FLOW ASSURANCE USING CFD
PRESSURE VESSELS & PIPE STRESS ANALYSIS
THERMAL & HEAT TRANSFER SIMULATIONS
SEISMIC & VIBRATION ANALYSIS
PULSATION AND MECHANICAL ANALYSIS
High pressure pulsations generated from reciprocating pumps or reciprocating compressors can cause a number of problems like vibration, fatigue failures, water hammer and reduction in efficiency. Pump or Compressor manufacturers along with the project contractors are required to meet guidelines established by API Standard 674 or API Standard 618. Integrated analysis of steady state pulsation produced by these reciprocating equipment and other sources of mechanical excitation is studied to determine the conformance of system with allowable pressure levels prescribed in API 674 & API 618. Practical design modification suggested using these analyses provide system reliability, minimized pressure drop and performance losses, faster turnaround in the design, optimized vessel sizes, and lower overall costs.
API 674 Case Study
Additional loads caused by structural movements resulting from rotary or reciprocating equipment and occasional loads caused by natural events like earthquake can cause severe and costly loss to oil and gas infrastructure. Vessels, Tanks & Piping infrastructure must therefore be designed to resist these vibration and seismic loads. We provide high end engineering services which can tackle the toughest vibration & seismic problems. With Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Software, we predict the modes of vibration (shapes and frequencies), the transient response subject to forcing frequencies, and the response of a system due to random excitation. Based on these analyses we provide practical design considerations which can suitably mitigate risks of structural failure.
Case Study: Vibration Analysis of Petroleum Pipeline