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About Becht FFS Program

BechtFFS software is an API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, 2016 edition compliant, web-based software designed to assist operators/owners in evaluating equipment items which have developed defects in service. The quantitative calculations performed in BechtFFS assess the structural integrity of the flawed component and ultimately provide a recommendation whether the component should be taken out of service and retired or repaired, or is fit for continued service. The software’s calculation methodology was developed by Becht’s API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 experts. Our FFS experts include contributors to the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 guideline document. A number of our experts are current or past members of the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 committee, including several committee vice-chairs.

The software allows easy sharing of FFS assessment data with other BechtFFS users. The application gives you the option of either storing your FFS assessment data on your local network or on our server. The software generates a series of reports for each assessment module, from summary to detailed reports documenting the outcome of the assessment.

BechtFFS is a web-based software application service custom-built on Microsoft's Windows Server, Internet Information Services (IIS), ASP.NET, and SQL Server technologies. Reports are generated using SQL Server Reporting Services and are available in various formats.

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Software Features

Brittle Fracture per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 3, Levels 1, 2A, 2B and 2C Level 2

  • Method A uses stress ratio thickness basis
  • Output is envelope of allowable operating temperatures as a function of pressure (0 to design pressure)
  • User-entered and vapor pressure (autorefrigeration) library of curves selectable for inclusion in MAT plot
  • Analyzes interconnected (welded, bolted) assemblies

Fracture Mechanics per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 9 & ASME VIII, Div 3, Article KD-4

  • 20 Annex C and Annex D stress intensity and reference stress geometries
  • FAD stability assessment including FAD diagram
  • Crack growth and cycles to failure including crack growth profile plots
  • Library of crack growth rate factors from Table KD430
  • Multiple load cases
  • Stress profiles include cycling loads, primary only, secondary only, and weld residual
  • User input secondary stress profile
  • User input weld residual stress profile
  • Hydrogen environment crack growth parameters
  • Simultaneous simulation of 2 sets of FEA stress profiles

General Metal Loss per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 4, Levels 1 and 2

  • Point thickness reading (PTR) assessment
  • Critical thickness profile (CTP) assessment
  • Nozzles and branch connections Level 2 assessment
  • Accommodates large scanned dataset and software color codes the grid, and identifies and analyzes individual LTAs (CTP)

Local Metal Loss per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 5 and B31G, Levels 1 and 2

  • Color coding
  • Maximum external pressure
  • Accommodates large scanned dataset and software color codes the grid, and identifies and analyzes individual LTAs (Level 2)

Pitting per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 6, Level 1

  • Display pitting charts 6.3 through 6.9
  • Upload damage image for comparison with pitting charts and inclusion in report

Weld Misalignment per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 8, Level 2

  • Flat plate, cylindrical, and spherical geometries
  • Centerline offset and/or angular misalignment

Creep Rupture Life per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 10

  • Larson-Miller Parameter (API 530) and MPC Project Omega creep damage assessment
  • Remaining life assessment using future operating conditions
  • Handles load specification of pressures or principal stresses

Fatigue Damage Screening per API 579/ASME FFS Part 14, Level 1

  • Method B Screening (equivalent to ASME Section VIII, Div 2, 5.5.2.3 Method A)
  • Method C Screening (equivalent to ASME Section VIII, Div 2, 5.5.2.4 Method B)

Additional Features

  • MAWP/tmin calculations (where appropriate) for ASME Section VIII, Div 1 shells, heads, and cones; B31.3 piping; and API 650 tanks.

Becht FFS Screenshots
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Brittle Fracture 

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Becht FFS Pricing Table

pricing

Each license includes free IT software support related to server and logon issues, access to our FFS software forum and recorded training webinars. 
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  • Full use of the software for 30 days prior to purchase

  • All Features Operable

  • Unlimited Usage

  • Full Reporting Capabilities





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  • Free Trial
  • Level 1 Metal Loss
  • US $1,250/yr

    or $250/mo
  • BechtFFS Level 1 Metal Loss performs the following assessments:
  • General Metal Loss (Point Thickness Reading Data), Level 1
  • Local Metal Loss, Level 1
  • Pitting Corrosion, Level 1
  • MAWP (MFH) and tmin Calculator (API 579/ASME FFS, Annex 2C)





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  • Monthly  Annual
  • Levels 1 & 2 Metal Loss
  • US $2,500/yr

    or $500/mo
  • BechtFFS Level 1 & 2 Metal Loss performs the following assessments:
  • General Metal Loss (Point Thickness Reading Data), Levels 1 & 2
  • General Metal Loss (Critical Thickness Profile Data), Levels 1 & 2
  • General Metal Loss – Nozzles and Branch Connections, Level 2
  • Local Metal Loss & Pitting Corrosion, Levels 1 & 2
  • MAWP (MFH) and tmin Calculator (API 579/ASME FFS, Annex 2C)

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  • Monthly  Annual
  • FFS Professional
  • US $8,500/yr1

    or $1,750/mo
  • Full Feature Set, including Level 1 & 2 Metal Loss plus:
  • Brittle Fracture per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 3
  • Weld Misalignment per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 8
  • Fracture Mechanics per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 9 & ASME VIII, Div.3, Article KD-4
  • Creep Rupture Life per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 10
  • Fatigue Damage Screening, Level 1 (API 579/ASME FFS, Part 14)
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  • Monthly  Annual

1 Subsequent seat licenses $6000

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BechtFFS Product Level Features

Level 1 Metal Loss

Levels 1 & 2 Metal Loss

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General Metal Loss per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 4

Point Thickness Reading (PTR) assessment

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General Metal Loss per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 4

Critical Thickness Profile (CTP) assessment
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General Metal Loss – Nozzles and Branch Connections Level 2
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Pitting per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 6 Level 1  green chk  green chk  green chk
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Brittle Fracture per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 3 Levels 1, 2A, 2B, & 2C   green chk 
Weld Misalignment per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 8     green chk
Fracture Mechanics per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 9 & ASME VIII, Div.3, Article KD-4 Level 2   green chk
Creep Rupture Life per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 10    green chk
Fatigue Damage Screening, (API 579/ASME FFS, Part 14) Level 1         green chk

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