Some Aspects of Operating Under High Pressure

CIM Bulletin, 1962

THE term "high pressure", as used in industry today, is applied rather loosely . Generally, it refers to pressures that are higher than those encountered in most industrial processes although no definite limits are normally stated. For tl1e purpose of this talk I should like to set r ather arbitrary limits to the term " high pressure", and in absolute figures this would be the range from 1000 psi to perhaps 40,000 or 50,000 p.s.i.
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