Nolan L. Miller: About the Author
Engineering Associate, SASOL North America
Nolan Miller is a licensed mechanical engineer with over thirty (30) years of experience in the petrochemical and natural gas industries with extensive experience in Project Management and Maintenance Management; he now leads the Mechanical Integrity Compliance for Sasol North America’s Asset Integrity Program. He also provides technical support and engineering consulting to all levels of Sasol’s capital and maintenance issues. Nolan’s involvement and networking with API and HF Alkylation experts helps bring new technologies through industry organizations. He contributes time and effort to API’s (ICP) Inspector Certification Program, a position which involves setting the standard for our new API Inspectors.
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November/December 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Nolan L. Miller at SASOL North America
This article will go through the methodology of each process that could be used in determining the structural component for the required pipe wall thickness, but will focus on the use of Beam Flexural Stress calculations and Beam Deflection calculations to determine the structural component of the required pipe wall thickness calculation.