Lessons learned by the independent third party during review of HPHT equipment ///

Harish Patel, Senior Technical Advisor – Corporate Offshore Technology, Drilling and Process, ABS

This paper will highlight the design verification challenges the industry is facing during ongoing projects for HPHT equipment using methodologies outlined in API Technical Report 17TR8, “HPHT Design Guidelines”, with application ASME Section VIII, Div. 2 or Section VIII, Div. 3. This requires the industry to conduct design verification using elastic plastic stress analysis, fatigue analysis and serviceability analysis. 

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