Center for Reliable Energy Systems

CRES provides safe, reliable & cost effective solutions to high-impact and complex problems facing the energy industry.

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CRES applies its fundamental understanding of engineering principles and its practical experience to solve near- and medium-term problems related to energy infrastructure. We provide quick turn-around advices and work with our customers in implementation to ensure code compliance and structural soundness.

Applied Research

CRES conducts applied research with clearly-defined goals to solve complex and far-reaching problems facing the energy industry. We often partner with major research centers, end users, and their suppliers to ensure the quality of our research and its relevance to field applications. Our research is supported by industry consortia, energy companies, and government agencies.


Work at CRES has been converted to SOPs (Standard Operation Procedures). Our applied research is published extensively in conferences. CRES strives to positively influence the industry practice through its leadership and active participation in the revision and update of industry codes and standards. CRES provides customized trainings covering standard procedures and advanced applications.

High Impact Work

• Strain-based integrity assessment of traditionally stress-based designed pipelines
• Screening and integrity management of girth welds with unintentional weld strength undermatching and HAZ softening
• Development and application of intelligent flaw interaction rules to SCC clusters for burst pressure prediction
• Excavation and backfill procedures to reduce potentially negative impact on pipeline integrity

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