advanced structural and pipework analysis

FS-Pipe is a program module that interfaces with FS2000 results to provide design checks in accordance with following national pipework design codes of practice.

  • ANSI B31.1 Power Code 2010
  • ANSI B31.3 Chemical & Transport Code 2010
  • ANSI B31.3 Chemical & Transport Code  Appendix P 2010
  • ANSI B31.4 Liquid Pet & Dist Systems 2009
  • ANSI B31.8 Gas Trans & Dist Systems 2010
  • DNV Marine Risers & Pipelines F101
  • BS 8010 Marine Riser & Pipelines
  • DNV Marine Risers & Pipelines 1981/1996
  • ANSI B31.4 Liquid Pet & Dist System - Offshore 2009
  • ANSI B31.8 Gas Trans & Dist Systems - Offshore 2010
Flexibility Analysis

Pipework systems can be analysed with any of the FS2000 analysis modules including the non-linear options. Special provision of pipe flexibility analysis are provided,

  • Flexibility Factors - Effect of pressure on bend included.
  • In/Out-Plane Stress Intensity Factors - These factors are evaluated for bends, mitres, tees and all connection types defined in the ASME codes.
  • Temperature Dependent - Element stiffness properties based on respective temperature or base cold condition. i.e. load case dependent.
Pipework AnalysisMaterial Properties

Pipe material data may be directly entered or called from user defined libraries. Properties can be defined as a function of temperature

  • Direct Data Entry
  • User Defined Library
  • Temperature Dependent Properties
  • Corrosion Allowance
  • Mill Tolerance
Load Data

Load cases are standard and can include all loading types associated with FS2000 including load generators.

  • Pipe Contents Density
  • Insulation Thickness & Density
  • Pipe Lining Thickness & Density
  • Axial & Flexural Thermal Loading
Selective Output
  • Graphical - Unity Ratio Plots Selective plots - Individual & Multiple Results
  • Sorted Summary - By Label Range or Criticality Rating
  • Restricted Output - Limit Output to Defined Criticality Limit (UR threshold)
  • Actual/Allowable or Summary Actual/Allowable

Output may be by element label, element grouping or by loading criticality. Selective colour plots enable critical elements to be easily identified or grouped for output processing.