Updated: Oct 7
Pipework within power stations and other engineering structures are subject stresses and strains as part of the regular operating environment. If the loading and environment to which the pipes are exposed is not properly understood and controlled, it can lead to materials becoming damaged and a possible loss of containment or pipework failure.
Through the use of pipe stress analysis, piping systems are evaluated to identify stresses throughout the system, establishing whether the layout meets the criteria specified in the relevant design code. Pipe stress analysis is suitable for simple and complex designs, and considers both static and dynamic loads. Little P.Eng. for Piping Stress Analysis Services has a wealth of experience of representing systems for the purposes of code compliance assessments, design, modification, and fitness for purpose assessments.
Whether at a design stage, manufacture or when operating, assessing the stresses in piping, and the associated risks of failure, allows clients a clear view of material lifetime expectations and appropriate maintenance strategies to ensure the most cost-effective and efficient solutions.
What is pipe stress analysis?
Pipe stress analysis investigates the loads arising from the combination of:
wind and snow loading
and considers these against the requirements of a selected design code.
The interaction of these loads may be complex, and has implications upon the design of suitable arrangements for the pipework, its fittings and supports. Safe piping design avoids overstressing or overloading components, equipment and supports.
Little P.Eng. Engineering Services particular experience in pipe stress analysis is in nuclear power plant and petrochemical systems, however our expertise would be beneficial for any piping system in which safe operation is of concern. Our service allows the integrity and safety of systems to be maintained from the design stage through to the system’s end of life.
From the initial stages of a project to delivering the final product, We ensure that all details are covered in our pipe stress analysis through on-site survey, clear communication with our client’s wider team, and the oversight of experienced Professional Engineers.
Meena Rizkallah’s expertise in pipe stress analysis ensures a knowledgeable approach and sensible consideration of the available information, allowing a high quality, cost effective service. Our pipe stress analysis specific quality procedures will also provide peace of mind that Little P.Eng.’s analysis will consider all of your requirements.
With wide ranging experience in structural analysis, Little P.Eng. Engineering are able to offer advice and provide solutions for any issues encountered throughout the pipe stress analysis process. Providing cost-effective expertise, We can deliver clarity through our specialist service.
Our professional piping stress engineers have a bachelor's degree in mechanical / structural engineering and province licence (P.Eng.) in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario. We review, validate, certify and stamp piping and structural packages.
To find out more about our Services with pipe stress analysis, or for more specific pipe stress analysis information, please Contact us at:
+1 (587) 802-4050