Pressure vessel Mechanical Integrity (MI) calculations and Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessments are derived from the equipment’s original Code of Construction. INSPECT is built on Codeware’s flagship COMPRESS program and its ASME calculation engine. Because of this, INSPECT supports old ASME Codes of Construction. Like COMPRESS, INSPECT provides detailed audit trail reports that show how the minimum thicknesses (tmin‘s) were determined. For vessels built after 1987, the NBIC often allows the use of the higher allowable stresses permitted by more modern ASME Codes. INSPECT supports these NBIC rules resulting in extended equipment life and inspection intervals.
INSPECT performs both API 510 tmin calculations and API 579 FFS assessments within one platform. This eliminates the need for multiple MI and FFS software systems. With INSPECT, everyone works with the same equipment model ensuring that all departments have the same information. This eliminates data duplication and reduces the load on IT. It also eliminates the need to be trained on using multiple software tools.