The fields of Pressure & Thermal Equipment and Piping encompasses all process and power piping, buried or above ground, pressure vessels, boilers, tanks and many more.
The piping may be subject to a feasibility study or studies during the design phase, but even more challenging are those piping systems that are part of the revamp of an existing plant to maximize output. Flow-related problems such as slugging, surge-related phenomena and cavitation can also put severe loads on the piping.
Pressure vessels, boilers, tanks, etc. can be, apart from the common pressure and thermal loads, subject to severe thermal gradients during start-up conditions, highly cyclic loads giving rise to fatigue, and also dynamic environmental loads such as wind and seismic activity.
Dynaflow Research Group can analyze these problem types by selection of the most suitable software from a wide range of available software packages. Code calculations and finite element analyses (FEA) can be performed for Code compliance.