FlawCheck was created by a team of experts in materials and damage assessment using industry input and codes of practice. The software simplifies the assessment of structural defects by seamlessly linking user-selected, industry-accepted load characterization and fatigue and failure assessment procedures. FlawCheck can define allowable flaw sizes to qualify inspection results and define inspection intervals to identify sub-critical flaws positively.
The FlawCheck software was developed to be a flexible engineering analysis and design support tool. It can use data generated from field instrumentation, numerical simulation tools and finite element models to create asset life or integrity predictions. This capability and the user-friendly interface makes it ideal for integrity management program development, supporting repair decisions, defining inspection intervals or selecting inspection tools.
FlawCheck can use actual or judgment-based structural loading data to estimate the potential for fatigue-related growth of flaws and determine the potential for fracture. It is designed to accept analytical techniques while facilitating assessment and documentation.