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OTO 2002/028

Transient vibration guidelines for fast acting valves screening assessment

Steady state vibration of process piping is becoming a better understood phenomenon with publications such as the MTD "Guidelines for the Avoidance of Vibration Induced Fatigue in Process Pipework" (Reference 1); steady state vibration is additionally more easily assessed as part of a vibration survey. Transient events can result in excess levels of vibration for a short duration, and this can pose a threat to process piping which is not always evident.

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Updated 2012-03-26