Engineering Services

RAE Engineering is committed to the provision of a professional service in the areas of Integrity, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and Integrity Management.

Integrity Engineering

  • Risk assessments
    • Deferral justification
    • Inspection planning
    • Failure consequence
  • Engineering assessments
  • Assessments for all damage mechanisms
  • Pipeline and facility mapping services
  • Corrosion monitoring plans

Materials Engineering

At RAE Engineering, our expertise in Codes and Standards, combined with our mechanical and materials engineering background, enables our clients to always design, construct and operate safely and efficiently and maintain compliance with all applicable regulatory bodies.

  • Material selection
  • Welding procedures review
  • Failure analysis

Mechanical Engineering

At RAE Engineering, our engineering services department provides complete integrity engineering support to ensure that your equipment meets all regulatory requirements. These high quality services ensure that your equipment will safely operate for as long as possible.

  • Fitness-for-Service (FFS) assessments, according to API 579
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on pressure vessels, piping, tanks and pipelines
  • 3D laser scanning service to conduct FEA and FFS
  • Design review and verification on:
    • Pressure vessels
    • Boilers
    • Pressure piping
    • Storage tanks
    • Pipelines
  • Design and vessel registration with ABSA, BCSA, TSASK and other regulatory bodies
  • Alterations and repair procedures on pressure vessels, tanks and pipelines
  • Tank out-of-roundness surveys utilizing 3D laser scanning
  • Remaining life assessments
  • PSV sizing and selection – to API 520/521 requirements
  • Vessel and boiler re-rating due to:
    • Change of service
    • Alterations
    • Damage and/or corrosion
  • ASME code calculations
  • Fatigue assessment
    • Review of cyclic service on vessel life
  • Piping stress analysis
  • Canadian Registration Number (CRN) applications

3D Laser Scanning

RAE Engineering recognized early on that 3D Laser Scanning would offer clients tremendous opportunities to improve the design, construction and operation of their oil and gas facilities. Over the past few years, the benefits of precision 3D Laser Scanning to our industry have been clearly demonstrated in terms of risk mitigation, safety, cost reduction and schedule compression.

Our experienced engineering team leverages the “point cloud” data captured from pressure equipment and storage tanks to produce geometrically accurate 3D models. These models can be further assessed using FEA (Finite Element Analysis)  software, such as SOLIDWORKS Simulations and CAESAR II. The assessments can then be used for failure analysis, fitness-for-service, design modifications, repair procedures, baseline inspections, as-built drawings, asset inventory and more.

  • Tanks – level surveys, volume calculation, damage and repair assessments
  • Pipelines – direct assessment, schedule and dimensions of pipelines
  • Plants – as-built drawing, maintenance, modification and inspection planning
  • Boilers – repair planning, modifications (e.g. new spools and pipe racks)
  • Shop inspections – construction documentation, final as-built QC and comparison to drawings
  • Various failure investigation and FEA