Pressure Cycle Fatigue Analysis – Pacifica™
performs pressure cycle fatigue analysis on crack flaws in pipelines based on
the advanced API 579 Fracture Mechanics methodology. Fatigue growth analysis is performed using
actual pressure data for real-time monitoring while hydraulic modeling
determines true pressure loading at crack locations throughout the pipeline for
accurate growth predictions. Pacifica also uses a database structure to store
pressure data for future analysis.
With the support of Quest Integrity engineers, the analysis data guides prioritization of anomaly investigations, hydrotest and ILI re-inspection schedules, material property testing requirements and evaluation of the impact of operations on seam weld integrity.
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