Fit for Service Evaluation

Fit for Service (FFS) evaluations can be carried out by Applus+ RTD, along with investigation of aspects such as the necessary update of existing facilities and design reviews after repair.

Material failures and defects within industrial facilities can cause permanent damage, unplanned shutdowns, dangerous accidents and loss of public confidence. Our fitness-for-service assessments can determine the safety and integrity of your equipment, and help to prevent catastrophic failure and maintain safe and reliable operation.

We offer cost-effective, practical, and timely solutions that improve the safety and reliability of assets in order to help:

  • Determine if structural components, such as pressure vessels, tanks or piping are safe and fit for continued operation
  • Assess how reliable assets will be over a set period of time - for example, until the next planned shutdown
  • Make informed decisions about whether to run, repair, re-rate, alter or retire equipment
  • Assess the remaining life of equipment in order to set future inspection intervals and assist with budgeting for capital expenditure
  • Compare the actual pressure cycle spectrum to our benchmark cycles in order to evaluate if it is aggressive or non-aggressive in terms of likelihood of producing fatigue crack growth
  • Reduce shutdown time and gain more effective remediation
  • Gain expert recommendations about any necessary corrective action

We offer worldwide multi-disciplinary resources, extensive experience and highly qualified staff.

Our fitness-for-service assessments include:

  • Customized and cost-effective assessments
  • Finite element analysis to assess equipment
  • Solution-based recommendations
  • Identification of alternative service options, with enhanced equipment performance
  • Recommendations of effective remediation and repair approaches
  • Equipment assessment
  • Corrosion evaluation
  • Data analysis and risk assessment
  • Evaluation of damage mechanisms
  • Materials testing
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Stress analysis
  • Visual inspection
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