News & Events-Frazer-Nash joins Energy Institute’s Acoustic Induced Vibration JIP

Frazer-Nash has joined the Energy Institute's Acoustic Induced Vibration (AIV) Joint Industry Project (JIP). 

The company will be providing expertise and analysis capability to support the JIP's programme of work, which was established in 2014. The JIP's objectives are to improve the management and knowledge of AIV within the energy industry. This is being achieved through a combination of physical testing and analytical modelling to understand the underlying physics of AIV and to explore the effectiveness of mitigations.

Frazer-Nash's Fluids Group Leader, Graham Hawkes describes the issues that the project is trying to address:

"Devices that reduce pressure in gas systems, such as relief or control valves, generate a high quantity of high frequency acoustic energy. This energy can cause acoustic fatigue, which may quickly affect safety critical systems.

"We have joined mid-way through the programme to bring data analysis, modelling capabilities and vibro-acoustic experience, to help the stakeholders appraise the wealth of information gained to date, and the information that is to be produced in ongoing tests.

"We are looking forward to bringing our AIV knowledge and skills, developed through our work across a range of industries, to support the energy sector in the understanding of this issue."

The Energy Institute (EI) is the professional body for the energy industry, developing and sharing knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system.

For more information on Frazer-Nash's expertise in this area, read our Flow Induced Vibration Case Study.