Pipe Stress Analysis

“We are experts in Pipe Stress Analysis”

An insight into the Pipe Stress Analysis.

Pipe Stress Analysis Software

The process of Pipe Stress Analysis is known as the “black art” in mechanical engineering. It is NOT finite element analysis but an advanced version of ‘Stick & Beam Theory’ using analysis tools such as, CAESAR II or PipeStress (PepS) softwares. If you don’t allow for thermal expansion, pressure, dead weight, water/steam hammer, creep, fatigue or corrosion of steel pipes, these pipes will rupture and fail, the question is not “if”, but “when”?

At Design Stress Ltd., we have a combined team experience of over 110 years solving stress-related issues for clients across many industries including nuclear, defence (submarines), new build, oil & gas, process plant and renewable energy. It is this breadth of experience that enables us to identify potential difficulties and solve problems cost effectively.

Our Approach to Pipe Stress Analysis

The most popular commercial software we use is CAESAR II software, from which we can stress and analyse huge piping systems to nearly all ASME and BS codes/standards. All our work is supported with full comprehensive Stress Analysis Reports and if required by the client, we can also provide Piping Stress Isometrics. Other specialist softwares, such as, PipeStress (PepS) software is only used by us for Nuclear Safety Critical Pipework (stressed to ASME III Subsections NB or NH). We also carryout finite element analysis of pipe supports and any bespoke fittings using Autodesk Inventor.

Benefits of using Design Stress Ltd.

– We are highly qualified and professionally Chartered Engineers, some of our Engineers are Dual Chartered and qualified to PhD level.

– We specialise in those jobs that are too small for you to recruit a full-time engineer, therefore you are getting quality but within a budget.

– Speed: our primary goal is two-fold, quality followed by speed of delivery.

– Value for money: a fixed priced, so no surprises afterwards.