Pipe Stress Analysis (Medupi)


AXIS Mechanical Design was contracted by a South African company to perform a detail Pipe Stress Analysis on the piping system of Auxiliary Cooling North and South Plant at the Medupi Power Station in South Africa. As time was of the essence, the analysis required to be completed quickly and accurately with minimal changes to the existing layout.

Pipe Stress Analysis performed on the North Plant.
The project consisted of the following subsystems: AXIS Mechanical Design successfully analysed and redesigned the complete piping system to comply with the ASME B31.3 code and all possible conditions required by the client. Minimal rerouting of pipes was required and intelligent support placement was utilised to reduce cost to fabricator by eliminating expensive components such as bellows and spring supports.