INSPECT-API 579 FFS Software Paul Daniel
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.
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.
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.
Re-Rate Pressure Vessels
INSPECT, like COMPRESS, can handle complete pressure vessel models. By combining vessel damage information with its location on the physical model, INSPECT takes the concept of inspection data management to the next level. Weld joint efficiency vs damage location, static liquid head, overhead weights, wind and seismic are automatically taken into account. This results in an engineering analysis that is simply not possible with any other software system on the market today.