Skid structural analysis

Skid structural analysis

Reliability of reciprocating compressor package ensured.

Client: A designer of storage and equipment for the oil industry.

Tough Problem: A study required the analysis of a skid structure designed for a reciprocating compressor package.

The structure is designed to experience a variety of loading conditions such as lifting, FPSO movement including roll, pitch and yaw and unbalanced forces from equipment.

Practical Solution: A finite element analysis was performed and worst case scenarios of FPSO movement were analysed.

Other loading due to forces generated from reciprocating equipment was also considered.

Analysis was concluded with a detailed fatigue assessment to ensure reliability.

Bottom Line: SVT's extensive experience in analysis of skid structures and fatigue assessment improved the vendor solution.