ABCO Subsea uses state-of-the-art FEA (finite element analysis) software to validate its designs before products are manufactured and shipped to customers. Additionally, the company offers FEA consultative services to audit customers’ designs.
FEA is performed for multiple reasons, including: optimization of a design for economical factors, verification of structural integrity, and validation that the deformation of a part is within requirements.
ABCO Subsea has a dedicated full-time engineer specializing in FEA. Dedicated servers run the latest version of ANSYS to perform the complex calculations more quickly.
FEA can also be used to support submissions to third-party verification organizations like DNV or ABS for design approvals. ABCO Subsea has performed FEA for major operators, drilling contractors and original equipment manufacturers.
ABCO Subsea has the capability of performing linear, non-linear and transient FEA audits on any design. In the past, the company has performed FEA on almost all its products including umbilical reels, roller sheaves, bend limiters, clamps and a number of other products used by the offshore industry.
For more information on ABCO Subsea’s products or FEA services, contact us.