PIPELINE ENGINEERING SOFTWARE & INDUSTRY TRAINING THAT SET THE PRODUCTIVITY STANDARD
Technical Toolboxes is a PRCI authorized agent to bring industry-leading calculations to market, like PRCI RSTRENG®, which is the industry standard for calculating the strength and remaining thicknesses of pipes. It answers critical questions about pipeline safety. Parts 192 and 195 of Title 49, US Code of Federal Regulations, stipulate that ASME B31G must be used to assess the remaining strength of a corroded pipe. The PRCI RSTRENG® corrosion assessment tool meets both of these CFR requirements.
For more efficient top-tier remaining strength and effective area analyses, Technical Toolboxes also offers a premium tool, PRCI RSTRENG+®, which includes workflow automation for the zero-out method. PRCI RSTRENG+® saves valuable engineering time and enables operators to reduce the number of costly integrity digs. The zero out method involves simulating repairs on critical corroded sections of pipe in a way that identifies which specific regions of long-length corrosion areas must be repaired to operate safely, given a desired operating pressure. Additional enhancements are available on the HUBPL that integrate other IP sources for remaining-strength, remaining life, and re-assessment interval calculations.
Specific Challenges for Corrosion Engineers
Two RSTRENG Solutions
PRCI RSTRENG® is a crucial integrity management tool, and Technical Toolboxes is proud to offer it as a PRCI authorized agent. Corrosion engineers need to know the remaining strength of pipelines in all stages of corrosion, and along extended lengths of pipe.
Most assessment tools evaluate only the most corroded areas, but RSTRENG+ will reveal corrosion throughout the pipe. It includes a “zero-out” feature that lets users assess each portion of a pipeline to repair critical damage. RSTRENG+ is a premium tool to calculate the remaining life and integrity of operational pipelines.
Both PRCI RSTRENG® and RSTRENG+ are offered as desktop and cloud-based tools for corrosion analysis and pipe failure prediction.
At the time that PRCI RSTRENG® was developed, most corrosion lengths on pipelines were less than 20 in. However, pipeline operators are now finding much longer metal loss defects that require the understanding of the entire metal loss region to make a true prediction of the pressures and repairs required.
ASME B31.G and Modified B31.G are Level 1 calculations that can be used as a screening assessment. If the metal loss area passes the maximum safe pressure by taking two measurements (maximum length and depth), then no further detailed assessment is required. Level 2 assessments like PRCI RSTRENG® are performed when Level 1 assessments fail.
The manual process was always a part of corrosion engineers’ workflows. Because it was so time-consuming, pipeline operators requested that the process be automated and personal computer performance needed to improve before automation was feasible.
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Corrosion Cases 12 Years Apart Reveal Milestones in Pipeline Engineering Digital Integration
The battle against corrosion is never-ending. However, the tools with which engineers wage battle with it are changing fast. This free downloadable case study builds from two actual investigations in corrosion in one pipeline network, twelve years apart. It points out the constant factors and entirely new technology. If your role is in pipeline design and construction, corrosion, integrity, or risk management. This case study paints a picture of how the industry is changing. In it you will read about:
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The Industry Standard for Pipeline Engineering Calculations for Over 20 Years
The Corrosion Solution Buyers’ Guide
Choosing the right Solution for corrosion analysis means having enough information to make an informed decision. That is why Technical Toolboxes created the Corrosion Solution Buyers Guide. This information-packed guide explores all of the factors involved in selecting the right software tools with which to address corrosion at all stages of the pipeline lifecycle. It is a free download that includes:
- Who should read the Guide
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