Engineering Design & Analysis
Engineering design and (stress, thermal & fatigue) analysis to codes including AWS, API and ASME (B&PV, Piping and BTH) – ensuring structural integrity of pressure & process equipment including pressure vessels, piping, and heat exchangers.
Whether it requires Closed-Form Design-By-Rule methods (ASME Section VIII Division 1) or Finite Element Analysis with Design-By-Analysis (ASME Section VIII Division 2) – we have extensive experience in design, analysis and optimization, maximizing equipment reliability and controlling costs for owner-users.
- Design and Analysis of Pressure Vessels and Process Equipment
- ASME B&PV Code Design and Analysis of Feedwater Heater
- ASME Power & Process Equipment (B31.1 & B31.3) Analysis
- Heat Transfer & Thermal / Transient Analysis of Equipment
- Optimal Design for Weight, Strength and Durability
- Stress & Seismic Analysis of Skids and Related Equipment
- Vibration and Fatigue Analysis of Components including Bellows
O’Donnell Consulting Engineers performed the design and stress analysis of elevated temperature / pressure vessels. One particular vessel had a specification to a no-leak condition. The challenge was to attach the hemispherical head to the shell without causing distortions, due to temperature differences. We thus designed a series of clamps to seal the two pieces together.
To see more of the projects we’ve worked on, see Portfolio.
- ASME Design & Analysis – Section VIII Div. 1, 2 and 3
- ASME Analysis – (B31.1 Power & B31.3 Process Piping)
- ASME Design & Analysis – (Below the Hook) BTH-1 & B30.20
- NBIC, API, ANSI, ASTM, AWS, MIL
- AISC, IBC, ISO, AWWA, AAR +
- International Codes including DIN, BSI
Additional Engineering Analysis Services
- Finite Element Analysis – reduces the time/effort/costs of physical testing
- Elevated Temperature Design & Analysis
- Design & Analysis of Perforated Plates
- Vibration/ Seismic Analysis – Response spectrum analysis and time history
- Linear and non-linear large deformation dynamic analysis
- Fracture Mechanics Analysis – In accordance with ASME Code Sections III and XI
- Fatigue Analysis – Fatigue is one of the most frequent causes of failure in pressure vessels, piping and process equipment. A vibrating component often leads to fatigue – which eventually leads to equipment malfunction, or catastrophic failure. We perform Fatigue Analysis to ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.
- Pressure Vessels
- Heat Exchangers