Piping Design

Using industry standard software and analytical calculations FEC can provide piping design verification for small and medium size projects. Evaluation of equipment loads can be coupled with vessel design and reviewed for acceptability. Piping designs are completed to ASME B31.3 and AS4041.

Specific Software

AutoPIPE and CAESAR II

For pipe stress analysis to the major international piping design codes such as ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3. AutoPIPE and CAESAR II allow for efficient data input and comprehensive post processing to determine compliance. FEC an perform static and dynamic analysis with inclusion of environmental loading, hanger design and natural frequency review.

Job List

Piping design verification for 5 lines.

Design verification was completed on 5 lines with 2 temperature cases to ASME B31.3. Included review of connecting equipment loads and client site specifications for environmental loads.

Piping design for 400NB metering skid piping.

The design was completed for a major LNG project and included a complete piping design for the skid mounted system. The design included flange loading analysis, transportation loads, environmental loads, upstream and downstream piping effects. In combination with the piping design, the skid structural design was also completed. In house collaboration between piping and structural design allowed for an efficient design process.

Review of diesel supply lines.

Following design modifications to the pump supply manifold, FEC was engaged to review the acceptability of the piping design. FEC reviewed allowable pump and valve flange loads in accordance with customer specifications.

Cracking review on MP steam lines.

Complete a pipe stress analysis of the MP steam line to determine the acceptability of the line and probable cracking locations. This review was coupled with a FE model which included detailed geometry modelling of the predicted crack location.

Piping specification development.

Development and updating of over 20 piping specifications for a large Australian operator. Included Duplex specifications and a 45MPa Carbon steel specification.

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