Oil and Gas Pipeline Analysis

Oil and Gas Pipeline Analysis will help detect pipe problems before a failure occurs, saving you unnecessary maintenance costs and troubles. At Vipac, we assess, analyse and review pipeline design with respect to pipe fatigue, drawing on an in-depth understanding of pipeline vibration and mechanical design skills.

Why is it needed?

Pipe fatigue can lead to a complete failure of pipes. Causes can vary from pulsation and high frequency flow induced vibration, to turbulence and mechanical excitation.

What are the benefits of Oil and Gas Pipeline Analysis?

  • Understand which sections of piping are subject to the greatest risk of failure
  • Avoid unplanned shutdowns
  • Receive design modifications
  • Verify technical recommendations with on-site measurement.

What tests do we offer?

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • 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