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01-24-2010, 05:41 PM
Hy for all of you.

I need a software designed to assist engineers in evaluating the integrity of pipework, pipelines, pressure equipment and high temperature structures(according with API 579 for example).

ENGFitTM Toolbox it is one of this but I don't have the license( or a demo version).

All the best and I hoope that you can help me.

01-30-2010, 06:08 PM
Why do not you try GRI Wrap if you have pigging data in hand. This help identify weak point operating pressure and suggest whether to go for repair/ reduction flow pressure.

02-20-2010, 09:28 PM

Based on some of his students most frequently asked questions, Antaki emphasizes the practical applications of this ASME recommended practice. With this book readers will understand and apply API 579 in their daily work. The material is based on the authorís course and presented in clear concise manor. The book demonstrates how the disciplines of stress analysis, materials engineering, and nondestructive inspection interact and apply to fitness-for-service assessment. These assessment methods apply to pressure vessels, piping, and tanks that are in service. This makes it the perfect companion book for Ellenbergerís, Pressure Vessels: ASME Code Simplified as well as Ellenbergerís Piping Systems and Pipeline: ASME B31 Code Simplified.

Table of contents
Chapter 1: Principles
Chapter 2: Materials
Chapter 3: Design
Chapter 4: Fabrication
Chapter 5: Degradation
Chapter 6: Inspection
Chapter 7: Thinning
Chapter 8: Geometric Defects
Chapter 9: -----s
Chapter 10: Creep Damage
Chapter 11: Overload
Chapter 12: Failure Analysis
Chapter 13: Repairs

Biographical note
George Antaki is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a member of the ASME B31 Mechanical Design Technical Committee, the ASME Post-Construction Subcommittee on Repairs and Testing, and the Joint API-ASME Task Group on Fitness-for-Service. Mr. Antaki has extensive field experience in design, inspection, integrity, and retrofit of vessels and piping systems and equipment. He resides in Aiken, South Carolina.

Back cover copy
Run-or-repair evaluations for tanks, vessels, piping, and pipelines
ASME code for operating equipment and systems
ASME and API rules for structural integrity of equipment and pipelines

A Complete Guide to ASME Recommended Practices for Assessing, Monitoring, and Maintaining Pressure Vessels and Piping

Fitness-for-Service and Integrity of Piping Vessels and Tanks provides instruction on the latest ASME recommended practices for inspecting, evaluating, and monitoring pressure vessels and Piping.

This handy volume annotates and explains ASME code and API inspection and fitness-for-service practices. Presented in a clear, precise manner, this comprehensive guide meticulously explains how stress analysis, materials, engineering, and nondestructive inspection affect fitness-for-service.

The tools needed to . . .
Inspect and categorize damage, degradation, and corrosion mechanisms
Evaluate wall thinning, pitting, -----ing, fatigue, mechanical damage, high-temperature corrosion, and creep
Develop and implement programs for corrective and predictive maintenance of tanks, vessels, piping, and pipelines
Select the right repair technique and avoid pitfalls in repair welding and joining

What Causes Failures * Material Defects; Design Errors * Construction Flaws * Corrosion and Damage Mechanisms * Failures In-Service * Inspection Techniques; Maintenance and Risk-Based Inspection Strategies * Failure Margins and Prevention * Margins to Failure * Run-or-Repair Decisions * Repair Techniques