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EDC has significant experience in helping clients increase throughput of plants and extending the life of their assets through development of structural modifications and fatigue and strength analysis.

The group has undertaken a number of studies involving computer modelling and field-testing work for the purpose of extending the life of critical machinery and structures. This includes:

  • Estimate consumed or remaining life of the structure using computer models
  • Field test work to quantify loading and validate models
  • Design and evaluate modifications to prolong the life of the structure
  • Develop operating practices that will prolong the life of the structure
  • Evaluate risk associated with structural failure
  • Develop economic and practical inspection plans for monitoring the structure