Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessment using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been a problem in deciding yes-no which vary from evaluator to evaluator. The difference in decision making is caused by the degree of freedom in modeling a FEA model. In this study, burst pressures of pipes with local metal loss were calculated by using FEA in order to investigate the influence of thickness measurement intervals on FFS assessment. The analyzed pressures by FEA were verified by burst tests. A pipe specimen, which was thinned by corrosion under insulation in the actual plant, was used for the burst tests. Shape of the pipe specimen was measured by laser displacement meter and extracted at several types of interval. It is concluded that the analyzed pressures in various measurement intervals showed almost no difference, but were higher than the actual burst pressure of the specimen.
Effect of Thickness Measurement Procedure on Stress Analysis of Pipes With Local Metal Loss
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Yoshida, N, & Yamaguchi, A. "Effect of Thickness Measurement Procedure on Stress Analysis of Pipes With Local Metal Loss." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Volume 7: Operations, Applications and Components. Paris, France. July 14–18, 2013. V007T07A010. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2013-97228
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