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“RTP-1, A Standard for FRP Storage Tanks, The Intent and the Realities” Presented By: Jeffrey
“RTP-1, A Standard for FRP Storage Tanks, The Intent and the Realities” Presented By: Jeffrey
“RTP-1, A Standard for
FRP Storage Tanks,
The Intent and the Realities”
Presented By:
Jeffrey D. Eisenman, P.E.
Maverick Applied Science, Inc.
jeisenman@mas-mss.com
PH: (941) 721-1800
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General Outline  Introduction  Background Perceptions regarding RTP-1  What is RTP-1?  What
General Outline  Introduction  Background Perceptions regarding RTP-1  What is RTP-1?  What
General Outline  Introduction  Background Perceptions regarding RTP-1  What is RTP-1?  What
General Outline  Introduction  Background Perceptions regarding RTP-1  What is RTP-1?  What
General Outline
General Outline
General Outline  Introduction  Background Perceptions regarding RTP-1  What is RTP-1?  What does
General Outline  Introduction  Background Perceptions regarding RTP-1  What is RTP-1?  What does
 Introduction  Background Perceptions regarding RTP-1  What is RTP-1?  What does it
 Introduction
 Background
Perceptions regarding RTP-1
What is RTP-1?
What does it do for me?
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General Outline cont’d Qualifications Design in accordance with RTP-1 IAW RTP-1, but No Stamp! How
General Outline cont’d
General Outline cont’d
General Outline cont’d Qualifications Design in accordance with RTP-1 IAW RTP-1, but No Stamp! How do
General Outline cont’d Qualifications Design in accordance with RTP-1 IAW RTP-1, but No Stamp! How do
General Outline cont’d Qualifications Design in accordance with RTP-1 IAW RTP-1, but No Stamp! How do

Qualifications Design in accordance with RTP-1 IAW RTP-1, but No Stamp! How do we get what we want?

Outline cont’d Qualifications Design in accordance with RTP-1 IAW RTP-1, but No Stamp! How do we
Outline cont’d Qualifications Design in accordance with RTP-1 IAW RTP-1, but No Stamp! How do we
Outline cont’d Qualifications Design in accordance with RTP-1 IAW RTP-1, but No Stamp! How do we
Outline cont’d Qualifications Design in accordance with RTP-1 IAW RTP-1, but No Stamp! How do we
Outline cont’d Qualifications Design in accordance with RTP-1 IAW RTP-1, but No Stamp! How do we
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Introduction  Governed by ASME, Board of Pressure Technology Codes & Standards The Bible for
Introduction  Governed by ASME, Board of Pressure Technology Codes & Standards The Bible for
Introduction  Governed by ASME, Board of Pressure Technology Codes & Standards The Bible for
Introduction
Introduction
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Governed by ASME, Board of Pressure Technology Codes & Standards The Bible for FRP Tanks! RTP-1 is a national and international standard. The most comprehensive standard for FRP storage tanks. Specified around the world.

standard.  The most comprehensive standard for FRP storage tanks. Specified around the world.  
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standard.  The most comprehensive standard for FRP storage tanks. Specified around the world.  
standard.  The most comprehensive standard for FRP storage tanks. Specified around the world.  
standard.  The most comprehensive standard for FRP storage tanks. Specified around the world.  
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Background  First Published by ASME in 1989 Updated every 2 year, 2011 Currently 11
Background  First Published by ASME in 1989 Updated every 2 year, 2011 Currently 11
Background  First Published by ASME in 1989 Updated every 2 year, 2011 Currently 11
Background
Background
Background  First Published by ASME in 1989 Updated every 2 year, 2011 Currently 11 Certified
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First Published by ASME in 1989 Updated every 2 year, 2011 Currently 11 Certified for RTP-1 Maintained by an ASME Committee of industry related members Design Conditions from Full Vacuum to +15 PSI

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by an ASME Committee of industry related members  Design Conditions from Full Vacuum to +15
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ASME RTP-1 Perception: Provides Good Quality, but Its Expensive!? Reality: Not Much More! ~0-10% 6
ASME RTP-1
ASME RTP-1
ASME RTP-1 Perception: Provides Good Quality, but Its Expensive!? Reality: Not Much More! ~0-10% 6
ASME RTP-1 Perception: Provides Good Quality, but Its Expensive!? Reality: Not Much More! ~0-10% 6
ASME RTP-1 Perception: Provides Good Quality, but Its Expensive!? Reality: Not Much More! ~0-10% 6
Perception: Provides Good Quality, but Its Expensive!? Reality: Not Much More! ~0-10% 6
Perception: Provides Good Quality,
but Its Expensive!?
Reality:
Not Much More!
~0-10%
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ASME RTP-1 Perception: It’s only a design guideline, similar to ASTM D3299 Reality: It’s much
ASME RTP-1
ASME RTP-1
ASME RTP-1 Perception: It’s only a design guideline, similar to ASTM D3299 Reality: It’s much more
ASME RTP-1 Perception: It’s only a design guideline, similar to ASTM D3299 Reality: It’s much more
ASME RTP-1 Perception: It’s only a design guideline, similar to ASTM D3299 Reality: It’s much more
Perception: It’s only a design guideline, similar to ASTM D3299 Reality: It’s much more than
Perception: It’s only a design
guideline, similar to ASTM D3299
Reality:
It’s much more
than that!
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What is ASME RTP-1?  A Safety Document!  A Quality Control Document  A
What is ASME RTP-1?
What is ASME RTP-1?
What is ASME RTP-1?  A Safety Document!  A Quality Control Document  A Design
What is ASME RTP-1?  A Safety Document!  A Quality Control Document  A Design
What is ASME RTP-1?  A Safety Document!  A Quality Control Document  A Design
 A Safety Document!  A Quality Control Document  A Design Guideline  A
 A Safety Document!
 A Quality Control
Document
 A Design Guideline
 A Fabrication
Guideline
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What does it cover?  Communications • • Users Basic Requirements Specification (UBRS) Reporting, (Design,
What does it cover?  Communications • • Users Basic Requirements Specification (UBRS) Reporting, (Design,
What does it cover?  Communications • • Users Basic Requirements Specification (UBRS) Reporting, (Design,
What does it cover?  Communications • • Users Basic Requirements Specification (UBRS) Reporting, (Design,
What does it cover?  Communications • • Users Basic Requirements Specification (UBRS) Reporting, (Design,
What does it cover?
What does it cover?
 Communications • •
 Communications
What does it cover?  Communications • • Users Basic Requirements Specification (UBRS) Reporting, (Design,

Users Basic Requirements Specification (UBRS) Reporting, (Design, Inspection)

Specification (UBRS) Reporting, (Design, Inspection) Materials  • Qualification of Raw Materials •
Materials  • Qualification of Raw Materials • Definition of Standard Laminates • Design Basis
Materials
• Qualification of Raw Materials
• Definition of Standard Laminates
• Design Basis Laminate Testing
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 • Qualification of Raw Materials • Definition of Standard Laminates • Design Basis Laminate Testing
 • Qualification of Raw Materials • Definition of Standard Laminates • Design Basis Laminate Testing
More of what it covers?  Design • Subpart 3A – Design by Rules •
More of what it covers?  Design • Subpart 3A – Design by Rules •
More of what it covers?  Design • Subpart 3A – Design by Rules •
More of what it covers?
More of what it covers?
More of what it covers?  Design • Subpart 3A – Design by Rules • Subpart
 Design • Subpart 3A – Design by Rules • Subpart 3B – Design by
 Design
• Subpart 3A – Design by Rules
• Subpart 3B – Design by Stress Analysis
• Special guidelines above 16 ft Dia.
 Fabrication
• Definition of Primary Components
• Specific requirements for Joints and
Reinforcements, i.e. repads, and knuckles
• Specific requirements for Flanges and
Nozzle Installation
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More of what it covers?  Inspection and Testing • • Fabricator’s QC and QA
More of what it covers?  Inspection and Testing • • Fabricator’s QC and QA
More of what it covers?  Inspection and Testing • • Fabricator’s QC and QA
More of what it covers?
More of what it covers?
 Inspection and Testing • •
 Inspection and Testing

Fabricator’s QC and QA Program Documentation and Recordkeeping Inspection Requirements Description of Non- conformances and Remedy Testing Requirements Acceptance Criteria

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Requirements Description of Non- conformances and Remedy Testing Requirements Acceptance Criteria • • • • 11
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Requirements Description of Non- conformances and Remedy Testing Requirements Acceptance Criteria • • • • 11
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More of what it covers?  Shop Qualifications • Material Tracking • Fabrication Methods •
More of what it covers?  Shop Qualifications • Material Tracking • Fabrication Methods •
More of what it covers?  Shop Qualifications • Material Tracking • Fabrication Methods •
More of what it covers?  Shop Qualifications • Material Tracking • Fabrication Methods •
More of what it covers?  Shop Qualifications • Material Tracking • Fabrication Methods •
More of what it covers?
More of what it covers?
 Shop Qualifications • Material Tracking • Fabrication Methods • Demonstration Laminates • Proof Testing
 Shop Qualifications
• Material Tracking
• Fabrication Methods
• Demonstration Laminates
• Proof Testing of Laminates

Quality Control Program Certified Laminates and Bonders

Laminates • Proof Testing of Laminates • • Quality Control Program Certified Laminates and Bonders 12
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More of what it covers?  Shop Certification • Surveyed and Certified by an ASME
More of what it covers?  Shop Certification • Surveyed and Certified by an ASME
More of what it covers?  Shop Certification • Surveyed and Certified by an ASME
More of what it covers?  Shop Certification • Surveyed and Certified by an ASME
More of what it covers?  Shop Certification • Surveyed and Certified by an ASME
More of what it covers?
More of what it covers?
 Shop Certification • Surveyed and Certified by an ASME Team • Quality Control Manual
 Shop Certification
• Surveyed and Certified by an ASME
Team
Quality Control Manual – Review and
on file with ASME • Shop must Construct and Successfully Test a Demonstration
on file with ASME
• Shop must Construct and
Successfully Test a Demonstration

Vessel Announced and Unannounced Audits

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and Successfully Test a Demonstration Vessel Announced and Unannounced Audits • • Recertified every 3 years
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Recertified every 3 years
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RTP-1 is a Comprehensive Quality Control Program for FRP Storage Tanks  Checks and Balances
RTP-1 is a Comprehensive Quality
Control Program for FRP Storage Tanks
 Checks and
Balances
• Proof Testing for Design
Basis Laminates
• Design and Fabrication
Validation
• Quality Control Program
with independent
certification
• Certified personnel
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Reality: I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1.  What does that mean? 
Reality: I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1.  What does that mean? 
Reality: I want it designed in
accordance with RTP-1.
 What does
that mean?
 What are the
expectations?
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Reality: I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1.
Reality: I want it designed in
accordance with RTP-1.
Reality: I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1.   What does that mean? What
Reality: I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1.   What does that mean? What
Reality: I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1.   What does that mean? What
Reality: I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1.   What does that mean? What
Reality: I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1.   What does that mean? What
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What does that mean? What are the expectations?

  What does that mean? What are the expectations?  I expect full compliance with
 I expect full compliance with RTP-1 Part 3, Design.
 I expect full compliance with
RTP-1 Part 3, Design.
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I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1. What are the realities? Questions!  Does
I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1.
I want it designed in
accordance with RTP-1.
I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1. What are the realities? Questions!  Does the
I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1. What are the realities? Questions!  Does the
I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1. What are the realities? Questions!  Does the
What are the realities? Questions!  Does the manufacturer have a good understanding of RTP-1?
What are the realities? Questions!
 Does the manufacturer have a good
understanding of RTP-1?
 Will a Professional Engineer perform
the calculations?
 How will the assumptions for the
material properties be verified?
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I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1. What are the realities? No worries about
I want it designed in accordance with RTP-1. What are the realities? No worries about
I want it designed in
accordance with RTP-1.
What are the realities?
No worries about anything else?
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Reality: I want it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required. 
Reality: I want it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.
Reality: I want it in accordance
with RTP-1, but a stamp is not
required.
it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.  What does that mean?
it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.  What does that mean?

What does that mean? What are the expectations?

it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.  What does that mean?
it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.  What does that mean?
it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.  What does that mean?
it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.  What does that mean?
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I want it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.
I want it in accordance with RTP-1,
but a stamp is not required.
it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.  What does that mean?
 What does that mean?  What are the expectations?

What does that mean? What are the expectations?

 What does that mean?  What are the expectations?
 What does that mean?  What are the expectations? I expect full compliance with RTP-1
 What does that mean?  What are the expectations? I expect full compliance with RTP-1
I expect full compliance with RTP-1 and RTP-1 quality, but can be built by a
I expect full compliance with RTP-1 and
RTP-1 quality, but can be built by a
manufacturer that is not certified by
ASME.
full compliance with RTP-1 and RTP-1 quality, but can be built by a manufacturer that is
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Reality: I want it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required. 
Reality: I want it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.
Reality: I want it in accordance
with RTP-1, but a stamp is not
required.
Reality: I want it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.  What
Reality: I want it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.  What

What does that mean?

Reality: I want it in accordance with RTP-1, but a stamp is not required.  What
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I want it in accordance with RTP- 1, but a stamp is not required.
I want it in accordance with RTP-
1, but a stamp is not required.
it in accordance with RTP- 1, but a stamp is not required. What are the realities?
it in accordance with RTP- 1, but a stamp is not required. What are the realities?
What are the realities?
What are the realities?
 Proven Material Properties?  Qualified Fabrication Methods?  Quality Control? Certified Laminators? 
 Proven Material Properties?
 Qualified Fabrication Methods?
 Quality Control?
Certified Laminators?
What am I getting????
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I want it in accordance with RTP- 1, but a stamp is not required. What
I want it in accordance with RTP- 1, but a stamp is not required. What
I want it in accordance with RTP-
1, but a stamp is not required.
What am I getting????
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I think we can see there is significant value in an ASME RTP-1 Certified Tank.
I think we can see there is significant value in an ASME RTP-1 Certified Tank.
I think we can see there is
significant value in an ASME
RTP-1 Certified Tank.
 Safety is always a concern.
 Reliable production is
imperative.
 Makes sense from a risk
management standpoint.
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If I don’t ask for an ASME RTP-1 Certified Tank, what can I do to
If I don’t ask for an ASME RTP-1 Certified Tank, what can I do to
If I don’t ask for an ASME RTP-1
Certified Tank, what can I do to
meet expectations?
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If I don’t ask for an ASME RTP-1 Certified Tank, what can I do to
If I don’t ask for an ASME RTP-1
Certified Tank, what can I do to
meet expectations?
The Owner or Owner’s Engineer has
to take responsibility and a more
active role in the procurement and
quality assurance process.
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Engineer has to take responsibility and a more active role in the procurement and quality assurance
Additional Responsibilities of the Owner or Owner’s Engineer First:  Need a Comprehensive and Descriptive
Additional Responsibilities of the Owner or Owner’s Engineer First:  Need a Comprehensive and Descriptive
Additional Responsibilities of the
Owner or Owner’s Engineer
First:
 Need a Comprehensive and
Descriptive Specification
 Prequalify Capable Vendors,
maybe a shop visit and audit.
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Additional Responsibilities of the Owner or Owner’s Engineer Design Concerns:  Design review of Calculations
Additional Responsibilities of the Owner or Owner’s Engineer Design Concerns:  Design review of Calculations
Additional Responsibilities of the
Owner or Owner’s Engineer
Design Concerns:
 Design review of Calculations for
Good FRP Engineering Practices
 Review of Fabrication Drawings for
Compliance with RTP-1 and calcs
 Require and confirm Material
Testing to validate design
assumptions
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Additional Responsibilities of the Owner or Owner’s Engineer Fabrication and Quality Control:  The Owner’s
Additional Responsibilities of the Owner or Owner’s Engineer Fabrication and Quality Control:  The Owner’s
Additional Responsibilities of the
Owner or Owner’s Engineer
Fabrication and Quality Control:
 The Owner’s Specification needs
to provide for some checks and
balances
 Fabrication Kick-off Meeting
 In-process inspections
 Review of fabrication and QC
Documentation
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Additional Responsibilities of the Owner or Owner’s Engineer Testing and Acceptance:  Examine all cut-outs
Additional Responsibilities of the Owner or Owner’s Engineer Testing and Acceptance:  Examine all cut-outs
Additional Responsibilities of the
Owner or Owner’s Engineer
Testing and Acceptance:
Examine all cut-outs for
laminate thicknesses and good
quality
Witness the Hydrostatic Testing
 Require submittal of all QC
Documentation with Delivery
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ASME RTP-1 Tanks? Certified Stamp: It’s a decision based on priorities and needs, but it
ASME RTP-1 Tanks? Certified Stamp: It’s a decision based on priorities and needs, but it
ASME RTP-1 Tanks? Certified Stamp: It’s a decision based on priorities and needs, but it
ASME RTP-1 Tanks?
ASME RTP-1 Tanks?
Certified Stamp: It’s a decision based on priorities and needs, but it should be an
Certified Stamp:
It’s a decision based on priorities
and needs, but it should be an
informed one. Don’t Assume!
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Certified Stamp: It’s a decision based on priorities and needs, but it should be an informed
Certified Stamp: It’s a decision based on priorities and needs, but it should be an informed
Thank You Jeff Eisenman, P.E. Maverick Applied Science, Inc. jeisenman@mas-mss.com PH: (941) 721-1800 32
Thank You Jeff Eisenman, P.E. Maverick Applied Science, Inc. jeisenman@mas-mss.com PH: (941) 721-1800 32
Thank You Jeff Eisenman, P.E. Maverick Applied Science, Inc. jeisenman@mas-mss.com PH: (941) 721-1800 32
Thank You Jeff Eisenman, P.E. Maverick Applied Science, Inc. jeisenman@mas-mss.com PH: (941) 721-1800 32
Thank You
Thank You
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Jeff Eisenman, P.E. Maverick Applied Science, Inc.

Thank You Jeff Eisenman, P.E. Maverick Applied Science, Inc. jeisenman@mas-mss.com PH: (941) 721-1800 32
jeisenman@mas-mss.com PH: (941) 721-1800
jeisenman@mas-mss.com
PH: (941) 721-1800
Thank You Jeff Eisenman, P.E. Maverick Applied Science, Inc. jeisenman@mas-mss.com PH: (941) 721-1800 32
Thank You Jeff Eisenman, P.E. Maverick Applied Science, Inc. jeisenman@mas-mss.com PH: (941) 721-1800 32
Thank You Jeff Eisenman, P.E. Maverick Applied Science, Inc. jeisenman@mas-mss.com PH: (941) 721-1800 32
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