Updated: Oct 7
Little P.Eng. for Engineering Services now have the ability to perform pipe stress analysis in-house utilizing the latest CAESAR II software.
CAESAR II is the market leading software for pipe stress analysis services. It uses beam theory to evaluate piping systems and plants to international standards. CAESAR II does not use the conventional FEA Analysis that many stress packages use, but instead uses stick models comprising of elements connected by nodes. CAESAR II uses computational codes from inputted data to determine whether a particular pipe network, vessel or plant will pass or fail during operation.
CAESAR II uses three load cases to determine the feasibility of a system.
Sustained Loads: Those due to forces present during normal operation.
Occasional Loads: Those present during rare intervals of operations.
Displacement Loads: Those due to displacement of pipe.
Little P.Eng. for Piping Stress Analysis Services offers computer aided pipe stress analysis using CAESAR II®. This enables our piping stress engineers to model and subsequently evaluate the structural responses and stresses of piping systems to international codes and standards. such as ASME B31.3, ASME B31.1, ASME B318, ASME B31.4 and CSA Z662 CAESAR II® analyizes pipe stresses under working conditions, and assists our pipe stress analysis consultant engineers in recommending practical design changes to the pipework system, if and when required. It also acts as a “proving” tool to confirm that pipework systems will be safe under working conditions. It is our opinion that any extremely high, or extremely low temperature pipework where failure could lead to serious injury or even loss of life should be analysed during the design stage. The analysis can then be submitted to the client to be assessed by insurers.
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Experienced Engineering Consultants
Our long experience in pipe design and pipe stress analysis led to our appointment to design the piping and support brackets for the:
CNRL Terrain 3 Oil Sands Project, Slurry Preparation Plants, Fort McMurray, Alberta Krupp Canada [ Using CAESAR II]
Imperial Oil Resources Kearl Oil Sands Project, Slurry Preparation Plants, Fort McMurray, Alberta[ Using CAESAR II]
CNRL Horizon Project, Primary Separation Cell, Fort McMurray, Alberta [ Using CAESAR II]
American Dream Meadowlands, Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, New Jersey [Using CADWorx]
The benefits of using us for piping engineering
Little P.Eng. Engineering combine practical nous, gained from a wide range of real process safety cases, a high degree of academic insight and the latest powerful software tools.
we’ll aim to understand the problem first, before we dive into the software
we’ll give you practical, commercial advice
we will provide detailed reporting, with feedback of both the qualitative and quantitative
value for money: a fixed priced based on an agreed scope, so no surprises later
speed: rapid uptake, interim updates, disciplined quality procedures
Our approach to pipe stress engineering
The most common tools used in pipe stress engineering are Finite Element packages which can be very powerful. However, we believe that you shouldn’t be given a calculator until you have learnt to count. The first analytical tools our piping engineers turn to are:
a blank sheet of paper
a clear and deep understanding of stress analysis theory
our many collective decades of experience
thousands of past projects for reference
engineering judgement, bringing together our whole team if necessary
Once we have fully considered a problem, performed preliminary calculations and agreed a clear scope, we turn to our more advanced tools.
Hand calculations with MathCAD or Excel are a powerful, flexible and clear way of constructing an argument. For more complex systems we would then reach for other renowned commercial packages including Caesar II software.
Our specialist piping experience
Little P.Eng. for Pipe Stress Analysis has extensive experience in the design and substantiation of a wide variety of piping systems, including:
Process chemical plant
Power generation steam systems
High temperature steam systems for building services
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.
Call Us for a Free Consultation
Learn more what our Pipe Stress Analysis Consultants can do for your company today by calling us to contact us today at
+1 (587) 802-4050 .
Our knowledgeable and friendly engineering consultants will be happy to assist and understand more about your needs and requirements.
Alternatively, for quote request, simply email us your technical specification details & requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org