INSPECT – API 579 Fitness-For-Service Simplified

INSPECT performs the calculations and assessments needed by Engineers engaged in process plant inspection and maintenance activities.  It creates detailed Fitness-For-Service (FFS) reports for pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping, and above ground storage tanks.  INSPECT FFS Software reduces regulatory compliance risk by creating ASME design reports for your undocumented pressure vessels.  It also organizes and adds context to your inspection data by showing CML’s and API 579-1 flaws on its 3D equipment models.  And for 2021, INSPECT adds support for FFS flaw assessments on Division 2 vessels.

Depending on your needs, INSPECT’s API 579-1 FFS can assess individual components, complete vessels, or model entire process systems.  INSPECT performs rigorous tmin calculations that can extend vessel remaining life and inspection intervals.  INSPECT’s integration with Shopfloor, our weld procedure software, simplifies repair weld tracking as well.

INSPECT is a Fitness-For-Service extension of our market leading COMPRESS pressure vessel software.  It includes all available COMPRESS functionality and shares the same user interface and file format.  This makes transitioning from COMPRESS to INSPECT simple and efficient.  Users new to Codeware products benefit from an easy to learn user interface that minimizes training time and reduces implementation costs.

An INSPECT API 579 Part 5 Local Metal Loss Map
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INSPECT Featured API 579 FFS Software Capabilities

Part 3 API 579 Part 3 Ensure your operating procedures limit the risk of brittle fracture by automatically running Part 3 assessments. API 579-1 Part 3 MAT Curves Part 4 and 5 API 579 Part 4 & 5 Perform general and local metal loss assessments and quickly generate detailed reports. INSPECT performs API 579 FFS assessments and shows flaws on the 3D model Part 6 API 579 Part 6 INSPECT performs level 1, 2 and 3 pitting assessments and generates detailed API 579 reports with a click of a button. Combined Pitting and Local Metal Loss Flaws are Considered Part 7 API 579 Part 7 Perform Level 1 and 2 assessments from Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) and Hydrogen Blister damage. API 579-1 Part 7 Hydrogen Cracking and Blister Damage Part 8 API 579 Part 8 Ensure that vessels subject to external pressure are within the allowed roundness tolerance with out-of-roundness assessments. API 579-1 Part 8 Out of Roundness Part 9 API 579 Part 9 Crack assessments quickly determines which crack-like flaws can be safely left in service and which require more investigation. API 579-1 Part 9 Crack-like flaw assessment Part 10 API 579 Part 10 Perform creep damage assessments by recording equipment operating histories and calculations. API 579-1 Part 10 Creep Damage Part 11 API 579 Part 11 Perform fire damage assessments and document conclusions in a consistent series of data entries and reports. API 579-1 Part 11 Fire Damage Assessments Part 12 API 579 Part 12 Perform Part 12 assessments and generate detailed API 579 reports. Level 1 and 2 dent, gouge and dent-gouge combinations are available. API 579-1 Part 12 dialog Part 13 API 579 Part 13 Model laminations and provide rapid results so you can make the necessary mediation decisions with confidence API 579-1 Part 13 Lamination Diagram API 510 API 510 Address in-service activities such as inspection, remaining life determination and repair. API 510 API 570 API 570 3D inspection data management and calculations simplify compliance with the requirements of the API-570 Code. API 570 API 653 API 653 Track tank thickness inspection measurements and provide calculation reports. API 653 Storage Tank Evaulations Gage Gage Integration Set up and retrieve inspection grids from thickness gages fast and easy. Thickness Gage Integration in INSPECT OSHA OSHA 1910 Meet the Mechanical Integrity requirements of OSHA1910.119 (j) and EPA Title 40 part 68.73. OSHA standards in COMPRESS Undocumented Undocumented Vessels Pressure Vessel Inspection Code requires owners to maintain permanent, progressive records as listed in API 510 Section 7.8 Undocumented Vessels in INSPECT IDMS The INSPECT IDMS Show condition monitoring locations (CML’s) and API 579-1 flaws directly on pressure equipment models. Inspection Data Monitoring System IDMS MSOT Auto-Refrigeration MSOT curves are employed to determine which process conditions put equipment at risk of failure by brittle fracture. Minimum Safe Operating Temperature (MSOT) curve in INSPECT Older Codes Old ASME® Codes Supported Increase vessel life automatically by using the higher allowable stresses per NBIC Section 3.4. Codes menu API 510 Pressure Relieving Devices Easily model pressure relieving devices (PRDs) on your fixed equipment. Easily model pressure relieving devices (PRDs) with INSPECT Excel Integration Excel Integration Export and import thickness inspection grids to and from Microsoft Excel. Excel Integration with INSPECT

INSPECT:  Comprehensive FFS + Mechanical Integrity Software

INSPECT's API 579 FFS assessments cover a wide range of equipment and flaw types

API 579-1 / ASME FFS-1

Taking equipment out of service is expensive but leaving damaged equipment in service can be risky.  INSPECT’s FFS assessments assist Engineers in determining if repair or replacement is really necessary.  A wide range of flaws are addressed including general and local metal loss, pitting corrosion, grooves, dents, gouges, cracks, creep, HIC, out-of-roundness, laminations, and fire damage.  Complete Part 3 brittle fracture checks automatically support INSPECT flaw assessments.  INSPECT’s Minimum Safe Operating Temperature curves can quickly screen process equipment that may be exposed to auto-refrigeration. INSPECT’s data logger integration can quickly turn thickness survey readings into FFS results and help ensure turn arounds stay on schedule.  INSPECT produces detailed API 579 remaining life reports that let you verify the calculations performed and provide RAGAGEP support for your recommendations.

INSPECT Includes API 653 Storage Tank Evaluations, Inspection Data Management and Reports

ASME VIII, API 510, API 570, and API 653

INSPECT’s mechanical integrity capabilities include a flexible inspection data management system that lets you specify the CML data to track.  Rigorous tmin, remaining life, and inspection interval calculations are built-in. All API 510 and API 570 Code results are supported by full ASME VIII (both Division 1 and Division 2), ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4, and TEMA calculations and reports.  Old ASME VIII-1 Codes, dating back to 1950, are supported.  INSPECT helps safely extend equipment life and inspection intervals by implementing the most economical Code allowable stresses and weld joint efficiencies permitted by the NBIC / API 510. API 653 storage tank assessments include consideration of shell out-of-plane and edge settlements, floor bulges, and patch plates.

Unlike competing FFS software, INSPECT shows the governing CML on the equipment 3D model

Pressure Vessel Re-Rating With INSPECT

  • INSPECT quickly performs ASME compliant pressure vessel re-rating calculations and includes support for ASME Codes dating back to 1950.

  • INSPECT accurately determines what equipment re-rating does to equipment remaining life and inspection schedules.

  • Unlike other mechanical integrity systems, INSPECT produces extensive audit trail reports that document all calculations performed.

  • Minimum Safe Operating Temperature (MSOT) Curves

  • Part 10 Creep Assessments

  • Part 11 Fire Damage Assessments

  • Vessels constructed to old ASME Codes (1950-present) are supported

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Recent INSPECT API 579-1 FFS Additions

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