Fatigue Analysis of a Pressure Vessel (Cartridge Collector) according to ASME


The Client:

A Pressure Vessels design consulting and manufacturing company from the US

Objective:

To conduct Fatigue Analysis using FEA Analysis methodology and to calculate the cyclic life for the Cartridge Collector according to ASME Section VIII Div.2 requirements.

Client Expectations:

Client expected us to conduct an FEA Analysis of the Cartridge Collector (also known as Dust Extractor) according to the guidelines from ASME Section VIII Division 2. The expectations from our FEA Analysis Project team which consists of FEA Analyst, FEA Consultant and FEA Analysis Lead were to mesh the model according to the guidelines laid out in ASME Standard. The hidden expectations were to also apply the FEA Boundary conditions and FEA loads in the FEA Model so that close to the reality results can be obtained from the FEA Analysis.

FEA Analysis Project Challenges:

The project required to conduct a Fatigue Analysis according to ASME section VIII div 2 for the pressure vessels. The project expected us to conduct the FEA Analysis as described in the “Design by Analysis” section of ASME code. Our FEA Analyst had a very good experience in the methodology for FEA Analysis of Pressure Vessels. Our FEA Consultant reviewed the FEA model and defined the right approach for meshing the FEA model. Our FEA Project Team works on an established meshing guidelines for the pressure vessels projects. Our FEA Consultant also went through a lot of materials available for Pressure Vessels (especially Cartridge Collectors) in order to learn regarding the application of the product and the design intent involved. Our FEA Analysis Lead also spent enough time in order to discuss the FEA Analysis results with the FEA Analysis project team. After discussion on the Summary and Conclusion of FEA Analysis results, our FEA Analysis Project team went thoroughly through the FEA Analysis report to verify each and every section such as Meshing, Boundary Conditions, geometry section etc. to ensure a high quality FEA Analysis report.

FEA Analysis Project Deliverables:

 

 

 

FEA Analysis Project Benefits:

The major benefit of the FEA Analysis for pressure vessels is the compliance requirements for ASME. Due to the high risk factors involved, ASME regulates the pressure vessels constructions and design by the guidelines framed in the code. ASME also provides guidelines for FEA Analysis and calculations methodology involved for Fatigue Life calculations for Pressure Vessels. Going through the ASME Section VIII Division 2 guidelines imparted a lot of technical learnings for Pressure Vessels to our FEA Analyst, FEA Consultant and FEA Analysis Lead. The actual benefit for the client was realized by means of obtained compliance thanks to the FEA Analysis report.

FEA Analysis Project Hours:

  • FEA Analysis Model Preparation: 25 Hours
  • FEA Analysis Solving Time: 7 Hours
  • FEA Analysis Results Discussion: 7 Hours
  • FEA report preparation: 7 Hours

FEA Analysis Project Duration:

  • 7 days

FEA Analysis Project Team:

  • FEA Analyst
  • FEA Consultant
  • FEA Analysis Lead

Customer Delight Experience:

The client expected us to complete the FEA Analysis project within 30 working days which we delivered in 7 working days hence delighting the customer by quicker than expected delivery for the Fatigue Calculations for Pressure Vessels using FEA Analysis. Our FEA Analysis Project team examined the project both from Pressure Vessels domain and FEA Analysis aspects. Our FEA analyst had referred a lot of literature related to the Design of Pressure Vessels and incorporated the learnings into the FEA Analysis report. The client was very happy thanks to the high quality FEA Analysis report which was possible due to the efforts of our FEA Analysis team consisting of FEA Consultant, FEA Analyst and FEA Analysis Lead.

Market Insights for Pressure Vessels:

The vast applications of Pressure Vessels for industries such as Chemical, Nuclear, and Process Industry, Environment, recycling, paper and pulp manufacturing. The increasing popularity for optimization of pressure vessels thickness is pushing the industry to get acquainted with emerging tools such as FEA Analysis. The Pressure Vessels industry segment is expected to continue growing in the coming years.

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