INSPECT-API 579 FFS Software

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Run, De-rate, Repair or Replace

INSPECT helps Engineers make run, de-rate, repair or replace decisions for ASME pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping and tanks. It can quickly perform a fitness-for-service damage assessment on a simple component or model an entire process system. INSPECT and COMPRESS share the same user interface and file format so if you are familiar with COMPRESS you already know how to use INSPECT.

INSPECT is an inspection data management system (IDMS) that has the unique ability to show CML’s and damage such as pitting and local metal loss directly on equipment models. INSPECT’s 3D plant modeling for Inspection, Reliability and Pressure Equipment Engineers makes it simple to organize equipment into corrosion loops that reflect your processes. INSPECT also documents un-documented ASME pressure vessels and heat exchangers by producing detailed reports that comply with OSHA 1910.119 and EPA RAGAGEP requirements.

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INSPECT features API 579 Fitness-For-Service (FFS), 3D Plant Modeling and Inspection Data Management

Mechanical Integrity + Fitness-For-Service

INSPECT API 570 piping showing CMLs in 3D

API 510, API 570 and API 653

INSPECT’s mechanical integrity capabilities include inspection data management as well as rigorous tmin , remaining life and inspection interval calculations. All API Code results are supported by full ASME VIII, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4 and TEMA calculations and reports. INSPECT implements the most economical combination of Code allowable stress and weld joint efficiency permitted by the NBIC /API 510.

An INSPECT pressure vessel showing combined API 579 local metal loss and pitting

API 579 FFS Damage Mechanisms

Taking equipment out of service is expensive but leaving damaged equipment in service can be risky. With INSPECT’s 3D graphics, you obtain visual confirmation that the equipment and damage have been properly modeled. INSPECT produces detailed API 579 fitness-for-service reports that let you verify the calculations performed and provide RAGAGEP support for your recommendations.

Unlike competing software, INSPECT shows the governing inspection point on the equipment 3D model

Re-Rate Pressure Vessels

  • INSPECT quickly performs ASME compliant pressure vessel de-rating calculations.

  • Quickly determine what equipment re-rating does to remaining life and inspection schedules.

  • Unlike other mechanical integrity software, INSPECT shows the governing inspection location on the 3D model and produces extensive audit trail reports to support your recommendations.

What’s New in INSPECT 2017 Build 7700

An ASME B31.3/API 570 piping system imported into INSPECT from AutoCAD® Plant 3D
  • Process piping (API 570 for ASME B31.3)

  • Transportation piping (API 570 for ASME B31.4)

  • Storage tanks (API 653)

  • Load piping systems from programs such as ISOGEN® and AutoCAD® using the .pcf file import

  • Process piping inspection checklists with user-defined commentary

  • Level 3 Local Metal Loss assessment (FEA based)

  • Import Critical Thickness Profile (CTP) data files in .csv format

  • All COMPRESS feature enhancements and additions

Meeting National Board Requirements With INSPECT

View a webinar on meeting National Board Requirements with INSPECT. Topics include:

  • A brief overview of COMPRESS and INSPECT
  • NBIC considerations – Re-rating or Relocating Equipment
  • Re-rating Equipment Using INSPECT: – NBIC Interpretation 98-14 – Brittle Fracture and MDMT – Inspection Schedules for Corrosion – Benefits of Modeling Longitudinal Welds

API 579 2007-1 Damage Assessments With INSPECT

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View a webinar on performing API 579 damage assessments using INSPECT.  Topics include:

  • Part 3 – Brittle Fracture (recommended prerequisite for Part 5 and 6)
  • Part 4 – General Metal Loss
  • Part 5 – Local Metal Loss (includes groove-like flaws)
  • Part 6 – Pitting Corrosion
  • Supplemental loads for Parts 5 and 6
  • Combining damage from local metal loss and pitting

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