AFAA are providers of design, structural integrity and risk management solutions for oil, gas and energy industries offering a first class engineering consultancy service to safety critical industries

Our expertise and skills cover;

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Structural Integrity Analysis of Piping and Structures

    • Structural Mechanics & Analysis
    • Fracture & Fatigue Analysis
    • Finite Element Analysis Simulation
      • Linear, Non-linear
      • Dynamic, response spectrum, time-history
      • Cracked body analysis
      • ABAQUS, ANSYS, PATRAN, FEMSYS, CAESARII, PSA5

Structural Reliability Analysis
    • Statistical Analysis
    • Probabilistic Analysis


Pipeline Code Design Assessments

    • IGE/TD/1, BS 8010, IGE/TD/12, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.8, BS 806, DNV2000
    • Pressure Vessel & Aboveground Storage Tank Design
    • PD 5500, ASME VIII, API 620, 650 653


Pipeline Crossing Design Assessments

    • Open-cut Crossing Design Assessments
    • Trenchless Technique Crossing Design Assessments
      • Auger
      • HDD
    • Pipeline in Tunnel Crossing Design Assessments


Risk Analysis/Management

    • Mathematical Modelling of Consequences/Explosions
      • Fireball modelling
      • Jet Fire modelling
    • Hazard Studies
      • HAZID, HAZOP, HAZCON Management
      • Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Anaysis and Management
      • Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA)


Limit State Design


Strain Based Design Approach


Software Production

    • Fortran Programming & Graphical User Interface Development


Fitness-For-Service Assessments

    • Corrosion Damage Assessment
    • Mechanical Damage (Dent, Gouge, Dent/Gouge) Assessment
    • Crack Assessment
    • R6, SINTAP, BS7910, API 579


Ground Movement Design Assessments

    • Design of Pipelines Down/Across Steep Slopes
    • Design of Pipelines in Landslide and Mudslide Regions
    • Design of Pipelines in Coal Mining Areas
    • Design of Pipelines in Subsidence Areas
    • Design of Pipelines in Flood Areas


Seismic Design Assessments

    • Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis
    • Ground Motion Modelling and Derivation of Seismic Loading
    • Design of Pipelines Across Faults
    • Design of Pipelines & Installations to Seismic Excitation
    • Walkdown Studies


Production of Written Schemes of Examination

    • Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) Studies
    • Condition Monitoring
    • In-line Inspection Scheduling
    • CIPPS, DCVG Scheduling


Advanced Fracture Mechanics

    • J-T, J-Q, Local Approach


Fatigue Analysis

    • S-N Approach
    • Paris crack growth


High Temperature Design

    • Creep, Creep-fatigue Design
    • R5, ASME III CC-N47

 

Curriculum Vitae of key staff are available on request. For more information please contact us. Our website also contains case studies we have been involved with over the past few years,software we have available and our publications presented at numerous conferences and seminars are also available to view online.