SAFE Improves Mechanical Response Analysis with CADWorx and CAESAR II


SAFE, a key player in the Italian oil and gas industry with its proprietary design and production of compressors, chose CAESAR II to fix the fatigue failures of main piping and small-bore attachments, as well as the piping supports degradation in its compression skids. This is due to high vibration levels caused by pulsation-induced forces.

SAFE selected CAESAR II to perform mechanical response analysis according to the API 618 standard to avoid these challenges. CAESAR II was chosen due to its modal and harmonic analysis, and it has proven to be an efficient tool to evaluate the mechanical natural frequencies of the system (MNFs) as well as the vibration and cyclic stress levels caused by dynamic forces induced by pulsation.

SAFE also decided to adopt CADWorx Plant Design Suite for its ease of use and flexibility. SAFE used CADWorx Plant Professional to easily create compression skid 3D models, including piping lines, steel structures, and equipment.

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