We provide premium piping engineering & full-service pipe design and pipeline / pipe stress analysis services, from initial concept through final construction. We serve all types of industries across Canada & globally. Using CAESAR II and pipe stress calculations as per API, ASME B31.3, B31.1, B31.8, B31.4, CSA Z662.
Piping Systems work under different temperature and pressure conditions which place lot of stress on its various components. Systems must be thoroughly analyzed using latest Pipe Stress Analysis Software and supported in such a manner that no detrimental stresses occurs in the system, which can cause system failure. Various software used for pipe stress analysis are CAESAR II and AutoPipe.
Pipe Stress Analysis Services in a typical engineering project is carried out using software like CAESAR II. The procedure adopted normally is as follows :
Based on stress design criteria, piping stress engineer prepares stress critical lines list.
Piping Stress Engineer gives it to layout engineer.
Layout engineer makes sure that lines are routed in 3D Model assuring enough supporting structure is available for the line.
Layout engineer marks logical supports on line in 3d Model at all locations where it is possible to provide a support.
Layout engineer then extracts isometrics, check it routing point of view with all components placed as per P&IDs.
He then issues isometrics to piping stress engineer.
Layout engineer keeps track of isometrics issued to stress in a copy of stress critical lines list by adding extra columns to track stress progress.
Piping stress engineer marks node numbers on stress isometrics.
Piping stress Engineer then inputs the line data in CAESAR using classic piping input spreadsheet of CAESAR II.
Piping Stress Engineer adds preliminary supports based on judgement and experience.
Piping Stress Engineer then runs the static analysis.
Piping Stress Engineer then checks the stress reports for :
Nodes exceeding allowable stresses.
Excessive loads in equipment nozzles.
Excessive loads on dynamic equipment like pumps, compressors, turbines etc.
If Piping stress engineer finds everything ok, he finalizes supports and give back a copy of stress isometrics with support markup to layout engineer to incorporate those supports in 3d Model.