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SHM and Lifetime Management of Industrial Piping Systems

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  1. Frank Schubert1,
  2. Bernd Frankenstein1,
  3. Thomas Klesse1,
  4. Klaus Kerkhof2,
  5. Xaver Schuler2,
  6. Herbert Friedmann3,
  7. Fritz-Otto Henkel3,
  8. Helmut Wenzel4

Published Online: 15 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470061626.shm121

Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring

Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring

How to Cite

Schubert, F., Frankenstein, B., Klesse, T., Kerkhof, K., Schuler, X., Friedmann, H., Henkel, F.-O. and Wenzel, H. 2009. SHM and Lifetime Management of Industrial Piping Systems. Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing (IZFP-D), Dresden, Germany

  2. 2

    MPA Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

  3. 3

    Wölfel Beratende Ingenieure, Höchberg, Germany

  4. 4

    VCE Holding GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2009

Abstract

In this article, a structural health monitoring system for industrial piping systems is presented that combines global vibration monitoring and local guided wave monitoring within a multichannel and multipurpose measurement system. While vibration monitoring is able to characterize the global condition of the structure due to supports and dampers, the guided wave module is able to find small cracklike defects and corrosive material degradation in crucial error-prone parts of the components. It can therefore be expected that a combination of the “global” and “local eye” will lead to a monitoring system with significantly increased performance and reliability. At the end of the article, the development of a joint decision support system embedded in an overall lifetime management for industrial piping systems is also described in detail.

Keywords:

  • structural health monitoring;
  • SHM;
  • piping systems;
  • modal analysis;
  • guided waves;
  • decision support system;
  • lifetime management;
  • proof of integrity;
  • basis safety concept;
  • aging management;
  • in-service monitoring