by Joel L. Andreani, P.E. / Apr 24, 2014

Joel Andreani presented Case Studies of AST Settlement Fitness-for-Service Assessments at the 16th Annual NISTM International AST Conference & Trade Show.

Below is a brief outline of his presentation:

  • Overview of AST settlement
  • Annex B of API 653 (4th Edition Addendum 3, 2013)
    • Settlement Measurement
    • Annex B Procedures
    • Limitations
  • FFS Case Studies
    • Edge and Shell Settlement – Annex B procedures
    • Edge Settlement – rigorous analysis
    • Edge and Local Bottom Settlement – rigorous analysis
    • Shell Settlement with Significant Shell Distortions – API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Level 3 FFS
  • Conclusion – Settlement Repairs

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