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August 2019

BakerRisk would like to thank our clients and other guests who visited our exhibit booth and attended our technical presentations at the 2019 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Conference.

Jeff Baker and Matt Edel at the BakerRisk Booth for the ASME PVP Conference

The 2019 ASME PVP Conference was held in San Antonio on July 14 – 19, 2019, and focused on pressure vessel and piping technologies for the power and process industries.  This international conference included over 180 technical paper and panel sessions, was attended by approximately 900 people, and had an exhibition with relevant companies.

BakerRisk exhibited capabilities in mechanical integrity, reliability, materials engineering, failure analysis, hazards testing and other services. We also had five technical presentations at the conference:

• “Test Facility Technical Tour Presentation” by Matt Edel, Will Lowry and Dan Benac
• “Reactor Vessel Hazard Assessment Case Study” by Matt Edel
• “PVB Blast Load Enhancement Due to Mach Stem” by Will Lowry
• “Blast Attenuation in Tunnels or Pipes with Turns” by Jihui Geng
• “Preventing and Investigating High-Energy Releases and Explosions of Pressure Vessels” by Dan Benac and Matt Edel

On Friday, July 19, BakerRisk hosted approximately 50 conference participants at the 160-acre Wilfred E. Baker Test Facility near San Antonio, Texas.

The tour included a Pressure Failure Case Study Presentation and five hazard demonstration tests for our guests to experience:
o Shock tube blast wave against stiffened metal plate
o Bursting pressure vessel projectile against steel plate
o Flange leak with saturated propane
o Pressure relief valve pop with propane
o Jet fire with saturated propane

Scroll down to view photos and an exciting, informative video on this tour!

To request a tour, or a copy of our technical presentations, please contact us here.

Quentin Baker kicks off WEBTF tour with a presentation on a pump failure incident
Dan Benac concludes second half of presentation on a pump failure incident
Shock tube test presentation
Shock tube test presentation
Shock tube test result observation
Shock tube test result observation
Shock tube test result observation
Shock tube test result observation
Shock tube test result observation
Shock tube test result observation
Tour of the pressure testing facility
High pressure test set up presentation
High pressure gas release and jet fire orientation
Observation of high pressure gas release test
Observation of high pressure gas release test
Observation of jet fire test
Observation of jet fire test
Observation of jet fire test
BakerRisk Hazards Testing Team
Click on the video to view highlights from the tour.