Third Party Training in Creep Crack Growth & Crack Assessment in Welded Components

ETD Consulting are proud to announce that they are now supporting a power utility in the Far East in Creep Crack Growth Testing, Data Analysis & Crack Assessment in welded components with specific reference to P91 joints. The following areas are being covered:

  • Secure unlimited license for ETD software ‘CRACKFIT’ including materials database

ETD will provide a commercial license of ‘Crackfit’ software for the unlimited use of company’s own use. ‘Crackfit’ is a commercial Procedure and interactive Software for the assessment of the initiation and growth of cracks in low and high temperature plant (power, petrochemical, refining, process etc.) pressurized components. Crackfit aims to make life assessment on various component geometries (such as Straight Pipes, T-pieces, Pipe Bends, Plates) which may contain defects such as ‘lack of fusion in welds’, ‘lack of weld penetration’, ‘manufacturing’ or ‘service induced defects’ real, assumed or design allowable defects/cracks. Similarly various crack geometries including embedded and surface emerging defects are dealt with in this procedure.

To learn more about CrackFit please click here.

  • Provide training on the use of ‘CRACKFIT’ software

ETD engineers will provide training to the client’s engineers on the appropriate use of the ‘Crackfit’ software. This two day training intends to provide in-depth knowledge of the appropriate use of the software. The first part of the training involves the introduction of all features of the software to the user and the second part involves use of the software for solving practical problems with examples from ETD’s work for its clients.

  • Provide training on use of fracture mechanics and defect assessment procedures

ETD engineers will provide training to the client’s staff on the ‘Damage and Defect/ Crack Assessment under Creep and Fatigue Conditions’. This four day training intends to provide in-depth knowledge of various defect assessment procedures. This training will include following four modules:

  1. Continuum Damage Mechanics.
  2. Fracture Mechanics Concepts.
  3. Creep and Creep/Fatigue Crack Growth.
  4. Defect Assessment Procedures.

For the examples of training courses that ETD can offer, please click here.

  • Tutoring and support for six months for solving a number of examples

ETD will provide 6 months tutoring/support on practical problem solving related to creep crack growth after the initial training. ETD considers that this initial tutoring will be necessary for the client to become confident enough to solve their industry problems on their own (i.e., components with cracks covering various geometries such as plain pipe, pipe bends and T pieces with surface emerging and embedded cracks).

  • To provide creep crack growth testing services

ETD will provide support and training in Creep Crack Growth testing of fracture mechanics type specimens. This training will include three tests on each material of interest to the client. The data will then be provided to the client as crack initiation and growth data. They will then be able to compare this data with the data and scatter bands in ‘Crackfit’ and find out where their material or cast lies in the scatter band. This training will involve both CCG testing and data analysis.

 If you are interested in any of these services, then please feel free to contact us.