Saba Metallurgical and Plant Engineering Services, LLC
SpotLight: A major chemical plant contacted SMPES, LLC to perform a 2D and 3D vortex shedding/resonance evaluation of a new catalyst insertion sample probe during the design phase. Fluid forces from the 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis were used to study fatigue of the nozzle attachment weld of the main header to the sample stand support structure. Design changes were made and proper alignment of the parts of the samples probe where analyzed with CAD dynamic features to assure proper fitting of parts for shop and field assembly. The sample probe is now installed in the field and working successfully.
|SMPES, LLC Services|
|Linear-Elastic FEA||Mechanical Event Simulation||Tank & Pressure Vessel Design|
|Non-Linear "Limit Load" FEA||Computation Fluid Dynamics||Piping Stress Analysis|
|Non-Linear "Plastic Collapse FEA||Strucutral Dynamics||Failure Analysis & Lab Services|
|Coupled Fluid-Thermal Analysis||API 579 FFS Level 2 & 3||Corrosion & Material Selection|
Recent SMPES News and Events
Provided "Lunch-and-Learn" Training on API 579 Fitness-For-Service Basics at Total Petrochemicals and Valero Refinery.
Principal Engineer, Brent Saba, PE-ME/MT, presented at local ASME chapter on Finite Element Analysis Applications in API 579 Fitness-For-Service Evaluations.
Medical spinal implant work by SMPES, LLC, featured in November 2007 Medical Design Magazine article "Simulating Stresses in Stints, Tension in Tissue".
SMPES, LLC appears in Algor's inside cover full page ad in August 2007 issue of Mechanical Engineering magazine.
Recent Completed Projects
Evaluation of thermal stresses of a by-pass mixing tee in a refinery, using combined CFD, transient and steady- state thermal analysis, and linear elastic stress analysis.
Redesign of a reactor cooling baffle in a chemical plant using linear elastic FEA and modal natural frequency.
Re-Rate of several vessels and heat exchangers using PV-Elite software at two chemical plants.
Evaluted and optimized complete Peek VBR product line of a start-up medical firm.
Performed API 579 FFS evaluation and de-rate for a vacuum induced distored tank shell at a chemical plant.
Completed an intermediate stage evaluation of a medical fixation device using mechanical event simulation and multiple surface-to-surface contacts.
Saba Metallurgical & Plant Engineering Service, LLC. • Madisonville, LA 70447 • 225-405-4015