Pipe Stress Capabilities
Our experienced team of pipe designers and engineers have years of experience with piping system design and pipe stress analysis. We provide full-service pipe design and pipe stress analysis services, from initial concept through final construction.
The design of piping systems is driven by code requirements. The pipe stress analysis engineers at Little P.Eng. Engineering have experience with these codes, and we understand how and when they need to be applied. Some of the most common codes applicable to pipe design include:
B31.1: Power Piping
B31.3: Process Piping
B31.4: Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems
ASME B&PV Code, Section III
CSA Z662: Oil and gas pipeline systems
The biggest challenge for pipe designers is the flexibility of piping systems. Changes to routing or support locations that appear to be minor can have a big impact on pipe stress, pipe supports, nozzles, and other equipment. We understand the impact that these minor changes can have, and we can help your team design the piping system to minimize the impact to the rest of the system.
Our pipe stress analysis team uses a combination of hand calculations and FEA analysis to evaluate the loads on each pipe support. To reduce cost, we incorporate existing pipe supports to new pipe design. Our team can evaluate the existing pipe supports for new loads, making only minimal changes in the field, resulting in significant cost savings.
Nozzle Structural Analysis
Nozzle loads can sometimes be the limiting factor in pipe stress analysis, depending on the equipment. We incorporate manufacturer limits in pipe design, but we have the capability to go further. Our pipe stress analysis team can also use FEA to evaluate nozzle stresses, and we’ve shown that some systems have enough capacity to withstand loads that significantly exceed design limits. FEA analysis showed that this 300 lb nozzle could withstand over 2,000 psi!
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Our professional piping stress engineers have a bachelor's degree in mechanical / structural engineering and province license (P.Eng.) in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario. We review, validate, certify and stamp piping and structural packages.
Located in Calgary Alberta Canada; We serve our clients across Canada. To get a free quote, please contact us
+1 (587) 802-4050