Identifying and Understanding the Risk of Acoustic-Induced Vibration Failures

11 / 30 / 2021

Authors: Nathan D. Libertowski, Engineer II; Michael F.P. Bifano, Ph.D., P.E., Consulting Engineer I

“One source suggests that 10-15% of piping failures are a result of fatigue from vibration.” Acoustic-induced vibration (AIV) is often more difficult to identify than other vibration mechanisms, such as flow-induced turbulence, slug flow, mechanical excitation from machinery, and acoustic pulsation. This article discusses ways to identify and mitigate AIV at a plant, plus how to proactively prevent AIV using design controls.

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Mitigating Piping Vibration Risk: Case Studies on Using the Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3 FFS Approach

11 / 30 / 2021

Author: Michael F.P. Bifano, Ph.D., P.E., Consulting Engineer I

Piping vibration failures are not uncommon in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and chemical processing industries. Typically considered a fitness-for-service (FFS) problem, in-service piping vibration is solved using brute force cycle counting methods combined with fatigue curves or vibration acceptance curves. In this webinar, Dr. Bifano discusses and compares the future API 579 Part 15 method to current industry approaches (ASME OM-3) and uses several case studies to help you identify, evaluate, and mitigate piping vibration.

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2021 SagePlus and API RBI User Group Round-Up

11 / 16 / 2021

“Thanks, Equity, for being a great partner with us and to use this platform in updating and training us!” The September User Group Meetings were a great success – thank you to everyone who attended the 23 different sessions.

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E2G Software Team Changes: SaaS

11 / 16 / 2021

To support future growth of our industry leading software products and reinforce our investment into technology, E2G has created a new Software as a Service team. Our goal is to continue delivering the best products to you while staying on top of industry changes.

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Case Study: Expanding Risk Based Inspection to the Design Stage

11 / 16 / 2021

Risk-based Inspection (RBI) is a smarter way to make your plants safer and more reliable. Oftentimes, RBI programs are implemented before or after a turnaround. In this article, read how to counter that philosophy by integrating RBI principles into the design stage of a plant or facility.

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