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Bend and Dent Strain Assessment
A simplified definition of strain is the change of the shape of an object when a force is applied. Pipeline movement caused by natural phenomena like landslides, subsidences, earth movements, floods or earthquakes is a reality that could compromise the integrity of your assets by generating bending strain concentrated in specific areas.
This bending strain could cause pipeline buckling and eventually, failure of the pipe wall causing leaks that result in lost product and environmental damage. Strain concentrations with other types of defects, e.g. corrosion, deformations or cracking, become particularly severe threats to the asset.