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FEA Design and Analysis – Chemical Tubular Reactor to ASME Code

FEA Model of Chemical Reactor Design & Thermal, Stress and Buckling FEA Analysis to ASME Section VIII Divisions 1 and 2 We performed the FEA …

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Finite Element Analysis – ASTM SA516 Grade 70 Condensate Receiving Tanks

(ANSYS) FEA Model of Condensate Tank Finite Element Analysis on Condensate Tanks & Nozzles We performed a finite element stress analysis on condensate receiving tanks …

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Failure Investigation – Wire Rope

Surface Deformation and Fractures Low Magnification SEM Image of Fractures Higher SEM Magnifcation of Fracture   We performed a failure investigation on a 6x36G IWRC …

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Finite Element Analysis – 16 Ft Diameter Refractory Lined Autoclave

FEA Results of Autoclave O’Donnell Consulting performed a finite element analysis of a refractory lined autoclave, for use in the chemical industry. The composite design …

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Failure Analysis on Cracked Tube-to-Tubesheet Welds on Sulfuric Acid Plant Superheater

The startup of a plant involved transient conditions when saturated steam suddenly entered the hot tubes of a superheater – causing damage, and subsequent extensive damage to equipment further down the process line.

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Fire Investigation – Commercial Grain Dryer

O’Donnell Consulting was retained by an insurance company to perform a root cause analysis of a fire on a commercial grain dryer, used to dry …

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Stress, Vibration and Fatigue (FEA) Analysis – Bellows

(ANSYS) FEA Model – Results showing close-up view of the radial stress (X-Dir) Finite element modeling and analysis were used for stress & fatigue evaluations …

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Failed Studs on an Electric Turbine Outer Head Cover

Studs connecting the outer head cover to the stay ring of an electric-generating turbine had failed

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Failure Analysis – 2700 HP Fracking Pump

The original design incorporated a 4 inch diameter shaft, which, during testing, had failed.

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API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service on a Brewery Tank

  We performed a API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 2007 Fitness-for-Service evaluation on a tank for a brewery. The tank has an 8-foot diameter cylindrical shell 13’-10” …

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FEA and Structural Assessment of Mining Bulkhead Door

FEA Model of Mine Door The structural integrity of bulkheads was a very important issue in safely operating mines for a particular client. In the …

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Forensic Investigation of a Fifth Wheel Failure

We performed a forensic investigation on a fifth-wheel failure which caused separation of a trailer from its tractor. It was determined that one of the …

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