INSPECT Data Logger Integration Speeds Flaw AssessmentsPaul Daniel2021-09-01T14:40:12-04:00
INSPECT Data Logger Integration
How much time would you save and how many errors would you avoid if you could access your data logger’s grids and thickness surveys directly from your Fitness-for-Service software? INSPECT’s data logger integration makes setting up and retrieving inspection grids from thickness gages fast and easy. INSPECT’s unique 3D flaw modeling and data logger integration simplify the API 579-1 flaw assessment workflow to:
The engineer models the equipment and creates the inspection grid using INSPECT. A copy of the reference grid can be printed out at this time if desired.
Upload the FFS grid or inspection points (CML’s) to your thickness gage from INSPECT.
The inspector takes the thickness readings.
INSPECT reads the thickness survey measurements directly from your gage.
The engineer now uses INSPECT to perform the required API 579-1 FFS assessment or API 510/570/653 analysis to determine remaining life, inspection schedules etc.
Data Logger and Flaw Assessment Demonstration Using INSPECT
In this brief video, Codeware’s General Manager, Matt Heilandt P. Eng., illustrates the use of INSPECT’s thickness gage integration by performing an API 579-1 Part 5 local metal loss flaw assessment on a pipe elbow.
API 579 Part 3
Ensure your operating procedures limit the risk of brittle fracture by automatically running Part 3 assessments.
API 579 Part 4 & 5
Perform general and local metal loss assessments and quickly generate detailed reports.
API 579 Part 6
INSPECT performs level 1, 2 and 3 pitting assessments and generates detailed API 579 reports with a click of a button.
API 579 Part 7
Perform Level 1 and 2 assessments from Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) and Hydrogen Blister damage.
API 579 Part 8
Ensure that vessels subject to external pressure are within the allowed roundness tolerance with out-of-roundness assessments.
API 579 Part 9
Crack assessments quickly determines which crack-like flaws can be safely left in service and which require more investigation.
API 579 Part 10
Perform creep damage assessments by recording equipment operating histories and calculations.
API 579 Part 11
Perform fire damage assessments and document conclusions in a consistent series of data entries and reports.
API 579 Part 12
Perform Part 12 assessments and generate detailed API 579 reports. Level 1 and 2 dent, gouge and dent-gouge combinations are available.
API 579 Part 13
Model laminations and provide rapid results so you can make the necessary mediation decisions with confidence
Address in-service activities such as inspection, remaining life determination and repair.
3D inspection data management and calculations simplify compliance with the requirements of the API-570 Code.
Track tank thickness inspection measurements and provide calculation reports.
Set up and retrieve inspection grids from thickness gages fast and easy.
Meet the Mechanical Integrity requirements of OSHA1910.119 (j) and EPA Title 40 part 68.73.
Pressure Vessel Inspection Code requires owners to maintain permanent, progressive records as listed in API 510 Section 7.8
The INSPECT IDMS
Show condition monitoring locations (CML’s) and API 579-1 flaws directly on pressure equipment models.
MSOT curves are employed to determine which process conditions put equipment at risk of failure by brittle fracture.
Old ASME® Codes Supported
Increase vessel life automatically by using the higher allowable stresses per NBIC Section 3.4.
Pressure Relieving Devices
Easily model pressure relieving devices (PRDs) on your fixed equipment.
Export and import thickness inspection grids to and from Microsoft Excel.