CSP Plants: Heat Exchangers Fatigue Analysis
Spain has become a world leader in innovation, technology and construction of solar thermal power plants by taking part in the majority of CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects that have been and are being developed worldwide. CADE has actively taken part in many CSP projects by providing its services for some of the leading companies […]
Fitness for Service – Alternatives for equipment validation
Boiler and pressure equipment manufacturers face everyday strict design and manufacturing requirements to supply heat exchangers, pressure vessels or process equipment. The recognized international design and manufacturing codes that are prescribed for this type of equipment (ASME VIII Div. 1 & 2, EN13445, AD2000, etc.) specify those tests, trials, inspections and quality controls to be […]
Web presentation | Industry of the future
INDUSTRY OF THE FUTURE CADE | Advanced engineering solutions for the factory of the future We work with industrial companies to deliver our vision of an adaptable, flexible, digital, intelligent and sustainable industry. Our goal is to make industries capable of competing and innovating, in a differentiated way, in a changing, demanding and 100% renewable […]
Pressure Vessel Design: 304L Grade Stainless Steel Plate Selection
Pressure vessel – Courtesy of GRIRO Romania ASME codes (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) regulates boilers and pressure vessels design, development and construction in a wide range of industries worldwide. When selecting materials, in some cases such as the following, ASME II Part D can provide different mechanical properties for the same type of material. For […]
PV Structures: beyond structural design
The relevance of solar structures is growing in the investment of PV solar plants due to many factors related to the PV market evolution: tendency towards multi-Megawatt plants, global increased of the competition and new emerging markets, and overall drastic drop of prices on solar panels.
LEVEL C inspections in Spanish CSP Plants, are they ready?
Most of concentrated solar plants installed in Spain are currently immersed on “suffering” level C inspections on their equipment and pressure elements.