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Published Articles

High Temperature Life Assessment
May/June 2013 Inspectioneering Journal
By Greg Garic at Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Predicting the remaining life of components operating in the creep regime is one of the trickiest problems encountered in the fitness-for-service (FFS) world.

Fitness-for-Service Assessment: Severe Local Corrosion
March/April 2013 Inspectioneering Journal
By Greg Garic at Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

If an operator finds cracking in a furnace waste heat boiler, excessive thinning in an absorption tower, or severe bulging in a converter, FFS assessments—not standard code analyses—are needed to evaluate the unit’s mechanical integrity. FFS assessments, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API), are “quantitative engineering evaluations that are performed to demonstrate the structural integrity of an in-service component containing a flaw or damage.”