Oil and Gas Pipeline Analysis

    Vipac Engineers & Scientists offer a comprehensive service to assess, analyse and review pipeline design with respect to pipe fatigue failure due to pulsation, high frequency flow induced vibration and turbulence and mechanical excitation.

    Vipac can determine which sections of piping are subjected to the greatest risk of failure, suggest design modifications and verify these with on site measurement during commissioning. With the combination of our in deep understanding of pipeline vibration and mechanical design skills we can effectively provide you with solutions before failures occur.

    Our services include:

    • Finite Element Analysis
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Modal Analysis
    • Forced Response Analysis
      • For reciprocating gas compressors, screw compressors, plunger and centrifugal pumps, centrifugal compressors, and engines
    • Reciprocating Compressors
      • API 618 requirements and application support
      • Torsional Studies
      • Piping system stress analysis
      • Piping vibration and diagnostics
    • Reciprocating (Plunger) Pumps
      • Pulsation (Acoustical Analysis (per API 674)
      • Mechanical Analysis
      • Torsional Studies
    • Flow-induced vibration and its mitigation
      • High-frequency piping vibration
      • Skid Design
    • Structural Design
      • Dynamic vibration analysis of offshore production facilities
    • Transient Event Studies
      • For compressor or pump systems, including water hammer, bypass systems, start-up and emergency shut-down events
    • Piping support modifications to reduce vibration etc