PRESSURE VESSELS & PIPES
for- purpose calculations on flawed water line pipe
Determine flaw size dependent design pressure
Fracture Mechanics to predict crack growth and failure mode
IIW Bulletin 520
Corrosion of pipelines
Monte Carlo and Fracture Mechanics calculations to calculate remaining life of cyclically pressurised underground and surface line pipe life subject to environment dependent pit corrosion depth and density distribution.
Root cause assessment for collapse of pipes in mine shaft.
Flow & pressure distribution
Investmech did several projects where flow & pressure distribution in water and slurry pipelines were calculated, including heat exchangers.
Electrode arm hydraulic system transient analysis
Accelerated wear on electrodes.
Related to unsteady control.
Transient analysis of coupled hydraulic & mechanical system. Hydraulic resonance to be responsible.
Pipe thickness, size & anchoring changed to solve problem.
Briquette impregnation reactor design audit covering the following scope:
1. Design compliance
2. Drawings compliance
3. Welding procedure specifications
Design temperature of this reactor is 300 °C. Design pressure 700 kPa.
Root cause assessment of the failure of a pressurised dust catcher including the following scope:
1.Inspection of failed sections
3.Pressure vessel code driven design calculations
Design temperature of this reactor is 300 °C. Design pressure 700 kPa. Ref: IM-
Design of pulsating pressure hutch tanks for the iron ore processing industry with following limited mission profile:
- Pressure frequency: 1 Hz
- Complex geometry requiring finite element analysis (FEA)
- Manufacturing drawings
- Welding Procedure Specifications
Ref: IM-TR577 11574