Our Aerospace client needed engineering and project management support to establish a Pressure Vessel Program that would identify all existing pressure vessels and facilitate the actions recommended for each vessel by the Insurance Inspector.
Dynamic Engineering Design was responsible to provide an overall site map to identify the location of approximately 200 items as well as track the corrective actions and progress of each item throughout the inspection, engineering, and maintenance process.
The 200 items included pressure vessels, heat exchangers, vacuum furnaces, system protection downstream of air compressors, and system protection downstream of steam reducing stations. Services included compressed air, water, oil, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, and steam.
The engineering portions of the project were preformed in accordance ASME Section VIII, Division 1, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and included the following:
Overpressure scenario analyses
Relief valve and rupture disk sizing and specification
Relief device installation drawings and scopes of work
Demolition and removal drawings and scopes of work for items to be removed from service
The project management support included the following:
Coordination of inspections by the State and by the Insurance Inspector
Coordination of condition assessments
Construction man-hour estimates and schedules
Management of multiple phases of construction and maintenance activities by the owner and by outside contractors