has responded to Australian and international needs for higher, leak-free joint security and joint safety standards with an enhanced version of its market-leading load calculation software, Informate, and a powerful, highly-flexible new joint management system, iDMS.
The new iDMS system expands on the previous JDMS system by being configurable for the oil and gas, chemical, engineering, nuclear, construction, mining and many other types of industries.
"The new Informate ICE (Integrity Calculation Engine) - officially launched at OTC 2012 in Houston - builds on the success of the existing Informate software, while Hydratight iDMS dramatically improves on the company’s world-leading JDMS management platform, offering far greater flexibility and new user-demanded features," says the Commercial Leader of Hydratight in Australia, Mr Neil Ferguson.
"This major upgrade of both systems comes in the light of increased recognition of the need for leak-free bolted-joint performance, driven by tougher world safety standards."
The re-engineered Informate ICE is available as a desktop or cloud-based application. It can perform calculations on hundreds of joint combinations based on existing, new and emerging industry standards. Its advanced engine offers joint analysis based on application-specific parameters and worst-case conditions.
This power is delivered through a more informative user interface and offers custom-flange calculations, hundreds of new gasket-, bolt -and flange-material combinations, and even a handy toolbox of frequently-used calculations. New, enhanced Informate ICE is also built into the iDMS system, to handle any necessary bolt load calculations in the same way as the stand-alone version.
Hydratight iDMS is a cloud-based, platform-independent product, usable from any web browser, operating in the cloud from highly secure and resilient data centres. iDMS can record every calculation and maintenance operation on any included joint. For oil and gas and refining applications, iDMS will integrate with piping specifications and can import and store line lists and project documentation.
Hydratight iDMS allows any type of shutdown and turnaround operation, construction or maintenance tasks to be precisely planned and executed, says Mr Ferguson. A work-pack management system controls all stages critical to safety and joint integrity, from breakout, inspection and re-machining to assembly, controlled tightening and testing. A sophisticated reporting suite enables progress reporting and exception tracking.
According to Hydratight joint integrity leader, Joe Gill, Informate is the perfect tool for bolt load calculation in any industry where reliable joint performance is essential.