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Who we are?

IDF is a leading engineering and consulting company in Argentina. Our team of engineers is committed to provide solutions for the power generation industry based on an expertise built in years of experience.

Mission

Our mission is to provide high quality services to organizations working in the nuclear and conventional power generation field by offering innovative solutions to help our customers achieve their objectives.

Values

PARTNERSHIP: We think of our customers as our teammates engaged together in the same objective of finding solutions

TRAINING: We believe that the secret behind the success in providing innovative solutions is the continuous development of professional skills. In that sense we encourage and support our team to train and develop themselves.

PASSION: We work with passion for delivering solutions, simply because we like what we do.

Services

Fatigue Monitoring

Our Fatigue Monitoring Sector offers services for power plants that have dedicated temperature recorders installed. We cover from simplified to detailed fatigue evaluation using finite element analysis.

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Stress and Fatigue

Our Stress and Fatigue Sector offers global caliber expertise to evaluate stresses and fatigue in Structures, pressure vessels and other components using state of the art tools

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Piping Analysis

Our Piping Sector includes design and analysis for both existing and new piping systems as well as supports using ASME rules for both nuclear and conventional power plants.

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Seismic Evaluation

Our Seismic Sector offers services from seismic capacity analysis and retrofitting for both new and existing Systems, Structures and components to Seismic Verification of Nuclear Plant Equipment by Walkdown.

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Services CAD 2D/3D

Our CAD Sector provides the full CAD design services from 2D fabrication drawings to 3D CAD models.

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Fatigue Monitoring

Our Fatigue Monitoring Sector offers services for power plants that have dedicated temperature recorders installed. We cover from simplified to detailed fatigue evaluation using finite element analysis.

– Online Fatigue evaluation for measuring sections

– Fast Fatigue evaluation for measuring sections

– Detailed Stress and Fatigue analysis when needed

– Root Cause analysis

– System operative mode improvements and recommendations

– Remote assistance

Stress and Fatigue

Our Stress and Fatigue Sector offers global caliber expertise to evaluate stresses and fatigue in Structures, pressure vessels and other components using state of the art tools.

– Nuclear Class I, II and III detailed stress and fatigue analysis

– Thermal stratification evaluation using ASME III JJ appendix

– Elasto-plastic analysis

– Evaluation of transients detected by fatigue monitoring evaluation

– Environmental assisted fatigue per NUREG CR-6909 Rev.1

– Remaining life prognosis

Piping Analysis

Our Piping Sector includes design and analysis for both existing and new piping systems as well as supports using ASME rules for both nuclear and conventional power plants.

-Nuclear Class 1, 2 and 3 piping analysis

-B31 piping analysis

-Support design

-Seismic analysis and retrofitting of existing systems

-Piping analysis with wall thinning

-Piping vibration analysis and mitigation

Seismic Evaluation

Our Seismic Sector offers services from seismic capacity analysis and retrofitting for both new and existing Systems, Structures and components to Seismic Verification of Nuclear Plant Equipment by Walkdown.

-Seismic Walkdown Service

-High Confidence Low Probability of Failure (HCLPF) calculations

-Seismic design and qualification of concrete anchor bolts

-Seismic design and retrofit of:

-Mechanical distribution systems (pipe, duct)

-Static equipment (tanks, vessels, heat exchangers)

-Electrical distribution systems (conduit, cable trays)

Services CAD 2D/3D

Our CAD Sector provides the full CAD design services from 2D fabrication drawings to 3D CAD models.

Structural, piping and vessel 3D CAD Modeling

-2D fabrication drawings

-Preliminary Finite Element Analysis for optimization of geometries

-2D to 3D CAD Conversion Services

-Reverse engineering

News

August 2019 – SMiRT25 Conference

IDF at SMiRT 25 Charlotte, North Carolina. The past week, IDF was present at SMiRT 25 where nuclear industry leaders and experts from all around the world gathered to exchange ideas and perspective in different topics related to structural mechanics in nuclear power plants. IDF presented a paper related to fatigue monitoring with life extension purposes.

July 2019 – Meeting with CAESAR II product owners

At the end of July we met at Sheraton Hotel Buenos Aires with HEXAGON team to discuss new ideas and improvements points for the new software that will combine CAESAR II and PIPESTRES. This software will include nuclear class 1 capabilities! We expressed the need to improve thermal stratification calculationes and also to includ the environmental effects in fatigue assessment per ASME III NB.

July 2019 – IWG ASME BPVC III Argentina meeting

The ASME International Workign Group Argentina meeting was held in July. The meeting took place July 12th, gathering ASME III and ASME XI specialist at Buenos Aires and through videoconference with Bariloche. One of the discussed topics was the organizational aspects of the ASME BPV III STANDARDS COMMITTEE AND ARGENTINA & INTERNATIONAL WORKING GROUP MEETINGS & WORKSHOP that will be held from September 10-12th at Buenos Aires (more information at https://internationalmeetings.asme.org/)

May 2019 – SQUG EPRI certification

.During May, the Seismic Evaluation Department attended the SQUG Seismic Walkdown Course at Charlotte, USA. Certificates for Seismic Capability Engineers (SCE) were obtained. These certificates are a mandatory requirement to perform seismic adequacy applying the GIP methodology in nuclear and conventional power plants.

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Contact

Do you have questions? Contact please.

Tel +54 9 11 5924 4554

E-mail: info@idf-eng.com

Address: Centenario 1630, San Isidro, Argentina.