Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Ensures Equipment Integrity & Reliability
Performing finite element analysis services on vessels, heat exchangers, skids and other power / process / manufacturing equipment. This includes stress, thermal, vibration, and fatigue finite element analysis techniques to ensure equipment structural integrity, performance and reliability.
We provide both design/ analysis of new equipment as well as analysis of operating equipment to codes including AWS, API, and ASME. The benefits of FEA Analysis include:
- Creating a Stronger, Safer Product – often parts fail prematurely in fatigue. FEA determines where weaknesses are, and is used to create a stronger design
- Reduce Unneeded Material – areas with low stresses add needless weight & cost to the part
- Determine the Strength of a Part – FEA Analysis can predict under what conditions an object will fail and whether it will meet code even without testing
We have extensive experience performing FEA Analysis on a wide range of components, including furnaces, conveyors, vessels, and welded/non-welded assemblies operating in ambient & extreme environments. Should equipment have limited life, we develop improved designs and/or repair procedures.
Count on our 30+ years experience to develop accuracy in geometry, meshing, boundary conditions and load characterization.
- Lifting Devices
Partial List of ASME Codes We Perform
B&PV Section III Class 1, 2 and 3 (Nuclear Power Plant Components)
B&PV Section VIII Div. 1 (Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels)
B&PV Section VIII Div. 2, Part 5 (Design by Analysis)
B&PV Section VIII Div. 3 (Alternative Rules for Construction of High-Pressure Vessels)
B&PV Section IX (Welding and Brazing Qualifications)
B&PV Section XI (Rules for Inspection of Nuclear Power Plants)
B31.1 (Engineering & Operation of Power Piping)
B31.3 (Process Piping)
B31.4 (Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquids & Slurries)
BTH-1 & B30.20 (Below the Hook Lifting Devices)
API 579 / ASME 579-1 Fitness For Service
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