INSPECT – API 579-1 Fitness-for-Service Software Paul Daniel
API 579-1 Fitness-for-Service Simplified
INSPECT helps Engineers make run, de-rate, repair or replace decisions for pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping and tanks. It can quickly perform API 579-1 fitness-for-service (FFS) assessments on simple pressure vessel components or model an entire process system. 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 is an 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 allows INSPECT’s Tmin calculations to use local CML joint efficiencies to extend vessel remaining life and inspection intervals. 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 is an extension of our market leading COMPRESS software and shares the same user interface and file format. This commonality makes the transition from COMPRESS to INSPECT easy. New INSPECT users benefit from an easy to learn and use Engineering user interface that we’ve been refining for over 30 years.
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 produces detailed API 579-1remaining life reports that let you verify the calculations performed and provide RAGAGEP support for your recommendations.
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.
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.
ASME B16.9 Pipe Caps – ASME B16.9 pipe caps may now be added to ASME B31.3 and B31.4 piping files. Additionally, CMLs may be assigned to B16.9 pipe caps for inclusion in API 570 inspection calculations.
Productivity Enhancements – All COMPRESS 7710 productivity enhancements including nozzle copy and paste and user defined material schemes are now available.