VIAS Simulation Services for Pipeline Integrity Fitness-for-Service Assessment


During pipeline inspections, you may come across several structural changes in pipelines. Cracks, General / Local Metal Loss, Pitting Corrosion, Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC), Hydrogen Blisters, HIC, Crack-Like Flaws, Dents and Gouges, Lamination are common changes to be identified in pipelines.

Here are some important questions to consider:

  • As companies own and operate thousands of miles of pipelines, how can you make sure that you know which sections of the pipelines should be repaired imminently?
  • When should you repair and / or schedule maintenance?
  • What would be the remaining useful life of the component under evaluation?


As VIAS, we can help you answer these questions with our Fitness-for Service (FFS) capabilities and project experience. Please join us for a webinar on FFS Level 3 Analysis on September 11th, 2018.

FFS is the “the ability to demonstrate the structural integrity of an in-service component containing a flaw or damage.”

FFS Level 3 Analysis is a Finite Element Analysis based practice using API 579/ASME FFS-1 and it is the recommended practice used for equipment in Petrochemical, Refinery, and Oil & Gas industries.  

Webinar Highlights:

  • Assessment Levels – API 579
  • FEA based Level 3 Assessment
  • Code Based Damage Evaluation
  • Code Based Design by Analysis
  • FEA based Fracture: Modeling of Flaw
  • Material Testing Support


September 11th, 2018 – 11 AM to 12 PM CDT



Meet Our Presenter:


Dr. Chakraborty has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa and has ten years of experience in solid mechanics and design, non-linear FEA, fatigue and fracture mechanics, reliability analysis, composite structures in Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Structural Design. His areas of expertise are Solid Mechanics & Design, ASME Code (Sections II, III, VIII) Based Strength and Fatigue Analysis, Fitness-for-Service (FFS) Assessment (API 579), System Reliability, Component Reliability and Optimization, Probabilistic Analysis. He has managed many FFS projects, provides training in FFS, Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, FEA, Probabilistic Analysis. Dr. Chakraborty engages with Pressure Vessels and Piping conference committees, chaired conference sessions, involved with ASME & API code committees and has extensive journal & conference publications. He is the VP of Advanced Engineering at VIAS and can be contacted at LinkedIn page for all company updates!

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