In safety critical areas such as the offshore oil & gas industries, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) play a crucial role in mitigating risk, shortening development timescales and reducing development costs.
The PDL FEA capabilities cover all of the conventional global dynamic and local analysis needs for both green field and brown field developments across the whole life of field cycle, i.e., FEED, installation, commissioning, operations, life extension and decommissioning.
Global dynamic analyses are performed using OrcaFlex®; local finite element analyses are performed using Abaqus, Altair HyperWorks, ANSYS® and STAAD®; and pipe stress analyses are performed using CAESAR II.
As well as covering the conventional thermal and fluid flow assurance application areas, the PDL CFD capabilities have been enhanced to include the ability to generate fully coupled FEA and CFD models to simulate complex fluid structure interactions (FSI), consider multi-phase fluid flow regimes, model real gas properties and explicitly show the Joule Thomson cooling effect.
Over the years, our engineers have pioneered the use of robust and reliable analysis methodologies to assess and validate oil & gas applications within the marine, topside and subsea environments.
Fully conversant with most, if not all, of the main offshore design codes, e.g., ABS, API, DNV, GL Noble Denton, ISO and Lloyds to name but a few, we have supported some of the most technically demanding projects at some of the most notable national and international oil and gas entities around the world.
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