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Chemical plant

Québec, Canada

Project description

Evaluation of the condition of a pressure vessel that caught fire during a plant shutdown according to the principles of “Fitness for Service” (API 579-1/ ASME FFS-1).

Total project cost


GCM Mandate

Mechanical integrity assessment and repair strategy


  • Inspection plan for level 3 FFS analysis
  • Repair plan and procedures
  • Inventory of deflections and deformations
  • Hardness measurements, radiography, dye penetration on damaged areas
  • Destructive testing of selected areas to determine mechanical properties
  • Coordination with local authorities
  • Damage assessment and finite element analysis according to API 579 part 11