has greater compliance than a semi-infinite base. If the unsupported length is taken as the distance between the tip of the thermowell and the first engagement of the thread, then the increased compliance of the threaded joint (not including any additional compliance of the piping beyond the joint) should be accounted for by using

where A 5 root diameter of the thermowell b 5 fillet radius at the root of the thermowell E 5 elastic modulus of the thermowell material rotational stiffness of the thermowell support KM 5  (discussed below) L 5 unsupported length of the thermowell When the fillet radius at the root of the thermowell, b, is not known, it shall be set to zero. For weld-in installations where the weld fillet is not located directly at the root of the thermowell, the fillet radius b is not equivalent to the fillet radius of the weld. Instead, the value of b shall be determined from the fillet geometry at the root. For cases in which the support plane of the thermowell has a geometry without a clear fillet at the support plane (e.g., see the indicated unsupported length in Fig. 6-6-1 for socketweld or weld-in thermowells), set b equal to zero. The stiffness, KM, relates the angular displacement, du, of the thermowell at its support plane to a bending moment, M, applied to the thermowell: KM ? ?? 5 M (6-6-3)



H c 5 1 2 0.9 ( A / L)

(6-7-1)

For a beam of uniform circular cross section with outside diameter D supported by a semi-infinite base of the same modulus as the thermowell material, KM is given by
KM 5 ?D? ?2? ? 0.787 ? E
3



(6-6-4)

Since the base compliance depends predominantly on the root diameter, eq. (6-6-2) should be applied to thermowells of general geometry by replacing D with A. Approximating A4? –? d4 by 0.99 A4, one obtains for a semi-infinite base
H c 5 1 2 (0.61) ( A / L) [1 1 1.5(b / A)]2



(6-6-5)

The value of KM attained in practice may be significantly less than that of eq. (6-6-4), due either to the flexibility of the supporting piping or to the flexibility of the thermowell attachment to the piping [11]. Reference [11], models of the piping system under static load, or literature results should be used to determine KM. For thermowells installed in thin-wall pipes with outer connection heads, the mass of the head will cause a significant perturbation on the resonance frequency of the
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The support-point diameter, A, shall be equal to the diameter of the thermowell shank at the beginning of the transition to the threaded section of the thermowell. Although there may be a fillet between the shank and the threaded portion of the thermowell, this fillet does not effectively reduce the bending compliance of the thermowell or reduce stress concentration at the threads. Consequently, the fillet radius shall be taken as b 5 0. (c) Socket-Weld Thermowells. The clearance between a socket adaptor and the thermowell wall is sufficiently large that the joint between the adaptor and thermowell wall cannot be treated as an interference fit. In this case, the unsupported length extends from the tip of the thermowell to the point on the thermowell where the socket is welded to the adaptor. For design purposes, this point shall be taken as the midpoint of the thermowell weld collar, as indicated in Fig. 6-6-1. The base diameter, A, shall be taken as the diameter of the thermowell shank at the transition to the weld collar, and the fillet radius shall be taken as b 5 0. (d) Weld-In Thermowells. The unsupported length will depend on how far the thermowell is inserted into the pipe and on the degree of penetration of the weld. Weld

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Fig. 6-6-1? Unsupported Length of Thermowells

Unsupported length

Unsupported length

(a) Threaded Thermowell

(d) Flanged Thermowell

Unsupported length

Unsupported length

Thermowell weld collar (b) Socket Weld Thermowell (e) Lap-Joint (Van Stone) Thermowell

Thermowell weld collar

Unsupported length

Unsupported length

Do not bottom thermowell in fitting (c) Socket Weld Thermowell (f) Tapered-Shank Weld-In Thermowell Installed Directly Into Pipe Wall

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specifications and tolerances for those specifications shall be taken into account when determining the unsupported length, which shall be taken as the longest length possible within the weld and location tolerances. Eqs. (6-6-2) and (6-6-5) for thermowell bending compliance and eq. (6-12-4) for stress-concentration factor apply only for weld fillets on the inside of the pipe. Consequently, the fillet radius shall be taken as b 5 0 even if there is a substantial fillet on the outside of the pipe. (e) Thermowells With Support Collars. Support collars or other means of support are outside the scope of the Standard. The use of support collars is not generally recommended, as rigid support can be obtained only with an interference fit between the support collar and the installed piping. In special cases, small supportcollar gaps filled with a viscous process fluid may add significant damping, thereby suppressing thermowell resonances, and engineering models that account for the degree of support and fluid damping may be useful. Such designs require methods beyond the scope of this Standard. If a section of thermowell shank of increased diameter is used in the support-collar design, the added mass will shift the natural frequency of the thermowell, and the correlations for natural frequency supplied in this Standard do not apply. Note that for Fig. 6-6-1, illustrations (b) and (c), the support plane for the thermowell is located at the intersection of the seal weld and the clearance gap between the thermowell shank and the adaptor. Such cases where the thermowell root is geometrically similar to a crack have reduced fatigue strength and should be avoided when the limiting factor for the thermowell velocity rating is fatigue strength.

6-8 FREQUENCY LIMIT
6-8.1 Overview
When a thermowell is immersed in a flowing fluid, the shedding of vortices produces the following two types of force on the thermowell (see Fig. 6-3.1-1): (a) an oscillating-lift force, transverse to the fluid flow at frequency fs (b) an oscillating-drag force, in-line with the fluid flow at frequency 2fs As the fluid velocity is increased, the rate of vortex shedding increases linearly while the magnitude of the forces increases with the square of the fluid velocity. The thermowell responds elastically according to the force distribution and its variation in time. Should the vortex shedding rate coincide with the natural frequency of the thermowell, resonance occurs and is attended with a dramatic increase in the dynamic bending stresses. The fluid velocity at which this takes place is referred to as a velocity critical. There are a minimum of two velocity criticals for each natural frequency of the thermowell: one describing the lift and the other describing the in18

line response. These should not be confused with the critical velocity marking the transition to turbulent boundary-layer flow. Since the in-line force fluctuates at twice the frequency of the lift excitation, the corresponding velocity critical is approximately one-half that required for lift resonance. For any given fluid velocity, both forces are acting on the thermowell with the result that the tip of the thermowell sweeps out an orbital (Lissajou figure) that changes shape as the fluid velocity is increased. If the natural frequency of the thermowell overlaps with either fs or 2fs, a large resonant buildup in vibration amplitude can occur, resulting in failure of either the thermowell or the temperature sensor mounted in the thermowell (see Fig. 6-8.1-1). Because fs is proportional to fluid velocity V, the in-line resonance occurs at half the velocity of the transverse resonance. Although the in-line force is only weakly excited, large vibration amplitudes may still be encountered due to the low damping of typical thermowells [3, 12–15]. The vibration amplitude is proportional to the force per unit area exerted by the fluid (see para. 6-3.2 and subsection 6-10) and the magnification factor (see subsection 6-9). Figure 6-8.1-2 illustrates the variation of vibration amplitude with fluid velocity. Because the elastic response of the thermowell and the vortex shedding process are so closely coupled, the actual vortex shedding process is extremely nonlinear and can be expected to be captured or locked onto the structural resonance of the thermowell [2]. This capture takes place as the vortex shedding rate approaches a natural frequency of the thermowell. As the beam responds, the vortex shedding rate tends to settle onto the resonant frequency of the beam and remains locked in for a considerable range of fluid velocities (refer to paras. 6-8.4 and 6-8.5). The natural frequency of thermowells may be as high as several thousand hertz; together with the lock-in phenomenon, it is possible for a thermowell to encounter many thousands of fatigue cycles in a single start-up process, even if the vortex shedding rate does not coincide with the natural frequency of the thermowell during steady-state process conditions. To prevent the occurrence of lock-in phenomena and to limit the buildup of vibration amplitudes to a safe value, the resonant frequency of the installed thermowell shall be sufficiently higher than either the in-line or the transverse resonance condition. Operation of the thermowell through the in-line resonance is allowed only if the cyclic stresses at the resonance condition are acceptably small (see paras. 6-8.4 and 6-8.5). The user is cautioned, however, that even if a thermowell is sufficiently strong to withstand in-line resonance, tip vibration at an in-line resonance may be extreme, leading to sensor degradation or destruction. In all cases, operation near the transverse resonance condition shall be avoided completely, other than exceptions discussed in para. 6-12.5.

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Fig. 6-8.1-1? Schematic Indicating Excitation of Resonances When Excitation Frequency Coincides With the Thermowell Natural Frequency
Frequency In-line (drag) excitation Transverse (lift)

fn

Nominal resonance condition Approximate lock-in range Fluid Velocity GENERAL NOTE: Lock-in between the fluid vortices and the thermowell mechanical resonances can cause a resonance condition within the approximate boundaries indicated by the gray boxes.

Fig. 6-8.1-2? Schematic Showing the Amplitude Response of a Thermowell Subjected to Fluid-Induced Forces as Solid Lines, for In-Line and Transverse Excitation Modes
c fs ? 0.4fn c fs ? 0.8fn

Vibration Amplitude

In-line resonance

Transverse resonance

Fluid Velocity GENERAL NOTE: The frequency limits discussed in paras. 6-8.2 to 6-8.4 are shown as dotted lines. The figure ignores lock-in effects, which can shift the locations of the resonances, as shown in Fig. 6-8.1-1.

6-8.2 Frequency Limit for Low-Density Gases
For fluids of sufficiently low density and with Re?,?105, the intrinsic damping of the thermowell sufficiently suppresses the in-line vibrations due to vortex shedding. The intrinsic damping factor, z, of common thermowells should be conservatively set at 0.0005 [2]. Values of z known from direct modal measurements should be used, although the designer is cautioned that the damping factor is not highly reproducible among multiple thermowells of similar design and may depend on details of the thermowell mounting, such as gasket choice for flanged thermowells. Calculate the mass damping factor, or Scruton number, as
NSc 5 p2 ? (rm / r)[1 2 (d/B)2]

If NSc? .? 2.5 and Re? ,? 105, in-line resonance is suppressed, and the installed natural frequency of the thermowell shall satisfy
fS , 0.8 f nc

(6-8-2)

If NSc? .?64 and Re? ,?105, both transverse and in-line resonances are suppressed. Designs for a fluid velocity beyond the limit of eq. (6-8-2) are possible but shall consider the excitation of higher-order thermowell resonances. These calculations are beyond the scope of this Standard. If NSc?#?2.5 or Re?$?105, the limits of 6-8.3 shall apply.

(6-8-1)
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6-8.3 Frequency Limit for the General Case
If the conditions in para. 6-8.2 do not apply, establish the frequency limit of the thermowell as described in the following four steps: Step 1. If the damping factor is known, set the magnification factor FM ′ for in-line resonance to 1/(2z). Otherwise, set the amplification factor for in-line resonance to 1/ (2z)?5?1,000, an upper limit for amplification exactly on resonance. The requirement that the natural resonance coincides with the in-line resonance also fixes the amplification factor for the transverse resonance to a value of 4/3 [obtained by evaluating eq. (6-9-1) with r?5?0.5]. If the Strouhal number is calculated with the correlation of eq. (6-4-2), set the fluid velocity for the in-line resonance to
? Bf nc ? ? 2NS ? c ? Bf n VIR 5 ? ? 2NS ? c ? Bf n ? 2NS ? 22m ? 22m ? 12 1 ? B? V ? ? B? ? for 22 # Re , 1, 300

6-8.4 Frequency Limit When the In-Line Resonance Does Not Limit Operation
In cases where the thermowell passes the cyclic stress condition for operation at the in-line resonance condition, care shall still be taken that in steady state the flow condition will not coincide with the thermowell resonance. The steady-state fluid velocity should meet one of the following conditions: or
fS (steady state) < 0.4 f nc

(6-8-8)



0.6 f nc , fS (steady state) , 0.8 f nc

(6-8-9)

Graphically, these conditions are equivalent to operation at a fluid velocity intermediate between the two gray boxes in Fig. 6-8.1-1.

? ? Bf nc ? ? a(R) 5 Log 10 ? ?1 2 ? ? for 1, 300 # Re , 5 3 10 NS ? 2NSV ? ? ? ? ? for 5 3 10 5 # Re , 107

6-8.5 Passing Through the In-Line Critical
In cases where the thermowell design fails the cyclic stress condition for steady-state operation, transient exposure to the in-line resonance condition may be allowable, provided that certain criteria are met. A thermowell with a natural-frequency intermediate between the steady-state Strouhal frequency (which excites transverse vibrations) and twice the Strouhal frequency (which excites in-line vibrations) is subjected to large-amplitude vibration only for limited periods on start-up or shutdown, as the in-line vibrations are excited only when twice the Strouhal frequency coincides with the natural frequency of the thermowell. Passage through the in-line resonance is allowed only if all of the following conditions are met: (a) The process fluid is a gas. (b) The thermowell is exposed to the in-line resonance condition only on start-up, shutdown, or other infrequent transient variations in fluid velocity. (c) The sustained or steady-state peak stress is less than the fatigue limit for the number of cycles. (d) The process fluid is known to not cause metallurgical changes to the thermowell material that would significantly reduce the fatigue resistance. (e) The potential consequences of thermowell failure to equipment or personnel are sufficiently limited to be acceptable. The number of cycles sustained for each flow-velocity transient shall be calculated assuming that lock-in phenomena occurs for a range of forcing frequencies equal to 20% of the natural frequency. If the criteria above are met, the designer shall evaluate the maximum stresses when the thermowell is excited at its natural frequency, in accordance with subsection 6-12, and determine whether the thermowell has sufficient fatigue strength for the expected number of start-up and shutdown events encountered by the thermowell in its lifetime.
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 where a( R) = 0.0285R 2 ? 0.0496 R R = Log 10 (Re / Re0 ) Re0 = 1, 300

(6-8-3)



(6-8-4)

and NS is evaluated at the design velocity V, and not at the value VIR [the factors to the right of ( Bf nc ) ( 2NS ) correct for the difference in NS at V and at VIR]. If the Strouhal number is calculated with the simplified relation of eq. (6-4-4), set the fluid velocity for the in-line resonance to
VIR = Bf nc 2NS



(6-8-5)

Step 2. Evaluate the cyclic drag stress following subsection 6-12. The cyclic lift stress should be neglected in evaluating the peak oscillatory bending stress [see eq. (6-10-6) and paras. 6-10.2 to 6-10.5]. Step 3. If the thermowell passes the cyclic stress condition [eq. (6-12-1)] for operation at the in-line resonance condition, the installed natural frequency, f nc , shall satisfy
fS < 0.8 f nc

(6-8-6)

Step 4. If the thermowell fails the cyclic stress condition for operation at the in-line resonance condition, the installed natural frequency, f nc, shall be high enough to limit excitation of the in-line resonance, as shown in Figs. 6-8.1-1 and 6-8.1-2. In this case, f nc shall satisfy
fS < 0.4 f nc

(6-8-7)

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Note that the design rules of PTC 19.3 TW ensure only the mechanical integrity of the thermowell. Passage through the in-line resonance may cause a severe vibration of the thermowell tip resulting in unacceptable sensor damage or drift.

6-9 MAGNIFICATION FACTOR
6-9.1 Magnification Factor Away From Resonance
The magnification factor, FM, equals the ratio of thermowell deflection and stress at a given frequency to the deflection and stress at zero frequency. For frequencies outside the lock-in band of the vortex frequency [the lock-in band is equivalent to an r value in eqs. (6-9-1) and (6-9-2) in the range 0.8? ,? r? ,?1.2] and at frequencies low enough that only the natural frequency of the thermowell is appreciably excited, the simple expressions below accurately model the magnification factor. In the case of transverse lift resonance, the magnification factor is
FM 5 1 12 r 2 fs f
c n

in special cases where a thermowell is supported along its shank, the support plane will be at the thermowell root. As shown in Fig. 6-10.1-1, stresses for fluid-flow-induced forces are obtained from the relation between the second moment of the beam, M, the moment of inertia, I, and the longitudinal stress in the thermowell:
?2yM I for steady-state stresses ? Sz 5 ?2yMFM I for lift resonance stresses  (6-10-1) ?2yMF ’ I for drag resonance stresses M ?

Eq. (6-10-1) is evaluated at x?5?0, y?5?D(zs)/2 (steadystate and oscillating-drag stresses) or x?5?D(zs)/2, y?5?0 (oscillating-lift stresses), and z 5 zs, where zs is equal to either zero for evaluation of stress at the support plane, or to the distance from the support plane of the thermocouple to the cross section where the stress is evaluated. [For the common case of a thermowell supported at its root, eq. (6-10-1) is evaluated at z? 5?0 and either x? 5?0, y?5?A/2, or x?5?A/2, y?5?0.] The general equation relating peak-second moment for each type of force acting on the thermowell is
Mb 5 Pb


r5



(6-9-1)

L

zs

∫ D(z) ( z 2 z )dz
s

(6-10-2)

ing the reduction in the thermowell vibration frequency due to compliance of the foundation or support. For the case of in-line resonances, the magnification factor is
FM ′ 5 1 1 ? (r′) 2 fs f nc
2

f nc being the natural frequency of the thermowell includ-


r′ 5



(6-9-2)

where P b denotes either PD, P d, or P l and is equal to the force per unit area applied transverse to the beam. For a thermowell shielded from fluid flow for a distance L 0 from the thermowell root, L0 replaces z s as the lower limit of the integration in eq. (6-10-2), and the result for M b is used in eq. (6-10-1) to obtain the value of Sz. For calculation purposes, it is convenient to define G as
G≡ Mb D( zs ) 2Pb I ( zs ) 5

6-9.2 Magnification Factor Near Resonance
When the natural frequency of the thermowell falls within the lock-in band of the vortex frequency, the thermowell deflection is limited by the intrinsic damping factor, z, of the thermowell. At resonance, the maximum magnification factor is
FM ,
’ max

∫ p ( D( zs )4 2 d 4 ) z

32D( zs )

L
s

D( z) ( z 2 zs ) dz  (6-10-3)

5

1 2z 1

for excitation of a transverse (lift) resonance

FM , max 5 2z for excitation of an in-line (drag) resonance (6-9-3)

6-10 BENDING STRESSES
6-10.1 Point of Maximum Stress
The peak stresses occur on the outside surface of the thermowell at the support plane for taper and straight-shank thermowells, and at either the support plane or the base of the reduced-diameter section of shank for step-shank thermowells. Except

The dimensionless quantity G depends only on the thermowell geometry. At the thermowell support point, G is evaluated with the lower limit of integration zs 5 max (0,? L0) and shall be denoted GSP. For step-shank thermowells, peak stress amplitudes need to be evaluated at the base of the reduced-diameter shank, of diameter B, as well as at the support point. In this case, G is evaluated with the lower limit of integration zs 5 max (L???LS, L0) and shall be denoted GRD. At the thermowell support point, the steady-state drag stress on the downstream side of the thermowell is
SD 5 Gb PD 5 Gb CD ? V 2 2



(6-10-4)

where the equation uses the convention that compressive stresses have a positive sign and Gb is a placeholder for either GSP for stress evaluated at the support point or GRD for stress evaluated at the reduced-diameter
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Fig. 6-10.1-1? Bending Moment, Stress at the Support Plane, and Locations of Maximum Steady-State or Oscillating In-Line Stress
Fluid velocity

y

S(x ? 0; y, z ? 0)

M

Maximum longitudinal bending stress (a) For a Tapered Thermowell

Fluid velocity

y

S(x ? 0; y, z ? 0)

M

Maximum longitudinal bending stress at step-shank base Maximum longitudinal bending stress at support plane (b) For a Step-Shank Thermowell Subject to Fluid-Flow

GENERAL NOTE: Locations for maximum oscillating transverse stress are located in the same plane, but at points rotated 90 deg about the thermowell axis.

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shank (see paras. 6-10.2 to 6-10.5). The amplitudes for oscillating-lift and oscillating-drag stresses are
SL 5 Gb FM Pl 5 Sd 5 G F P 5
’ b M d

6-10.4  Maximum Stress for Step-Shank Thermowells, No Shielding From Flow
For a step-shank thermowell, the peak stresses may occur either at the support plane of the thermowell or at the base of the reduced-diameter step shank. At the support plane, the parameter G is given as
GSP 5 16L2
4 ? pA ? ?1 2 ( d / A ) ? 2

Gb Cl FM ? V 2 2 ’ ? V2 Gb Cd FM 2



(6-10-5) (6-10-6)

Equation (6-4-5) gives coefficients CD, Cl, and Cd; eqs. (6-9-1) through (6-9-3) give magnification factors FM and FM ′ . The stress amplitudes are used in estimating the combined bending stress in subsection 6-12. For step-shank thermowells, peak stress amplitudes shall be evaluated at the base of the reduced-diameter shank, of diameter B, as well as at the support point. In this case, evaluating G at D(zs) 5 B for use in eqs. (6-10-4) through (6-10-6) gives the stress amplitudes at the base of the reduced-diameter shank.

{(B A) 1 ??12 (B A)?? ??12 (L

S

L )? ?

2

}



(6-10-9)

where the reduced-diameter step has length LS and diameter B. At the reduced-diameter shank step, the parameter G is given as
GRD 5 16LS 2
4 pB 2 ? 1 2 ( d / B ) ? ? ?



(6-10-10)

6-10.2  Maximum Stress for Tapered or Straight Thermowells, No Shielding From Flow
With no shielding for a tapered or straight thermowell subject to a constant force per unit area, eq. (6-10-2) is integrated along the whole thermowell length. The result for the parameter G is
GSP 5 16 L2
2 4

At the support plane of the thermowell, the steadystate drag stress and oscillating-lift and oscillatingdrag stresses are evaluated using eqs. (6-10-4) through (6-10-6) and the value of GSP from eq. (6-10-9). At the base of the reduced-diameter step shank, stress amplitudes are evaluated using eqs. (6-10-4) through (6-10-6) and the value of GRD from eq. (6-10-10).

3 pA ? ?1 2 ( d / A ) ?

[11 2(B A)] ?

(6-10-7)

6-10.5  Maximum Stress for Step-Shank Thermowells, Shielded From Flow
If the thermowell is shielded from fluid flow from the thermowell support plane to a distance L0 along the shank, the parameter G at the support plane for a stepshank thermowell is given as GSP = 16 L2
4 ? pA 2 ? ?1 ? ( d / A ) ? 2

The steady-state drag stress and oscillating-lift and oscillating-drag stress amplitudes are evaluated using eqs. (6-10-4) through (6-10-6) and the value of GSP from eq. (6-10-7).

6-10.3? Maximum Stress for Tapered or Straight Thermowells, Shielded From Flow
If the thermowell is shielded from fluid flow from the thermowell support plane to a distance L0 along the shank, the point of maximum stress shall be evaluated at the support plane for a straight or tapered thermowell. The parameter G is given as
GSP 5
2 3 ?1 2 ( L0 / L ) ? 4 ? 3 pA 2 ? 1 2 ( d / A ) ? ? ? ? 3 12 ( B /A 2 1) ?1 2 ( L0 / L ) ? ? ?

{(B A) + ? ?1 ? (B A )? ?
2

? ?1 ? ( LS L)? ? ? ( L0 L) GSP = 
2 3

}

for L0 < L ? LS



16BL ?1 ? ( L0 L)2 ? for L0 ≥ L ? LS 4 ? ? ? ? pA ?1 ? ( d / A ) ? (6-10-11)

16L2



{

}

(6-10-8)

At the reduced-diameter shank step, eq. (6-10-10) applies for shielding from fluid flow with L0? ,? L?–? LS. For L0?.?L?–?LS, the parameter G is given as GRD = ?1 ? ( L0 L)? ?? ? 2 ( LS L) ? 1 + ( L0 L)? ? 4 ? ? pB 2 ? ?1 ? ( d / B) ?  (6-10-12) 16 L2

The steady-state drag stress and oscillating-lift and oscillating-drag stress amplitudes are evaluated using eqs. (6-10-4) through (6-10-6) and the value of GSP from eq. (6-10-8). The majority of installed thermowells have some degree of shielding from fluid flow near the support point. However, the total second moment, and consequently the value of G, varies little from the shielded case when L0/L?,?1. For typical thermowells, the values of GSP evaluated using eqs. (6-10-7) and (6-10-8) will differ by less than approximately 10% if L0/L?,?0.3.
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At the support plane of the thermowell, the steadystate drag stress and oscillating-lift and oscillating-drag stresses are evaluated using eqs. (6-10-4) through (6-10-6) and the appropriate value of GSP from eq. (6-10-11). At the base of the reduced-diameter step shank, stress amplitudes are evaluated using eqs. (6-10-4) through (6-10-6) and the appropriate value of GRD from eq. (6-10-10) or (6-10-12).

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Fig. 6-10.7-1? Mounting of a Thermowell in an Elbow, With the Tip Facing Downstream

V

L

6-10.6 Partial Exposure to Fluid Flow
For thermowells with only partial exposure to the fluid flow not covered by paras. 6-10.3 or 6-10.5, the bending moment should be calculated by integrating the moment created by the pressure acting on the projected area exposed to fluid flow.

6-11 PRESSURE AND SHEAR STRESSES
In addition to the bending stresses, there are the following stresses: (a) (b) (c) (d) radial pressure stress, Sr tangential pressure stress, St axial pressure stress, Sa shear stress due to flow impingement

6-10.7 Mounting of Thermowells in an Elbow
For thermowells mounted in an elbow and pointing downstream, as shown in Fig. 6-10.7-1, the exact flow path is difficult to model. Thus, the projected area shall be conservatively estimated as the projected area of the thermowell if the flow were to be normal to the thermowell axis along the length of the thermowell exposed to fluid flow. The geometry to be used in the calculation of thermowell ratings is given in Fig. 6-10.7-2. Thermowells mounted in an elbow with the tip pointing upstream, as shown in Fig.6-10.7-3, are often preferable to a mounting with the tip pointing downstream. Provided that the flow lines in the upstream pipe are closely approximated as lines parallel to the pipe axis, there is minimal transverse fluid flow near the tip of the thermowell, with a consequent reduction of the bending moment. Tip effects are important, and the effective Strouhal number varies with the angle of flow with respect to the thermowell axis [16]. For such an installation, calculation of the bending moment is beyond the scope of this Standard. Predictions of the bending moment and Strouhal number should be made by using computational fluid dynamics or experimental measurements to determine the fluid flow pattern, including the perturbations of upstream piping elements, and consulting reference [16] to determine the forces on the thermowell.

Shear stresses are small relative to the other stresses and should be neglected. For an external operating pressure P, the radial and hoop stresses at the root are given by Sr 5 P
1 1 ( d / A )2 1 2 ( d / A )2

(6-11-1)



St 5 P



(6-11-2)

where d is the bore diameter of the thermowell and compressive stresses have a positive sign. The axial pressure stress is given by
Sa 5 P 1 2 ( d / A )2



(6-11-3)

6-12 STEADY-STATE STATIC AND DYNAMIC STRESS LIMITS
6-12.1 Overview
In addition to the hydrostatic pressure limit of subsection 6-13, thermowells shall meet strength criteria to prevent fatigue failure. For conditions of low fluid velocity, as described in para. 6-3.6, the fluid does not impart sufficient momentum to the thermowell to cause fatigue

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Fig. 6-10.7-2? Geometry to Be Used in Calculation of Thermowell Ratings

L

V

Fig. 6-10.7-3? Mounting of a Thermowell in an Elbow, With the Tip Facing Upstream
L

V

failure and only the steady-state stress limit in para. 6-12.2 shall be met. For higher fluid velocities, the thermowell shall meet the requirements described in para. 6-12.2 for steady-state stresses and paras. 6-12.3 and 6-12.4 for dynamic stresses. Paragraph 6-12.5 describes the special case of thermowells designed for operation at fluid velocities where the Strouhal frequency exceeds the natural frequency of the mounted thermowell.



( Smax 2 Sr )

2

1 ( Smax 2 St ) 1 ( St 2 Sr )
2

2

2

# 1.5S (6-12-2)

6-12.2 Steady-State Stress Limits
The steady-state loading from the combined effects of hydrostatic fluid pressure and nonoscillating drag produces a point of maximum stress, Smax, in the thermowell located on the outer surface of the thermowell, at the downstream side of the base of the thermowell, along the axial direction of the thermowell. For design, Smax is given by Smax 5 SD 1 Sa (6-12-1)

where maximum allowable stress of the material, as S5 specified by the governing code For combinations of materials and operating temperature not covered by the governing code, stress limits shall be established by test. Note that for service at elevated temperatures for extended periods, creep rate and creep rupture limit the allowable stress to values significantly below the stress limits obtained from short-term yield-strength tests.

6-12.3 Dynamic Stress Limits
The dynamic stresses are the result of periodic drag forces that cause the thermowell to oscillate in the direction of the stream and periodic lift forces that cause it to oscillate in the transverse direction. The dynamic stress amplitude shall not exceed the high-cycle maximum allowable stress amplitude. The peak oscillatory bending stress amplitude, So,max, is taken as the amplitude of
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Using the Von Mises criteria for failure, the applied stresses Smax, Sr, and St should satisfy

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Table 6-12.3-1? Allowable Fatigue-Stress Amplitude Limits for Material Class A and Class B
Thermowell Material Class A A A B B B Metal State at Location of Maximum Stress As-welded [Note (1)] or threaded Welded, then machined [Note (2)] No welds [Note (3)] As-welded [Note (1)] or threaded Welded, then machined [Note (2)] No welds [Note (3)] Value of Sf?, ksi/MPa 3.0 / 20.7 4.7 / 32.4 7.0 / 48.3 5.4 / 37.2 9.1 / 62.8 13.6 / 93.8

GENERAL NOTES: (a) Class A is carbon, low-alloy, series 4XX, and high-alloy steels not covered in class B. (b) Class B is series 3XX high-alloy steels, nickel–chromium–iron alloy, nickel–iron–chromium alloy, and nickel–copper alloys. NOTES: (1)  Location of maximum stress coincides with either a welded joint or associated heat-affected zone [e.g., a weld-in thermowell, as shown in Fig. 4-1-4, illustration (d)]. (2)  Location of maximum stress coincides with either a welded joint or associated heat-affected zone, which has been machined to a smooth surface subsequent to welding [e.g., a flanged thermowell, as shown in Fig. 4-1-4, illustration (c)]. The welded joint must be a full-penetration weld, and visual and magnetic-particle or liquid-dye-penetrant examination is required after machining. In the absence of full-penetration welds and/or weld inspection, “as welded” values for Sf should be used. (3)  Location of maximum stress is a smooth, machined surface and does not coincide with either welded joint or associated heat-affected zone (e.g., a lap-joint thermowell).

the two components added in quadrature, amplified by a stress concentration factor, Kt:
So, max 5 Kt (Sd 2 1 SL 2 )
1/ 2

and?V provide guidance on corrosion control and piping corrosion. FT is a temperature correction factor given by FT 5 E(T)/Eref (6-12-6)

(6-12-3)

The thermowell design should be evaluated for fatigue in accordance with ASME BPVC, Section VIII, Division 2, Part 5, independent of the requirements of para. 6-12.3. Alternatively, the thermowell design should be evaluated for fatigue in accordance with the requirements of para. 6-12.3. In the absence of more directly applicable data, the following should be used: (a) A stress concentration factor of Kt 5 2.2 should be used in the absence of specific dimensional details of the fillet at the base of the thermowell. (b) Threaded connections shall use a stress concentration factor of Kt 5 2.3 as a minimum. (c) For known fillet radii b and root diameter A, Kt shall be obtained from
Kt 5 1.1 1 0.033 ( A / b ) for A / b < 33 Kt 5 2.2 for A / b $ 33

(6-12-4)

The peak oscillatory bending stress amplitude So,max shall not exceed the fatigue-endurance limit, adjusted for temperature and environmental effects:
So, max , FT ? FE ? S f

(6-12-5)

where Sf is the allowable fatigue-stress amplitude limit in air at room temperature. FE is an environmental factor (FE?#?1) allowing designers to adjust fatigue limits, when appropriate, for environmental effects such as corrosive service. ASME B31.1, Power Piping, Appendices IV
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where E(T) is the elastic modulus at the operation temperature. For material class A (see Table 6-12.3-1), Eref equals 202 GPa (29.3?3?106 psi), except for the low-Cr alloys, for which Eref equals 213 GPa (30.9? 3?106?psi). For material class B (see Table 6-12.3-1), Eref equals 195 GPa (28.3?3?106?psi), except for the nickel–copper alloys, for which Eref equals 179 GPa (26.0?3?106?psi). Because the natural frequency of thermowells is typically hundreds of hertz, the total number of fatigue cycles can readily exceed 1011 during the thermowell lifetime and Sf should be evaluated at the design-cycle limit. In the absence of more directly applicable data, the values of Sf in the high-cycle limit in Table 6-12.3-1 should be used for a design life of 1011 cycles for typical hydrocarbon and steam environments. Use of the values in Table 6-12.3-1 for other environments or at temperatures in excess of 427°C (800°F) may require a reduction in the environmental factor FE to account for corrosion or related effects. When thermowells are welded into a pipe or adaptor of different composition than the thermowell, the value of Sf shall be the smaller of the values for the two metals. The designer shall consider the effects on fatigue strength of the dissimilar weld and thermal-expansion mismatch between the materials. For materials not covered by Table 6-12.3-1 or ASME BPVC Section VIII, Division 2, fatigue-strength amplitude limits shall be established by test. Testing shall be in accordance with the provisions of ASME BPVC Section VIII, Division 2, Annex 5.F. A fatigue analysis in

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accordance with ASME BPVC Section VIII, Division 2, Part 5 (latest edition) is required for conditions outside the scope of Table 6-12.3-1. The values in Table 6-12.3-1 are evaluated for 1011 fatigue cycles. For thermowells subject to a lower number of cycles over the design lifetime, the designer should use fatigue data for the appropriate number of cycles.

As a simplified alternative, and for materials not covered by UG-28, the allowable external pressure should be calculated as
? ? 2.167 Pc 5 0.66S ? 2 0.0833 ? ? ? ? ? 2B / ( B 2 d )

(6-13-1)

6-12.4 Maximum-Stress Locations for Step-Shank Thermowells
For step-shank thermowells, the stress criteria [eqs. (6-12-2) and (6-12-5)] shall be evaluated for the following two locations: (a) at the support plane of the thermowell (b) at the root of the reduced-diameter portion of the shank First, evaluate the stress at the thermowell support plane, using the procedures described in subsection 6-10. Second, evaluate the stress at the root of the reduced-diameter portion of the shank, substituting (B/bs) for (A/b) in eq. (6-12-4), where bs is the fillet radius at this root.

where the maximum allowable stress of the governing S= code The value of Pc calculated by eq. (6-13-1) may be as much as 17% lower than the value calculated by UG-28 for some materials at some temperatures. At temperatures beyond the limits established by UG-28, designers should use eq. (6-13-1). In determining the appropriate value of S, designers should consider the possibility of creep buckling, especially for the larger values of d/B allowed by Tables 4-1-1 and 4-2-1. For high-pressure [.? 103 MPa (15? ksi)] service, use ASME BPVC Section VIII, Division 3, or ASME B31.3, Chapter IX. Step 2. The minimum tip thickness, t, (see Fig. 4-1-1) shall always be equal to or greater than the minimum wall thickness of the shank. (Refer to Tables 4-1-1 and 4-2-1 for minimum allowed wall thickness.) Calculate the allowable pressure, Pt, for the thickness t using
Pt 5 S ?t? ? ? 0.13 ? d ?
2

6-12.5 Supercritical Operation
It is recognized that where the fluid density is low, namely low-pressure gases with densities less than 1?kg/ m3 (0.06?lb/ft3), it is possible to design a thermowell for supercritical operation, defined as an operation where the Strouhal frequency exceeds the natural frequency of the mounted thermowell: fS? .? f nc . Finite-element and modal analysis methods are generally required, but in principle, if the stresses of the lowest-order mode at the lift resonance condition are well below both the maximum allowable stress (static loads) and the fatigue allowable stress (dynamic loads), then the second order mode should be considered as a basis for thermowell design and selection. The success of such operation is dependent on many factors and shall be handled on a case-by-case basis. Supercritical operation is discouraged in performance testing of rotating equipment.

(6-13-2)

where d 5 thermowell bore diameter S 5 maximum allowable stress Step 3. The external pressure rating, Pr, of the thermowell is the minimum of Pc??, Pt?, and Pf for flange thermowells, or the minimum of Pc and Pt for other types of thermowells. The external pressure rating shall exceed the maximum operating pressure, P. For a flanged or a lap-joint (Van Stone) thermowell, determine the allowable pressure of the flange, Pf, in accordance with ASME B16.5, Pipe Flanges and Flange Fittings, or the governing code. De-rate the flange to the minimum of Pt and Pc if Pf?.?Pt or Pc. The maximum allowable operating pressure of the flange, Pf??, shall be in accordance with ASME B16.5 or the governing code unless Pt?,?Pf or Pc?,?Pf??, in which case Pf shall be reduced to the minimum of Pt and Pc. The design pressure shall be calculated at the temperature of the operating condition. More than one operating condition may require calculations at multiple temperatures.

6-13 PRESSURE LIMIT
The external pressure rating of the thermowell shall be determined as follows: Step 1. For pressure ratings less than 103?MPa (15?ksi), use UG-28 of Section VIII, Division 1 of the ASME BPVC to calculate the allowable external pressure, Pc, (as defined in UG-28) for a cylinder of outer diameter B, inner diameter d, and length L for straight and tapered thermowells, or length Ls for step-shank thermowells.

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Section 7 Overview of Calculations
7-1 QUANTITATIVE CRITERIA
There are four quantitative criteria that the thermowell shall meet to be fit for service. (a) Frequency Limit. The resonance frequency of the thermowell shall be sufficiently high so that destructive oscillations are not excited by the fluid flow. (b) Dynamic Stress Limit. The maximum primary dynamic stress shall not exceed the allowable fatigue stress limit. (c) Static Stress Limit. The maximum steady-state stress on the thermowell shall not exceed the allowable stress, as determined by the Von Mises criteria. (d) Hydrostatic Pressure Limit. The external pressure shall not exceed the pressure ratings of the thermowell tip, shank, and flange. In addition, the suitability of the thermowell material for the process environment (section 5) shall be considered.

7-4.1 Necessary Dimensions
Necessary dimensions include outside diameter of thermowell at support plane A5 or root, m (in.) B 5 outside diameter at tip of thermowell, m (in.) b 5 fillet radius at root base of thermowell, m (in.) bS 5  fillet radius at the base of the reduced-diameter length of a step-shank thermowell, m (in.) d 5 bore diameter of thermowell, m (in.) L 5 unsupported length of thermowell, m (in.) LS 5  length of reduced-diameter shank for a step-shank thermowell, m (in.) t 5 minimum tip thickness of the thermowell, m (in.) Values of A, b, and L may depend on details of the installation (see subsection 6-7), such as the weld geometry or the use of weld adaptors.

7-4.2 Material Properties

7-2 FLUID PROPERTIES
Collect the following fluid properties: P 5 operating pressure, Pa (psi) T 5 operating temperature, 8C (8F) V 5 process-fluid velocity, m/s (in./sec) v5 specific volume (reciprocal of the fluid density ?), m3/kg (in.3/lb) m 5 dynamic fluid viscosity, Pa?s (lbf?sec/ft2), or v 5 kinematic fluid viscosity, m2/s (ft2/sec) ? 5 fluid density, kg/m3 (lb/in.3) As noted in para. 6-4.1, viscosity is not needed if eq.?(6-4-4) is used to specify the Strouhal number. In determining the process-fluid velocity, the designer should consider variations in the fluid velocity due to start-up or shutdown conditions (para. 6-3.3), valve operations, or other deviations from steady-state operation.

7-3 FLUID VELOCITY
Determine whether the fluid velocity is sufficiently low that no calculations other than the external pressure limit need to be performed (para. 6-3.6).

Necessary material properties of the thermowell include E 5 modulus of elasticity at service temperature, Pa (psi) S 5 maximum allowable working stress, Pa (psi) fatigue endurance limit, in the high-cycle limit, Pa Sf 5  (psi) mass density of the thermowell material, kg/m3 ?m 5  (lb/in.3) Material properties do not need to be known to better than 1% of the property value for mass density, 5% for elastic modulus, and 10% for stress and endurance limits. Any interpolation of values in tables or figures should follow the methods recommended by the source of the tables. Necessary properties of the temperature sensor installed in the thermowell include ?s 5 density of the temperature sensor, kg/m3 (lb/in.3) The temperature-sensor density enters into the calculations only as a small correction, and the default values of para. 6-5.3 may be used.

7-4.3 Temperature Dependence of Properties
Evaluate the thermowell material density and all of the thermowell dimensions at ambient temperature. Fluid properties, the elastic modulus of the thermowell material, and the stress- and fatigue-amplitude limits shall all be evaluated at the operating temperature.
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7-4 MATERIAL PROPERTIES AND DIMENSIONS
Collect thermowell dimensions. material properties and

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7-4.4 Installation Details
Necessary details of the installation include KM 5 rotational stiffness of thermowell support, (N?m)/rad [(in.-lb)/rad] See subsection 6-6 for additional information on the factor KM. Subsection 6-7 discusses determination of values of L, A, and b for various installation types.

7-7 NATURAL FREQUENCY AT EXPECTED MODE OF OPERATION
Determine if the natural frequency of the mounted thermowell is sufficiently high for the expected mode of operation (subsection 6-8). For the general case, this determination will require calculation of the maximum stresses, as described in subsection 7-8.

7-5 REYNOLDS AND STROUHAL NUMBERS
Calculate the Reynolds number and Strouhal number characterizing the fluid flow (para. 6-4.1). Obtain the coefficients of lift and drag characterizing fluid forces on the thermowell (para. 6-4.2).

7-8 STEADY-STATE AND DYNAMIC STRESSES
Calculate the maximum steady-state and dynamic stresses at the support plane of the thermowell (subsections 6-10 and 6-11). For step-shank thermowells, repeat this calculation at the root of the reduced-diameter portion of the shank.

7-6 NATURAL FREQUENCY AT OPERATION TEMPERATURE
Calculate the natural frequency of the mounted thermowell at operation temperature (subsection 6-5). This calculation consists of the following steps: Step 1. Calculate the approximate natural frequency. Step 2. Use the correlations of subsection 6-5 to correct for deviations from the approximate slender-beam theory. Step 3. Correct for sensor and fluid mass. Step 4. Correct for foundation compliance.

7-9 ALLOWABLE FATIGUE LIMITS
Determine if the stresses exceed allowable fatigue limits (subsection 6-12).

7-10 PRESSURE RATING
Calculate the pressure rating of the thermowell, based on the pressure rating of the tip, thermowell shank, and any flange (subsection 6-13). Determine if the pressure rating exceeds the design pressure.

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Section 8 Examples
NOTE: In the following examples, intermediate results are given for the multistep calculations. Although intermediate results are rounded to four significant digits in the text for clarity, numerical calculations were performed for the full chain of calculations without rounding.

8-1 TAPERED, WELDED THERMOWELL FOR A STEAM-HEADER APPLICATION (U.S. CUSTOMARY UNITS)
8-1.1 Application, Properties, Dimensions, and Installation
Consider a thermowell for a steam bypass line, for use under ASME B31.1, Power Piping.

(a) from ASME B31.1, Table C-1 (interpolated in temperature), modulus of elasticity at service temperature: E 5 27.5?3?106?psi (b) from ASME B31.1, Table A-1, maximum allowable working stress: S?5?19,800?psi (c) thermowell construction is welded, then machined, so from Table 6-12.3-1 (Class A, welded), fatigue endurance limit, in the high-cycle limit: Sf?5?3,000?psi (d) from reference [19], mass density of carbon steel: ?m?5?0.284?lb/in.3

8-1.1.1? Steam Properties
(a) superheated steam pressure: P 5 235?psig (b) operating temperature: T 5 4508F (c) normal flow condition: V 5 295?ft/sec (d) steam density: ? 5 0.499?lb/ft3 (e) viscosity: ? 5 0.0171?cP, or using the conversion factor 1?cP?5?6.7197?3?1024?lb/(ft?sec), ??5?1.149?3?1025?lb/ (ft?sec)

8-1.1.4? Installation Details.? For the rotational stiffness of the thermowell support, KM, we will assume the thermowell is mounted to a thick-wall pipe (subsection 6-6) and will use eq. (6-6-5). For the average density of the temperature sensor, we will use the default value found in para. 6-5.3, Step 5, ?s?5?169?lb/ft3. 8-1.1.5? Reynolds and Strouhal Numbers.? The Reynolds number is calculated [eq. (6-4-3)] as
Re 5 VB? ? 5

( 295 ft/sec )(1.0 in.) (0.499 lb/ft 3 ) 5 1.068 × 106 25 ? ? t ? sec in/ft 1 . 149 10 lb/ f 3 12 ( ) ( ) ? ?

8-1.1.2? Thermowell Dimensions.? The thermowell has a tapered shank, with a machined fillet at the root of the shank, which is also the support plane. For this highvelocity application, the thermowell is welded directly into the process piping, with the support plane in the heat-affected zone of the weld. The nominal insertion of the thermowell into the process stream is 4 in. The unsupported length, L, exceeds this nominal length due to the possible incomplete penetration of the weld [see Fig. 6-6-1, illustration (e)].
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) root diameter: A 5 1.5 in. tip diameter: B 5 1.0 in. fillet radius at base: b 5 0.0 in. bore: d 5 0.26 in. unsupported length: L 5 4.06 in. minimum wall thickness: t 5 0.188 in

For this example, Re? .?5? 3?105, and either eq. (6-4-2) or (6-4-4) gives the Strouhal number NS?5?0.22. The force coefficients using eq. (6-4-5) are CD 5 1.4 Cd 5 0.1 Cl 5 1.0

8-1.2 Natural Frequency Calculation
Step 1. Approximate natural frequency [eq. (6-5-1)]:  p(D a 4 2 d 4 )/64 I5 5 p[(1.25 in.)4 2 (0.26 in.)4 ]/64 5 0.1196 in.4 m 5 ?mp(D a 2 2 d 2 )/4 5 (0.284 lb/in.3) p[(1.25 in.)2 2 (0.26 in.)2 ]/4 5 0.3334 lb/in. where Da 5 (1.5 in. + 1.0 in.)/2 5 1.25 in. Calculate the approximate natural frequency of the thermowell as

8-1.1.3? Materials Properties.? The material of construction is ASTM A 105 carbon steel [18], with the following properties:

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fa 5

1.8752 ? EI ? ? ? 2p ? m ?

1/ 2

1 L
2 1/ 2

Step 6. Correct for foundation compliance [eq. (6-6-5)]:
H c 5 1 2 (0.61) 5 1 2 (0.61) 5 0.7746 ( A / L) [1 ? 1.5(b / A)]2 (0.3695) [1 ? 1.5(0)]2

1.8752 ? (27.5 3 106 psi)[386.088 in.-lb/(lbf? sec 2 )](0.1196 in.4 ) ? 5 ? ? 0.3334 lb/in. 2p ? ? ? ? 1 ( 4.06 in.)2 5 2, 095 Hz

where E5 the elastic modulus at the operating temperature I5p  (Da4 2 d4)/64, which is the second moment of inertia L 5 unsupported length of the thermowell ?mp(D a 2 2 d 2 )/4, which is the mass per unit m5 length of the thermowell The conversion factor 386.088 in.-lb 5 1 lbf?sec2 is necessary when E is given in units of pounds per square inch (equivalent to lbf/in.2). (See para. 6-5.3, Step 2, and Nonmandatory Appendix A.) Step 2. Use the correlations of subsection 6-5 to correct for deviations from the approximate slender-beam theory:
Hf 5
2 0.99 ?1 ? ( 1 ? B/A ) ? ( 1 ? B/A ) ? ? ? 3[120.8 ( d / Da )] 1 ? 1.1 ( Da / L )

where A/L 5 (1.5 in.)/(4.06 in.) 5 0.3695 b/A 5 (0.0 in.)/(1.5 in.) 5 0.0 The in situ natural frequency of the mounted thermowell [eq. (6-6-1)] is given as
f nc 5 H c f n 5 (0.7746)(2, 809 Hz) 5 2, 176 Hz

8-1.3 Scruton Number Calculation
Because the Reynolds number exceeds 105, the general frequency limits of para. 6-8.3 apply and no calculation of Scruton number is needed. The calculation is included here as an example. We take a conservative value of 0.0005 for the damping factor, ?, used in eq. (6-8-1):
2 NSc 5 p2 ? ( ?m ? ) ? ?1 2 (d / B) ? ? ? 0.284 lb/in.3 2 5 p (0.0005) ? 3 24 3 3 ? ? 0.499 lb/ft 5.787 310 ft /in. 5 4.525

5

? 1 2 0.6667 )2 ? 1? 1 ? 0.99 ? ? ( 0.6667 ) ( ? ] 3[120.8 ( 0.2080 )] 1 ? 1.1 ( 0.3079 )

(

)(

)? ?

? ? 1 2 0.2600 2

(

)

5 1.352

where B/A 5 (1.0 in.)/(1.5 in.) 5 0.6667 Da/L 5 (1.25 in.)/(4.06 in.) 5 0.3079 d/Da 5 (0.26 in.)/(1.25 in.) 5 0.2080 Step 3. Correct for the fluid mass:
H a ,f 5 1 ? 51? ? 2?m

where d/B 5 (0.26 in.)/(1.0 in.) 5 0.26 Although NSc is greater than 2.5, the Reynolds number exceeds 105, and the in-line resonance cannot be assumed to be suppressed.

8-1.4 Frequency Limit Calculation
3

( 0.499 lb/ft ) 2 ( 0.284 lb/in. ) (1, 728 in. /ft )
3 3 3

Step 1. From eq. (6-4-1), the vortex shedding rate with a Strouhal number of NS 5 0.22 and at the normal flow condition is
fS 5 5 NSV B (0.22)(295 ft/sec)(12 in./ft) (1.0 in.)

5 0.9995

Step 4. Correct for the sensor mass:
H a ,s 5 1 2 5 12 ? 1 ?s ? ? ? 2 2?m ? ? ? ( Da / d ) 2 1 ? 169 lb/ft 3

5 778.8 Hz

2 0.284 lb/in.3 1, 728 in. 3/ft 3

(

(

)(

)

)

1 ? ? ? ? ? 4.808 2 2 1 ?

5 0.9922

Step 2. Check that the natural frequency of the mounted thermowell is sufficiently high. In the present example, the thermowell passes the most stringent frequency limit [eq. 6-8-7)]:
fS ? 0.4 f nc 778.8 Hz ? 870.2 Hz 5 0.4(2,176 Hz)

where Da/d 5 (1.25 in.)/(0.26 in.) 5 4.808 Step 5. The lowest-order natural frequency of the thermowell with ideal support [eq. (6-5-6)] is given by 5 Hf Ha,f Ha,s fa fn  5 (1.352)(0.9995)(0.9922)(2,095 Hz) 5 2,809 Hz
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In this case, no calculation of cyclic stress at in-line resonance is needed, because the forced or Strouhal frequency is less than the in-line resonance frequency. However, for the sake of completeness, calculation of this quantity is included in para. 8-1.5.

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8-1.5 Cyclic Stress at the In-Line Resonance
Step 1. Use eqs. (6-8-3) and (6-8-4) to establish the flow velocity corresponding to the in-line resonance:
VIR 5 5 Bf nc 2NS (1.0 in.)(12 in./ft )21 ( 2, 176 Hz ) 2(0.22)

Step 6. Compare the predicted stress with the fatigue stress limit, given by the right-hand side of eq. (6-12-5):
FT FES f 5 (0.9386)(1.0)(3, 000 psi) 5 2, 816 psi

5 412.0 ft/sec

Step 2. Evaluate cyclic drag stress at the root. The magnification factor, F’ M , for the drag or in-line resonance is set at 1,000 [see paras. 6-8.3, Step 1; and 6-9.2]. Begin by evaluating the value of GSP using eq. (6-10-7):
GSP 5 5 16L2
4 ? 3 pA 2 ? ?1 2 ( d / A ) ? 16( 4.06 in.)2 2

The fatigue stress limit, 2,816 psi, is less than the combined stress, 58,430 psi. The thermowell would not pass the cyclic stress condition for steady-state operation at the in-line resonance, corresponding to a fluid velocity of 412 ft/sec, if the vortex shedding frequency, fs, had been greater than 0.4 f nc (see para. 8-1.4, Step 2).

8-1.6 Steady-State Stress at the Design Velocity
Step 1. Evaluate the radial, tangential, and axial stresses due to the external pressure, at the location of maximum stress [eqs.(6-11-1) through (6-11-3)]:
Sr 5 P 5 235 psi St 5 P 1 ? ( d / A )2
2

[1? 2(B A)]
2

3p(1.5 in.) 1 2 0.1733

(

)

[1 ? 2(0.6667 )]

5 29.05

where
d/A 5 (0.26 in.)/(1.5 in.) 5 0.1733

1 2 ( d / A) 6 psi 5 249.6 P
2

5 (235 psi)

1 ? (0.1733)2 1 2 (0.1733)2 1

Sa 5

From eq. (6-3-3), the force per unit area due to cyclic drag is
1 Pd 5 ? CdVIR 2 2 5 2

1 2 ( d / A) 5 242.3 psi

5 (235 psi)

1 2 (0.1733)2

1 ( 0.499 lb/ft

3

)( 5.787 310
2

24

ft 3 /in.3 ) (0.1)

Step 2. Evaluate steady-state drag stress at the root. First, evaluate the steady-state drag force per unit area:
1 PD 5 ? CDV 2 2 3 24 3 3 1 ( 0.499 lb/ft )( 5.787 3 10 ft /in. ) (1.4) 5 2 [386.088 in.-lb/(lbf ? sec )] 2

[386.088 in.-lb/(lbf ? sec 2 )]

[(412.0 ft/sec)(12 in./ft)]
5 0.9143 psi

where the conversion factor 386.088 in.-lb 5 1 lbf?sec2 is included to give a final answer in units of pounds per square inch (psi). The cyclic stresses due to cyclic drag [eq. (6-10-6)] at the in-line resonance condition are
’ Sd 5 GSP FM Pd 5 29.05(1, 000)(0.9143 psi) 5 26, 560 psi

[(295 ft/sec)(12 in./ft)]
5 6.561 psi

2

where the conversion factor 386.088 in.-lb 5 1 lbf?sec2 is included to give a final answer in units of pounds per square inch (psi). Step 3. Evaluate the steady-state stress due to the drag force [eq. (6-10-4)]:
SD 5 GSP PD 5 29.05(6.561 psi) 5 190.6 psi

Step 3. Evaluate the stress concentration factor from eq.?(6-12-4):
Kt 5 2.2

Step 4. Evaluate combined drag and lift stresses, with lift stress set to zero [eq. (6-12-3)]:
So ,max 5 Kt Sd 2 + SL 2 5 58, 430 psi

(

)

1/ 2

5 Kt Sd

Step 4. Before using the Von Mises criterion to assess the stress limit at the root, compute the maximum stress given by eq. (6-12-1):
Smax 5 SD ? Sa 5 432.9 psi

Step 5. Evaluate the temperature de-rating factor from eq. (6-12-6):
FT 5 E(T ) / Eref 5 27.5 3 10 6 psi 29.3 3 106 psi 5 0.9386

Step 5. Compute the left-hand side (LHS) of the Von Mises criteria [eq. (6-12-2)]:
LHS 5

(Smax 2 Sr )2 ? (Smax 2 St )2 + (St ? Sr )2
2

The environmental de-rating factor, FE, is taken as unity for steam service.
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Step 6. Compute the stress limit given by the right-hand side (RHS) of the Von Mises criteria [eq. (6-12-2)]:
RHS 5 1.5S 5 1.5(19, 800 psi) 5 29,700 psi

Step 4. The temperature de-rating factor is identical to the value calculated in para. 8-1.5, Step 5, FT 5 0.9386. The environmental de-rating factor, FE, is taken as unity for steam service. Step 5. Compare the predicted stress with the fatigue stress limit, given by the right-hand side of eq. (6-12-5):
FT FES f 5 (0.9386)(1.0)(3, 000 psi) 5 2, 816 psi

The Von Mises stress, 191 psi, does not exceed the stress limit, 29,700 psi, and the thermowell passes the steady-state stress criterion.

8-1.7 Dynamic Stress at the Design Velocity
Step 1. The magnification factors for the lift (transverse) and drag (in-line) resonances are given by eqs. (6-9-1) and (6-9-2), respectively:
5 0.3580 2,176 Hz 1 1 5 5 1.147 FM 5 1 2 r 2 1 2 0.3580 2
r5 f nc fs

The predicted stress of 348.9 psi is below the fatigue stress limit, and the thermowell passes the dynamic stress criterion.

8-1.8 Pressure Stress
Step 1. Compute the external pressure rating for the shank using eq. (6-13-1):
? 2.167 ? Pc 5 0.66S ? 2 0.0833 ? B B 2 d 2 / ( ) ? ? 2.167 ? ? 5 0.66(19, 800 psi) ? 2 0.0833 ? 1 0 . 2 in.)/(1.0 in. 2 0.26 in.) ( ? ? 5 9, 389 psi

5

778.8 Hz

r′ 5 FM ′ 5

2 fs f
c n

5

2( 778.8 Hz ) 2,176 Hz
2

5 0.7159

1

1 ? ( 0.7159)

5 2.052

Step 2. Evaluate the dynamic drag and lift stresses at the root. Using eq. (6-3-3), calculate the force per unit area due to cyclic drag and lift:
1 Pd 5 ? CdV 2 2 3 24 3 3 1 0.499 lb/ft 5.787 310 ft /in. (0.1)

Step 2. Compute the external pressure rating for the tip using eq. (6-13-2):
Pt 5 5 S ? t? ? ? d? 0.13 ?
2

5

(

[386.088 in.-lb/(lbf ? sec 2 )] 2 5 0.4686 psi

)(

)

[(295 ft/sec)(12 in./ft)]2

19, 800 psi ? 0.188 in. ? ? ? ? 0.26 in. ? 0.13

2

5 79, 630 psi

1 Pl 5 ? ClV 2 2 3 24 3 3 1 ( 0.499 lb/ft )( 5.787 310 ft /in. ) (1.0)

5

[386.088 in.-lb/(lbf ? sec 2 )] 2 5 4.686 psi

[(295 ft/sec)(12 in./ft)]

2

The pressure rating for the thermowell is the lesser of Pt and Pc, which is 9,389 psi in the present case. This rating exceeds the 235-psi operating pressure, and the thermowell passes the external pressure criterion.

The cyclic stresses due to drag and lift [eqs. (6-10-5) and (6-10-6)] are
’ Sd 5 GSP FM Pd 5 (29.05)(2.052)(0.4686 psi) 5 27.93 psi Sl 5 GSP FM Pl 5 (29.05)(1.147 )( 4.686 psi) 5 156.1 psi

8-2 STEP-SHANK, THREADED THERMOWELL FOR A HOT WATER APPLICATION (SI UNITS)
8-2.1? Application, Properties, Dimensions, and Installation
Consider a thermowell for a heated-water application, for use under ASME B31.1, Power Piping.

8-2.1.1? Fluid Properties
(a) operating pressure: P?5?0.400?MPa (gauge pressure) (b) operating temperature: T?5?858C (c) normal flow condition: V?5?10?m/s (d) density: ??5?968.8?kg/m3 (e) viscosity: ??5?3.334?3?1024?Pa?s 5?3.334?3?1024?kg/ (m?s). Density and viscosity values were obtained from reference [9], based on the operating pressure and temperature.
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The concentration factor is identical to the value calculated in 8-1.5, Step 3, Kt?5?2.2. Step 3. Evaluate combined drag and lift stresses [eq. (6-12-3)]:
So ,max 5 Kt ( Sd 2 ? SL 2 )
1/ 2 1/ 2

2 2 5 2.2 ? ( 27.93 psi ) ? ( 156.1 psi ) ? ? ? 5 348.9 psi

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The Reynolds number is calculated [eq. (6-4-3)] as
Re 5 VB? ? 5

8-2.2 Natural Frequency Calculation
Step 1. Approxiate natural frequency [eq. (6-5-1)]:
I 5 p (D a 4 2 d 4 )/64 5 p[(0.0222 m)4 2 (0.0066 m)4 ]/64 5 1.18331028 m4 m5  ?mp(D a 2 ?2?d 2 )/4? 5?(8 000 kg/m3) p[(0.0222?m)2 ?2?(0.0066 m)2 ]/4 5 2.823?kg/m

(10 m/s )( 0.0127 m ) ( 968.8 kg/m 3 )

( 3.334 3 10

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Pa ? s

)

5 3.690 × 10 5

For this example, the Strouhal number is calculated using eq. (6-4-2) as
NS 5 0.213 2 0.0248 ? ? Log10 ( Re / 1 300 ) ? ? ? 0.0095 ? ? Log10 ( Re / 1 300 ) ? ?
2 3 5 ? 5 0.213 2 0.0248 ? ? Log10 ( 3.690 3 10 / 1 300 ) ? ? 0.0095 2 3

? Log10 ( 3.690 3 10 5 / 1 300 ) ? ? ? 5 0.2040

where
Da 5 A 5 0.0222 m

and the force coefficients using eq. (6-4-5) are CD 5 1.4 Cd 5 0.1 CL 5 1.0

Calculate the approximate natural frequency of the thermowell as
fa 5 5 1.8752 ? EI ? ? ? m? 2p ?
1/ 2

1 L2
1/ 2

8-2.1.2? Thermowell Dimensions.? The thermowell has a step shank with a threaded base, as shown in Fig. 4-1-3, illustration (a).
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) root diameter: A 5 0.0222 m tip diameter: B 5 0.0127 m fillet radius at support plane: b 5 0 m fillet radius at base of step: bs 5 0.0032 m bore: d 5 0.0066 m unsupported length: L 5 0.19 m length of reduced-diameter shank: Ls 5 0.0635 m minimum wall thickness: t 5 0.0048 m

1.8752 ? (1.91 3 1011 Pa)(1.183 3 1028 m 4 ) ? ? ? 2p ? 2.823 kg/m ? 5 438.5 Hz

1 (0.19 m)2

where E 5 the elastic modulus at the operating temperature p(D a 4 2 d 4 )/64, which is the second moment of I5 inertia L 5 unsupported length of the thermowell ?mp (D a 2 2 d 2 )/4, which is the mass per unit m5 length of the thermowell Step 2. Use the correlations of subsection 6-5 to correct for deviations from the approximate slender-beam theory:
y1 5 [ c1 ( A / B) ? c2 ] (Ls / L) ? [ c3 ( A / B) ? c4 ]

8-2.1.3 Materials Properties.? The material of construction is ASTM A 182 F316 stainless steel [20], with properties as follows:
(a) from ASME B31.1, Table C-1 (interpolated in temperature), modulus of elasticity at service temperature : E?5?1.91?3?105?MPa 5?1.91?3?1011?Pa (b) from ASME B31.1, Table C-1 (interpolated in temperature), modulus of elasticity at ambient temperature: E?5?1.95?3?105?MPa (c) from ASME B31.1, Table A-3 (interpolated in temperature), maximum allowable working stress: S?5?122?MPa (d) thermowell construction is threaded base, so from Table 6-12.3-1 (Class B, threaded),?????????????????????? fatigue stress amplitude limit: Sf?5?37.2?MPa (e) from reference [19], mass density of F316 steel at ambient temperature: ?m 5 8 000 kg/m3

5 [1.407(1.748) 2 0.839 ] 0.3342 ? [20.022(1.748) ? 1.022 ] 5 1.525 y 2 5 [ c5 ( A / B) ? c6 ] (Ls / L) ? [ c7 ( A / B) ? c8 ] 5 [22.228(1.748) ? 1.594 ] 0.3342 ? [1.313(1.748) ? 0.362 ] 5 1.888 ? 5 [ c9 ( A / B) ? c10 ] 5 [ 8.299(1.748) 2 5.376 ] 5 9.131
21/? 21/ 9.131

H f 5 ( y12? ? y 22? )

5 ( 1.52529.131 ? 1.88829.131 ) 5 1.503

where A/B 5 (0.0222 m)/(0.0127 m) 5 1.748 Ls/L 5 (0.0635 m)/(0.190 m) 5 0.3342 Step 3. Correct for the fluid mass:
H a ,f 5 1 2 5 12 ? 2?m

8-2.1.4? Installation Details.? For the rotational stiffness of the thermowell support, KM, we will assume the thermowell is mounted to a rigid flange (see subsection 6-6) and will use eq. (6-7-1) to evaluate the correction factor on the natural frequency. For the average density of the temperature sensor, we will use the default value from para. 6-5.3, Step 5, ?s 5 2 700 kg/m3.
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5 0.9395

( 968.8 kg/m ) 2 ( 8 000 kg/m )
3 3

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Step 4. Correct for the sensor mass:
H a ,s 5 1 2 ? 1 ?s ? ? ? 2 ? 2?m ? ( Da / d ) 2 1 ? ? 2 700 kg/m 3 ) ? 1 ( ? 5 12 ? ? 2 ( 8 000 kg/m 3 ) ? 3.364 2 2 1 ? 5 0.9836

the thermowell passes the most stringent frequency limit [eq. (6-8-7)]:
fS < 0.4 f nc 160.6 Hz ? 218.0 Hz 5 0.4(545.0 Hz)

where Da/d 5 (0.0222 m)/(0.0066 m) 5 3.364 Step 5. The lowest-order natural frequency of the thermowell with ideal support [eq. (6-5-6)] is given by 5 Hf Ha,f Ha,s fa fn  5 (1.503)(0.9395)(0.9836)(438.5 Hz) 5 609.1 Hz Step 6. Correct for foundation compliance [eq. (6-7-1)]:
H c 5 1 2 0.9 ( A / L) 5 1 2 0.9(0.1168) 5 0.8948

In this case, no calculation of cyclic stress at in-line resonance is needed, because the forced or Strouhal frequency is less than the in-line resonance frequency. However, for the sake of completeness, calculation of this quantity is included in para. 8-2.5.

8-2.5 Cyclic Stress at the In-Line Resonance
The cyclic stress shall be evaluated at both the support plane and at the base of the reduced-diameter shank. The thermowell shall pass the cyclic stress criteria at both locations.

8-2.5.1 Evaluation at the Support Plane
Step 1. Use eqs. (6-8-3) and (6-8-4) to establish the flow velocity corresponding to the in-line resonance:
R 5 Log 10 (Re / 1 300) 5 Log 10 (3.690 3 10 5 / 1 300) 5 2.453 a(R) 5 0.0285 R 2 2 0.0496 R 5 0.04983 VIR 5 ? Bfnc ? ? Bfnc ? a( R) Log 10 ? ?1 ? ?? ? 2N V ? 2 NS ? N S S ?? ? ? ? ? ? (0.0127 m) ( 545.0 Hz ) ? 0.04983 ? (0.0127 m) ( 545.0 Hz ) ? ? 5 Log 10 ? ?1 2 ?? 2(0.2040) 0.2040 ? ? ? 2(0.2040)(10 m/s) ? ? ?

where
A/L 5 (0.0222 m)/(0.190 m) 5 0.1168

The in situ natural frequency of the mounted thermowell [eq. (6-6-1)] is given as
f nc = H c f n = (0.8948)(609.1 Hz) = 545.0 Hz

8-2.3 Scruton Number Calculation
We take a conservative value of 0.0005 for the damping factor, ?, used in eq. (6-8-1):
2 NSc 5 p2 ? ( ?m ? ) ? ?1 2 (d / B) ? ? 3 ? ? 8 000 kg/m 5 p2 (0.0005) ? 1 2 0.5197 2 3? ? 968.8 kg/m ?

5 16.01 m/s

(

)

Step 2. Evaluate cyclic drag stress at the support plane, which is the thermowell root in this case. The magnification factor, F’ M , for the drag or in-line resonance is set at 1 000 (see paras. 6-8.3, Step 1; and 6-9.2). Begin by evaluating the value of GSP using eq. (6-10-9):
GSP 5 16L2
2 4 ? pA ? ?1 2 ( d / A ) ? 16(0.190 m)2

5 0.02974

{(B A) ? ??12 (B A)?? ??12 (L
)

S

L) ? ?

2

}

where d/B 5 (0.0066 m)/(0.0127 m) 5 0.5197 Because NSc is less than 2.5, the in-line resonance is not suppressed.

5

? 0.5721 ? (1 2 0.5721)(1 2 0.3342)2 ? ? p(0.0222 m)2 1 2 0.2973 4 ?

5 286.4

(

8-2.4 Frequency Limit Calculation
Step 1. From eq. (6-4-1), the vortex shedding rate with a Strouhal number of NS 5 0.2040 and at the normal flow condition is
fS 5 5 NSV B (0.2040)(10 m/s)

where B/A 5 (0.0127 m)/(0.0222 m) 5 0.5721 d/A 5 (0.0066 m)/(0.0222 m) 5 0.2973 LS/L 5 (0.0635 m)/(0.190 m) 5 0.3342 From eq. (6-3-3), the force per unit area due to cyclic drag is
1 Pd 5 ? CdVIR 2 2 1 5 (968.8 kg/m 3 )(0.1)(16.01 m/s)2 2 5 12 420 Pa

(0.0127 m) 5 160.6 Hz

Step 2. Check that the natural frequency of the mounted thermowell is sufficiently high. In the present example,
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Using eq. (6-10-6), the cyclic stresses due to cyclic drag at the in-line resonance condition are
’ Sd 5 GSP FM Pd 5 (286.4)(1000)(12 420 Pa) 5 3.558 3 10 9 Pa 5 3 558 MPa

where d/B 5 (0.0127 m)/(0.0222 m) 5 0.5197 From eq. (6-3-3), the force per unit area due to cyclic drag is identical to that obtained in para. 8-2.5.1, Step 2:
Pd 5 12 420 Pa

Step 3. The stress concentration factor is taken from the recommendations of para. 6-12.3:
Kt 5 2.3

Using eq. (6-10-6), the cyclic stresses due to cyclic drag at the in-line resonance condition are
’ Sd 5 GRD FM Pd 5 (137.3)(1000)(124 200 Pa) 5 1.706 3 109 Pa 5 1706 MPa

Step 4. Evaluate combined drag and lift stresses, with lift stress set to zero [eq. (6-12-3)]:
So ,max 5 Kt ( Sd 2 ? SL 2 ) 5 Kt Sd 5 8 183 MPa
1/ 2

Step 3. The stress concentration factor is obtained from eq. (6-12-4), replacing A/b with B/bs:
Kt 5 1.1 ? 0.033 ( B / bs ) 5 1.1 ? 0.033(3.969) 5 1.231

Step 5. Evaluate the temperature de-rating factor from eq. (6-12-6):
FT 5 E(T ) / Eref 1.91 3 1011 MPa 5 1.95 3 1011 MPa 5 0.9795

Step 4. Evaluate combined drag and lift stresses, with lift stress set to zero [eq. (6-12-3)]:
So ,max 5 Kt ( Sd 2 ? SL 2 ) 5 Kt Sd 5 2 100 MPa
1/ 2

The environmental de-rating factor, FE, is taken as unity for this service. Step 6. Compare the predicted stress with the fatigue stress limit, given by the right-hand side of eq. (6-12-5):
FT FES f 5 (0.9795)(1.0)(37.2 MPa) 5 36.44 MPa

Step 5. The de-rating factors are identical to those obtained in para. 8-2.5.1, Step 5:
FT 5 0.9795

The environmental de-rating factor, FE, is taken as unity for this service. Step 6. Compare the predicted stress with the fatigue stress limit, given by the right-hand side of eq. (6-12-5):
FT FES f 5 (0.9795)(1.0)(37.2 MPa) 5 36.44 MPa

The fatigue stress limit, 36.44 MPa, is less than the combined stress, 8 183 MPa. The thermowell would not pass the cyclic stress condition for steady-state operation at the in-line resonance, corresponding to a fluid velocity of 16.01 m/s, if the vortex shedding frequency, fs, had been greater than 0.4 f nc .

8-2.5.2? Evaluation at the Base of the Reduced-Diameter Shank
Step 1. The flow velocity is identical to that obtained in para. 8-2.5.1, Step 1:
VIR 5 16.01 m/s

The fatigue stress limit, 36.44 MPa, is less than the combined stress, 2 100 MPa. The thermowell would not pass the cyclic stress condition for steady-state operation at the in-line resonance, corresponding to a fluid velocity of 16.01 m/s, if the vortex shedding frequency, fs, had been greater than 0.4 f nc .

8-2.6 Steady-State Stress at the Design Velocity
The steady-state stress shall be evaluated at both the support plane and at the base of the reduced-diameter shank. The thermowell shall pass the steady-state stress criteria at both locations.

Step 2. Evaluate cyclic drag stress at the support plane, which is the thermowell root in this case. The magnification factor, F’ M , for the drag or in-line resonance is set at 1,000 (see para. 6-8.3). Begin by evaluating the value of GRD using eq. (6-10-10):
GRD 5 5 16LS 2
4 ? pB ? ?1 2 ( d / B ) ? 16(0.0635 m)2 2 2

8-2.6.1? Evaluation at the Support Plane Step 1. Evaluate the radial, tangential, and axial stresses due to the external pressure, at the location of maximum stress [eqs. (6-11-1) through (6-11-3)]:
Sr 5 P 5 0.400 MPa

p(0.0127 m) 1 2 0.5197 5 137.3

(

4

)
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St 5 P

1 ? ( d / A )2

1 2 ( d / A )2 1 ? (0.2973)2 5 (0.400 MPa) 1 2 (0.2973)2 4776 MPa 5 0.4 P 1 2 ( d / A )2 1 1 2 (0.2973)2

Sa 5

P 1 2 (d / B)2 1 1 2 (0.5197 )2

5 (0.400 MPa) 5 0.5480 MPa

Sa 5

5 (0.400 MPa) 5 0.4388 MPa

Step 2. Evaluate steady-state drag stress at the base of the step shank. The steady-state drag force per unit area is the same as in para. 8-2.6.1, Step 2:
PD 5 0.06782 MPa

Step 2. Evaluate steady-state drag stress at the support plane. First, evaluate the steady-state drag force per unit area:
PD 5 ? CDV 2 2 1 5 968.8 kg/m 3 1.4 (10 m/s)2 2 5 0.06782 MPa 1

Step 3. Evaluate the steady-state stress due to the drag force [eq. (6-10-4)]:
SD 5 GRD PD 5 137.3(0.06782 MPa) 5 9.31 MPa

(

)

Step 3. Evaluate the steady-state stress due to the drag force [eq. (6-10-4)]:
SD 5 GSP PD 5 286.4(0.06782 MPa) 5 19.42 MPa

Step 4. Before using the Von Mises criterion to assess the stress limit at the step-shank root, compute the maximum stress given by eq. (6-12-1):
Smax 5 SD ? Sa 5 9.862 MPa

Step 4. Before using the Von Mises criterion to assess the stress limit at the root, compute the maximum stress given by eq. (6-12-1):
Smax 5 SD + Sa 5 19.86 MPa

Step 5. Compute the left-hand side of the Von Mises criteria [eq. (6-12-2)]:
LHS 5

(Smax 2 Sr )2 ? (Smax 2 St )2 ? (St 2 Sr )2
2

5 9.317 MPa

Step 5. Compute the left-hand side of the Von Mises criteria [eq. (6-12-2)]:
LHS 5

Step 6. Compute the stress limit given by the right-hand side of the Von Mises criteria [eq. (6-12-2)]:
RHS 5 1.5S 5 1.5(122 MPa) 5 183 MPa

(Smax 2 Sr )

2

? (Smax 2 St ) ? (St 2 Sr )
2

2

5 19.42 MPa

2

Step 6. Compute the stress limit given by the right-hand side of the Von Mises criteria [eq. (6-12-2)]:
RHS 5 1.5S 5 1.5(122 MPa) 5 183 MPa

The Von Mises stress, 9.317 MPa, does not exceed the stress limit, 183 MPa, and the thermowell passes the steady-state stress criterion at the base of the step shank.

8-2.7 Dynamic Stress at the Design Velocity
The dynamic stress shall be evaluated at both the support plane and at the base of the reduced-diameter shank. The thermowell shall pass the dynamic stress criteria at both locations.

The Von Mises stress, 19.42 MPa, does not exceed the stress limit, 183 MPa, and the thermowell passes the steady-state stress criterion at the support plane.

8-2.6.2? Evaluation at the Base of the ReducedDiameter Step Shank
Step 1. Evaluate the radial, tangential, and axial stresses due to the external pressure, at the location of maximum stress [eqs. (6-11-1) through (6-11-3), but with B replacing A]:
Sr 5 P 5 0.400 MPa St 5 P 1 ? (d / B)2 1 2 (d / B)2 1 ? (0.5197 )2 1 2 (0.5197 )
2

8-2.7.1? Evaluation at the Support Plane Step 1. The magnification factor for the lift (transverse) and drag (in-line) resonances are given by eqs. (6-9-1) and (6-9-2), respectively:
160.6 Hz fs 5 5 0.2947 f nc 545.0 Hz 1 1 5 5 1.095 FM 5 1 2 r 2 1 2 0.2947 2 r5 r′ 5

5 (0.400 MPa) 6960 MPa 5 0.6

2 f s 2 (160.6 Hz ) 5 5 0.5895 545.0 Hz f nc 1 1 5 1.532 FM ′ 5 2 5 1 2 0.58952 12 (r′ )

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Step 2. Using eq. (6-3-3), the force per unit area due to cyclic drag and lift is
1 Pd 5 ? CdV 2 2 1 5 (968.8 kg/m 3 )(0.1)(10 m/s)2 2 5 4 844 Pa 5 0.004844 MPa 1 Pl 5 ? ClV 2 2 1 5 (968.8 kg/m 3 )(1.0)(10 m/s)2 2 5 48 440 Pa 5 0.04844 MPa

Pl 5 48 440 Pa 5 0.04844 MPa

Step 3. Evaluate the dynamic drag and lift stresses at the base of the reduced-diameter shank [eqs. (6-10-5) and (6-10-6)]. The cyclic stresses due to drag and lift are
’ Sd 5 GRD FM Pd 5 (137.3)(1.532)(0.004844 MPa) 5 1.020 MPa SL 5 GRD FM Pl 5 (137.3)(1.095)(0.04844 MPa) 5 7.286 MPa

Step 3. Evaluate the dynamic drag and lift stresses at the support plane [eqs. (6-10-5) and 6-10-6)]. The cyclic stresses due to drag and lift are
’ Sd 5 GSP FM Pd 5 (286.4)(1.532)(0.004844 MPa) 5 2.126 MPa SL 5 GSP FM Pl 5 (286.4)(1.095)(0.04844 MPa) 5 15.19 MPa

The concentration factor is identical to the value calculated in para. 8-2.5.2, Step 3, Kt?5?1.231. Step 4. Evaluate combined drag and lift stresses, eq. (6-12-3):
So ,max 5 Kt Sd 2 ? SL 2 5 9.056 MPa

(

)

1/ 2 1/ 2

2 2 ? 5 1.231 ? ?(1.020 MPa ) ? ( 7.286 MPa ) ?

The concentration factor is identical to the value calculated in para. 8-2.5.1, Step 3, Kt?5?2.3. Step 4. Evaluate combined drag and lift stresses, eq. (6-12-3):
So ,max 5 Kt Sd 2 ? SL 2

Step 5. The temperature de-rating factor is identical to the value calculated in para. 8-2.5.2, Step 5, FT 5 0.9795. The environmental de-rating factor, FE, is taken as unity for this service. Step 6. Compare the predicted stress with the fatigue stress limit, given by the right-hand side of eq. (6-12-5):
FT FES f 5 (0.9795)(1.0)(37.2 MPa) 5 36.44 MPa

(

)

1/ 2 1/ 2

2 2 ? 5 2.3 ? ?( 2.126 MPa ) ? (15.19 MPa ) ? 5 35.29 MPa

Step 5. The temperature de-rating factor is identical to the value calculated in para. 8-2.5.1, Step 5, FT 5 0.9795. The environmental de-rating factor, FE, is taken as unity for this service. Step 6. Compare the predicted stress with the fatigue stress limit, given by the right-hand side of eq. (6-12-5):
FT FES f 5 (0.9795)(1.0)(37.2 MPa) 5 36.44 MPa

The predicted stress of 9.056 MPa is below the fatigue stress limit, and the thermowell passes the dynamic stress criterion at the base of the reduced-diameter step shank.

8-2.8 Pressure Stress
Compute the external pressure rating for the shank using eq. (6-13-1):
? 2.167 ? Pc 5 0.66S ? 2 0.0833 ? / 2 B B d 2 ( ) ? ? 2.167 ? ? 2 0.0833 ? 5 0.66(122 MPa) ? ( . 2 0 0 1 27 m)/(0.0127 m ? 0.0066 m) ? ? 5 35.20 MPa

The predicted stress of 35.29 MPa is below the fatigue stress limit, and the thermowell passes the dynamic stress criterion at the support plane.

8-2.7.2? Evaluation at the Base of the ReducedDiameter Shank
Step 1. The magnification factors are the same as in para. 8-2.7.1, Step 1:
FM 5 1.095 FM ′ 5 1.532

Compute the external pressure rating for the tip using eq. (6-13-2):
Pt 5 5 S ? t? ? ? d? 0.13 ?
2

122 MPa ? 0.0048 m ? ? ? 0.0066 m ? 0.13 ?

2

5 496.4 MPa

Step 2. The force per unit area due to cyclic drag and lift are the same as in para. 8-2.7.1, Step 2:
Pd 5 4 844 Pa 5 0.004844 MPa

The pressure rating for the thermowell is the lesser of Pt and Pc, which is 35.20 MPa in the present case. This rating exceeds the operating pressure, and the thermowell passes the external pressure criterion.
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Section 9 Statement of Compliance
9-1 SPECIFICATION OF A THERMOWELL
Specification of a thermowell, including details of its intended installation and all intended operating conditions, is the responsibility of the designer of the system that incorporates the thermowell. The designer of that system is also responsible for ensuring the thermowell is compatible with the process fluid and with the design of the thermowell installation in the system. The supplier of the thermowell should state that calculations to demonstrate compatibility of the thermowell with those operating conditions specified by the designer are in conformance with this Standard, subject to the requirements detailed in subsection 9-2. factor of Ha,f 5 1 and sensor-mass factors calculated using the default value of ?s, unless the fluid density and sensor mass are specifically stated. When velocity and pressure ratings are stated by a thermowell supplier for cases when the fluid properties, including anticipated impurities, are not known, such ratings shall include a note that the ratings apply only to noncorrosive service. If the fluid properties, including anticipated impurities, are known and included in thermowell ratings, the statement of velocity and pressure ratings by the thermowell supplier shall fully describe fluid properties needed for the calculations and material considerations described in this Standard. The temperature or applicable range of temperatures, for velocity and pressure ratings, shall be stated by the supplier.

9-2 VELOCITY AND PRESSURE RATINGS
Velocity and pressure ratings stated by a thermowell supplier shall be calculated using the fluid density

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Section 10 References
10-1 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
[1]? Murdock, J. W., 1959, “Power Test Code for Thermometer Wells,” ASME Journal Engineering Power, 403–416. [2]? Blevins, R. D., 2001, Flow-Induced Vibration, 2nd Edition, Krieger, Malabar, FL. [3]? Blevins, R. D., Tilden, B. W., and Martens, D. H., 1996, “Vortex-Induced Vibration and Damping of Thermowells,” Transactions of the ASME, Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference, 328, 465–484. [4]? Zdravkovich, M. M., 1997, Flow Around Circular Cylinders: Vol. 1: Fundamentals, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. [5]? Sakai, T., Iwata, K., Morishita, M., and Kitamura, S., 2001, “Vortex-Induced Vibration of a Circular Cylinder in Super-Critical Reynolds Number Flow and Its Suppression by Structure Damping,” JSME International Journal, Series B, 44, 712–720. [6]? Iwata, K., Morishita, M., Sakai, T., Yamaguchi, A., Ogura, K., 2001, “Evaluation of Turbulence-Induced Vibration of a Circular Cylinder in Supercritical Reynolds Number Flow,” JSME Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers International Journal, Series B, 44, 721–728. [7]? Blevins, R. D., 2009, “Models for Vortex Induced Vibration of Cylinders Based on Measured Forces,” ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 131, paper 101203. [8]? International Association of the Properties of Water and Steam, 2009, “Releases and Guidelines,” available at http://www.iapws.org, accessed March 6, 2009. [9]? National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 2009, NIST Chemistry Webbook, NIST Standard Reference Database Number 69, http://webbook.nist. gov/chemistry, accessed March 6, 2009. [10]? Brock, J. E., 1974, “Stress Analysis of Thermowells,” Report NPS–59B074112A, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. [11]? Energy Institute, 2008, Guidelines for the Avoidance of Vibration Induced Fatigue in Process Pipework, 2nd Edition, Energy Institute, London. [12]? Morishita, M., and K. Dozaki, 1998, “History of Flow-Induced Vibration Incident Occurred in Monju,” Transactions of the ASME, Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference, 363, 103–108. [13]? Ogura, K., Morishita, M., and A. Yamaguchi, 1998, “Cause of Flow-Induced Vibration of Thermocouple Well,” Transactions of the ASME, Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference, 363, 109–117. [14]? Morishita, M., and Wada, Y., 1998, “Fatigue Analysis of Thermowell Due to Flow-Induced Vibration,” Transactions of the ASME, Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference, 363, 119–124. [15]? Odahara, S., Murakami, Y., Inoue, M., and Sueoka, A., 2005, “Fatigue Failure by In-Line FlowInduced Vibration and Fatigue Life Evaluation,” JSME Journal, Series A, 48, 109–117. [16]? Ramberg, S. E., 1983, “The Effects of Yaw and Finite Length Upon the Vortex Wakes of Stationary and Vibrating Cylinders,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 128, 81–107. [17]? Lide, D., ed., 2008, CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 89th Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. [18]? ASTM International, 2009, Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Forgings for Piping Applications, ASTM A105/ A105M-09, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA. [19]? Davis, J. R., ed., 1998, Metals Handbook Desk Edition, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. [20]? ASTM International, 2009, Standard Specification for Forged or Rolled Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe Flanges, Forged Fittings, and Valves and Parts for High-Temperature Service, ASTM A182/A182M-09a, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA.

10-2 REFERENCED ASME DOCUMENTS
ASME B16.5-2003, Pipe Flanges and Flange Fittings ASME B31.1-2007, Power Piping ASME B31.3-2008, Process Piping ASME B40.200-2008, Thermometers, Direct Reading and Remote Reading: ASME B40.9, “Thermowells for Thermometers and Elastic Temperature Sensors” ASME BPVC III-A, Appendices, 2007 Edition ASME BPVC VIII, Division 1, 2007 Edition ASME BPVC VIII, Division 2, 2007 Edition ASME BPVC VIII, Division 3, 2007 Edition Publisher: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Three Park Avenue, New York , NY 10016-5990; Order Department, 22 Law Drive, P.O. Box 2900 Fairfield, NJ 07007

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NONMANDATORY APPENDIX A CONVERSION FACTORS
A-1 Conversion Factors Between SI and U.S. Customary Units
(a) To convert inches (in.) to meters, multiply by 0.0254. (b) To convert pounds-force (lbf) to newton (kg?m/ s2), multiply by 4.448 222. (c) To convert pounds-force per square inch (psi or lbf/in.2) to pascal (Pa), multiply by 6.894?757?3?103. of pounds per square inch (psi or lbf/in.2), which is not equivalent to the derived unit of pressure resulting from the combination of pounds, inches, and seconds: lb/(in.?sec2). To convert pounds-force per square inch (psi or lbf/in.2) to lb/(in.?sec2), multiply by 386.088. (b) Many sources express fluid viscosity in units of centipoise (1 centipoise 5 0.01 poise). The centipoise is neither an SI unit nor a U.S. Customary unit, but can be converted using the following conversion factors: (1) To convert centipoise (cP) to lb/(ft?sec), multiply by 6.714 × 104. (2) To convert centipoise (cP) to pascal second (Pa?s), multiply by 0.001.

A-2 Other Conversion Factors
(a) Within the U.S. Customary units system, pressures and elastic moduli are commonly given in units

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PTC 6A-2000 (R2009) PTC 6 on Steam Turbines — Interpretations 1977–1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 6 Guidance for Evaluation of Measurement Uncertainty in Performance Tests of Steam Turbines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 6 Report-1985 (R2003) Procedures for Routine Performance Tests of Steam Turbines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 6S-1988 (R2009) Centrifugal Pumps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 8.2-1990 Performance Test Code on Compressors and Exhausters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 10-1997 (R2009) Fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 11-2008 Closed Feedwater Heaters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 12.1-2000 (R2005) Performance Test Code on Steam Surface Condensers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 12.2-1998 (R2007) Performance Test Code on Deaerators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 12.3-1997 (R2009) Moisture Separator Reheaters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 12.4-1992 (R2009) Single Phase Heat Exchangers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 12.5-2000 (R2005) Reciprocating Internal-Combustion Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 17-1973 (R2003) Hydraulic Turbines and Pump-Turbines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 18-2002 Test Uncertainty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 19.1-2005 Pressure Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 19.2-1987 (R2004) Temperature Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 19.3-1974 (R2004) Flow Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 19.5-2004 Measurement of Shaft Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 19.7-1980 (R1988) Flue and Exhaust Gas Analyses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 19.10-1981 Steam and Water Sampling, Conditioning, and Analysis in the Power Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 19.11-2008 Data Acquisition Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 19.22-2007 Guidance Manual for Model Testing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 19.23-1980 (R1985) Particulate Matter Collection Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 21-1991 Gas Turbines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 22-2005 Atmospheric Water Cooling Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 23-2003 Ejectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 24-1976 (R1982) Pressure Relief Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 25-2008 Speed-Governing Systems for Hydraulic Turbine-Generator Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 29-2005 Air Cooled Heat Exchangers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 30-1991 (R2005) Air-Cooled Steam Condensers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 30.1-2007 Ion Exchange Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 31-1973 (R1991) Waste Combustors With Energy Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 34-2007 Measurement of Industrial Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 36-2004 Determining the Concentration of Particulate Matter in a Gas Stream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 38-1980 (R1985) Steam Traps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 39-2005 Flue Gas Desulfurization Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 40-1991 Wind Turbines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 42-1988 (R2004) Performance Test Code on Overall Plant Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 46-1996 Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Generation Plants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 47-2006 Fuel Cell Power Systems Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 50-2002 (R2009) Ramp Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTC 70-2009 Performance Monitoring Guidelines for Steam Power Plants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PTC PM-2010 The ASME Publications Catalog shows a complete list of all the Standards published by the Society. For a complimentary catalog, or the latest information about our publications, call 1-800-THE-ASME (1-800-843-2763).

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