“Pipe stress analysis is a vital part of the plant design process and interfaces with many other disciplines. Our focus is to deliver top quality designs that are safe, fit for purpose and exceed our customers’ expectations, on time and every time.
Brian FitzPatrick, Principal pipe stress engineer
Brian has over 25 years of experience in his role, including onshore, offshore and FPSO design in the oil and gas industry. He currently supports the global Wood Group PSN network from our Aberdeen head office.
In order to operate safely it is essential that pipework systems are assessed for process and environment effects. At Wood Group PSN we understand the issues associated not only with new plants but the particular problems associated with extending the life of existing plants and platforms. We can assess problems ranging from corroded pipework, through to vibration of existing systems at increased production rates.
New projectsEarly on in a project we develop a critical line list from the process information that outlines the systems we will consider in detail. For load sensitive long lead items we will liaise with the designers to ensure an optimum layout from the start, prior to the receipt of equipment drawings.
Existing facilitiesWood Group PSN has extensive knowledge of facilities around the world; we draw on a wealth of solutions to problems affecting compressor systems, flowlines and flare systems.
InvestigationsWe understand the importance of keeping process plants in production. We have the capability to investigate failures of piping systems and rapidly develop solutions to put facilities back into production.
We provide a comprehensive range of pipe stress analysis services:
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