Providing petrochemical plant consulting support, including structural and vibration analysis, metallurgical services, weld consulting, corrosion and risk analysis.
Our work includes assisting in the design, startup, commissioning and structural / safety analysis – as well as API 579 Fitness for Service on chemical plants, offshore structures, refineries and other facilities – reducing risk and controlling your total cost of ownership. Projects have included:
Structural analysis of a vessel subjected to a vacuum loading at elevated temperature – to determine instantaneous (linear and non-linear) buckling and long term creep buckling responses.
Refineries and petrochemical plants contain some of the harshest environments – subjected to extreme pressures and temperatures, as well as highly corrosive environments. These plants continually face plant aging concerns – which may lead to safety issues, as well as costly unplanned maintenance and outages.
Process equipment often involves thermal mixing, which causes high cycle thermal fatigue and turbulent flow, which causes erosion and erosion/corrosion. High velocity flow produces vibration, potential water hammer and flow conditions sometimes resulting in mechanical instabilities and subsequent flow-induced collapse.
In order to design, build and operate such equipment, engineering expertise in metallurgy, welding and elevated temperature applications is required. In addition, this equipment is asked to perform safely and efficiently to – and often beyond its design life – in order to minimize plant life cycle costs.
Our team of engineers have over 30 years experience in resolving corrosion, weld, seismic/vibration and other plant issues.
We also provide API579/ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service evaluations to extend the life of equipment.
- Pressure Vessels
- Heat Exchangers
- Steam Generators
- Piping/ Valves
Fatigue is one of the key contributing factors to the degradation of aging components.
We perform fatigue analysis to ASME code to keep you compliant, and ensuring equipment structural integrity.
Give us a call to talk about your plant engineering challenges.
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