INSPECT – API 579-1 Fitness-For-Service Software

>>INSPECT – API 579-1 Fitness-For-Service Software
INSPECT – API 579-1 Fitness-For-Service Software2018-08-09T10:00:09+00:00

API 579-1 Fitness-For-Service Simplified

INSPECT assists plant inspection and turn around activities by quickly creating API 579 Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessment reports for pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping and above ground storage tanks. It tracks inspection data and seamlessly uses thickness surveys to determine equipment inspection intervals and retirement dates. INSPECT makes rerating pressure vessels simple and helps Engineers make run, repair or replace decisions.  IT departments also appreciate that INSPECT does all of this without the need to purchase, deploy and learn a bunch of separate software “modules”.

Depending on your needs, INSPECT’s API 579-1 FFS can assess individual components, complete vessels or even model entire process systems. INSPECT also reduces regulatory compliance risk by quickly documenting undocumented pressure vessels . And when it becomes necessary to repair your pressure equipment, INSPECT’s integration with our Shopfloor welding management system speeds and simplifies that process too.

INSPECT features a 3D inspection data management system (IDMS) that has the unique ability to show CML’s and flaws such as pitting and local metal loss directly on equipment models. This simplifies equipment data management and allows INSPECT’s tmin calculations to use local CML joint efficiencies to extend vessel remaining life and inspection intervals.

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 commonality makes the transition from COMPRESS to INSPECT easy and efficient. Users new to Codeware products benefit from an easy to learn user interface that has been in service for over 30 years, minimizes training time and reduces implementation costs.

INSPECT features API 579-1 Fitness-For-Service (FFS), 3D Plant Modeling and Inspection Data Management
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INSPECT Highlights

INSPECT:  Comprehensive Mechanical Integrity Software

INSPECT's API 579 FFS assessments cover a wide range of equipment and flaw types
INSPECT Includes API 653 Storage Tank Evaluations, Inspection Data Management, Calculations and Reports

API 579-1/ASME® FFS-1

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. A wide range of flaws can be assessed including local metal loss, pitting corrosion, grooves, dents, gouges and cracks. 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 579-1 remaining life reports that let you verify the calculations performed and provide RAGAGEP support for your recommendations.

ASME VIII, 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 510 and API 570 Code results are supported by full ASME VIII, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4 and TEMA calculations and reports. 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.

INSPECT shows the governing API 510, API 653 or API 570 CML on the equipment 3D model

Re-Rate Pressure Vessels

  • INSPECT quickly performs ASME compliant pressure vessel de-rating calculations complete with supporting design documentation.

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

  • Unlike other mechanical integrity software, INSPECT is a 3D inspection data management system that shows the governing inspection location on the 3D model. It also produces extensive audit trail reports that document all API 510 calculations performed.

Recent INSPECT API 579-1 Fitness-For-Service Additions

  • Part 12 Dents & Gouges – API 579-1 Part 12 calculations for dents, gouges and dent-gouge combinations are now available.

  • API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 2016 – INSPECT now includes the 2016 revisions and updates to API 579-1. Fitness-For-Service remaining life calculations have also been added.

  • CML’s and Flaws on ASME B16.9 Elbows – API 570 CML’s and API 579-1 Part 3, 4, 5, and 6 flaws may now be placed on ASME B16.9 elbows in B31.3 and B31.4 piping files.
  • User Defined Corrosion Rates Per Component – User defined corrosion rates may now be defined on a per component basis for API 510 (vessels), API 570 (piping), and API 653 (storage tanks).

  • Tank Bottom Patch Plates – Patch plates with individual installation details are now available for placement on API 653 tank bottoms.

  • API 653 Safeguard Based Inspections – API 653 maximum initial and subsequent internal inspection intervals may now be calculated automatically based on the  safeguards listed in API 653 6.4.2.

  • Productivity Enhancements – All recent COMPRESS productivity enhancements including nozzle copy and paste and user defined material schemes are now available.

  • PCF File Import\Export –  Piping component (PCF) files may now be used to transfer pipe models between INSPECT and third party pipe stress analysis and plant design software.

  • Data Logger Integration – INSPECT now features read\write integration with popular data loggers to speed thickness survey input and retrieval.

Meeting National Board \ API 510 Requirements With INSPECT

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

  • A brief overview of COMPRESS (for new construction) and INSPECT (covers both new and post construction activities)

  • NBIC considerations – Re-rating pressure vessels and relocating equipment between jurisdictions

  • Re-rating Equipment Using INSPECT: – NBIC Interpretation 98-14 – Brittle Fracture, UCS-66 and Minimum Design Metal Temperature (MDMT) – Inspection Schedules for Corrosion – Benefits of Modeling Longitudinal Welds on Pressure Vessels

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