Analysis of External Forces

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Above ground pipelines can be subject to damaging forces not normally found with buried pipelines.   Examples include: spanning loads, snow and ice loads, pipe support movement due to frost heave, seismic excitation, thermal expansion, collision and impact, wind induced vibration, and water current forces (if submerged but not buried).

Kiefner offers consultation services geared toward above ground pipelines and the external forces they must endure.  These consultation services are valuable for keeping your above ground pipeline running safely and efficiently.

We offer the following specific services:

  • Free span analysis
  • Piping system stress analysis
  • Code compliance

Our thorough stress analysis consultation services will provide you with the most important stress information about your pipeline where you need the information most.