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Stresses in Corrosion Monitoring Housing 

The photograph here shows the housing for an oil pipeline corrosion monitoring spool. The housing profile was adjusted for minimum stress using a parametric finite element model. The adjustments involved the optimisation of several internal radii and a tapering wall thickness. 
 
The use of parametric methods meant that Best Solution were able to meet specification for this component in a short timescale, and as a bi-product, generate a flexible model that was used in subsequent projects. 
Photograph of corrosion monitoring spool housing
Sensor spool housing 
Stress contours in corrosion monitoring spool housing
Stress contours in spool housing