Fitness for Service

Fitness-for-service is a multi-disciplinary engineering approach used to determine if equipment is fit to continue operation. We offer quick responses in emergency situations to provide clients with solutions and peace of mind. 

Our diverse experience in equipment design, manufacturing and application of specialist analytical tools ensures we provide safe, fit-for-purpose and sustainable solutions. The equipment may have excessive corrosion, propagating fatigue cracks, contain flaws, have sustained damage, or have aged so that it cannot be evaluated by use of the original construction codes. Our engineers provide solutions to our clients that enable them to continue the safe operation of their plant.

At Deacon Engineers we:

  • Carry out onsite inspection and collect data related to the materials, products, structures or components that failed
  • Use strain gauging for the determination of actual in-service stresses
  • Have AICIP qualified inspectors to undertake pressure equipment inspections
  • Undertake FFS assessments to API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 and BS 7910
  • Provide FEA services utilising ANSYS and Abaqus
  • Provide fatigue analysis using fe-safe™ and Verity™
  • Conduct fracture analysis using Abaqus software, including 3D crack growth modelling
  • Conduct precision 3D laser scanning of deformed surfaces
  • Have staff trained to work on site at heights and in confined spaces