Atteris has launched a new tool for the automation of pipeline spool analysis. Atteris CONNECT provides a full end-to-end solution for rapid automation of the assessment and size optimization of rigid pipeline spools and jumpers.
By leveraging over three decades of tie-in spool design experience and combining the use of industry accepted software and automation, Atteris can reliably condense work that would have previously taken months down into weeks. Atteris CONNECT focuses on the automation of repetitive and traditionally time-consuming tasks in three key areas:
- model development
- load case generation
- results post processing and visualisation.
Options to use either a deterministic or a probabilistic risk-based approach are provided for optimising spool size to meet specific acceptance criteria. Cloud based features allow engineers and clients to remotely interrogate the analysis results database, providing instant answers to “what-if” scenarios and quickly identifying the critical drivers for optimisation of the spool design. Atteris CONNECT is equally applicable to the design of new spools and integrity management and fitness for service scopes for spools on existing facilities.
“We predict that on projects with complex spool requirements, Atteris CONNECT will provide a substantial reduction in engineering time and cost compared to existing design practices – and with higher reliability. This is an exciting offering at a time when clients are increasingly looking to cut costs. The tool has already been implemented successfully in the optimisation of a spool design for one of our major clients. Further development of Atteris CONNECT is ongoing to provide similar benefits in other common areas of pipeline engineering” explained General Manager Dermot O’Brien.
Atteris, with offices in Perth Australia and Houston USA, provides engineering services in the following areas: subsea and pipelines, flow assurance, dynamic systems, asset and integrity management, operations and production/production readiness support, life extension and decommissioning studies.