Pressure Cycle Fatigue Analysis – Pacifica™
Pacifica software 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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