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Service life assessment

The structure's service life is evaluated according to the existing failure mechanisms, such as: fatigue, corrosion, and creep. For each failure mechanism a service life predictive model is applied, based on the material's properties and structures stress.

CADETECH has vast experience in service life assessment in operational structures subjected to fluctuating loads, applying validated and normalized methodologies (ASME, API norms).

This constitutes the foundation to:

> Define inspection planning

> Define admissible damage rates

> Asset management

> Design improvements to accomplish the desired service life

Can be integrated with:

> FFS assessment

> Inspection planning

> RBIM assessment

> Condition monitoring

Is complemented with:

> Strain, acceleration or other measurements

> Stress analysis by finite element modelling

> Process simulation