Piping Induced Vibration Services
Our dedicated engineers undertake assessments of piping systems and process units to identify and control induced vibration phenomena. We primarily follow the principles of the Energy Institute. We do also work with other design codes such as those of BP, Shell, Petronas, Saudi Aramco, ADNOC and Exxon.
We offer a wide range of services to deal with induced vibration, from full system checks to dedicated assessments. The two most common types of assessment we conduct are acoustic induced vibration and flow induced vibration.
Acoustic Induced Vibration (AIV)
A common problem in high pressurised gas systems are the rapid depressurisation of systems resulting in high mass flow rates and large pressure drops which result in sound pressure waves transmitting through the system and attenuating to atmosphere, sometimes causing significant vibration to transmit through the pipe.
WKC will identify at-risk pressure-reducing devices to determine the likelihood of failure at all points of discontinuity downstream of the identified high-risk devices and provide recommendations for their mitigation.