Summary: “After researching several available licensing solutions in the market, we chose and standardized on the RLM system because it offered the best overall value, with an extremely rich set of features, and was backed by a responsive and knowledgeable staff.”
About Quest Reliability, Inc.:
Providing powerful tools for mechanical and structural integrity
Quest Reliability, LLC is a built on a foundation of leading edge science and technology that has innovated and shaped industries for almost 40 years. Today, with its advanced knowledge and expertise in the fields of mechanical and structural integrity, risk-based asset management and materials engineering, Quest Reliability is leading the refining, chemical & gas, power and pipeline industries in improving asset reliability and performance.
In addition to the company’s advanced consulting and asset management services, Quest Reliability also offers a broad range of commercial software spanning high-level fitness-for-service assessments, life prediction modeling, and fracture mechanics and 3D volumetric flaw analyses. Quest Reliability’s windows-based product lines include:
Signal FFS – a software product for performing fitness-for-service assessments and fracture mechanics analyses on fixed and rotating equipment. Signal FFS adheres with API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 2007 and BS 7910 standards. Signal FFS is critical when maximizing the reliable service lifetime of critical assets in heavy industries.
FEACrack — a finite element analysis package that generates 3-D crack meshes, and guides the user through building models, running the analysis, and post processing. FEACrack was designed by Dr. Ted Anderson, author of the leading Fracture Mechanics textbook, and includes many advanced fracture analysis functions such as crack remeshing, porous Gurson material, node release, and cohesive elements. The software contains an extensive library of structural geometries and crack shapes. FEACrack’s 3D crack mesh generator creates ready-to-run input files for Abaqus, Ansys, and Warp3D, and creates neutral files for Femap and Patran.
LifeQuest product line –integrated solutions that utilize advanced inspection technologies and include specialized software that implements FEA and life prediction algorithms for:
- Steam reformers
- Fired heaters
- High energy piping
Choosing a License Manager
One of the challenges Quest faced in bringing a diverse suite of high-value software products to market was finding a flexible and efficient licensing mechanism that could also support the diversity of our customer base and delivery models. After researching several available licensing solutions in the market, we chose and standardized on the RLM system because it offered the best overall value, with an extremely rich set of features, and was backed by a responsive and knowledgeable staff.
Our customers range from large multi-nationals, requiring high availability, network license pools and roaming licenses, to independent consultants and researchers requiring a single-seat node-locked installation. We were able to quickly integrate RLM into our products and accommodate all of the requirements, while simplifying our build and operational processes.
One of our first licensing challenges after adopting RLM was to deliver a package where we could enable a customer to have full software functionality while working with specific data sets, but limit the software functionality for non-licensed data. Licensing “data” instead of an executable was a snap with RLM. We incorporated our own data signatures into RLM license lines, and were able to satisfy the requirement with minimal additional coding.
By using the RLM system, we are able to effectively manage and create unique licensing arrangements specific to our customer’s needs.
Please visit http://www.questreliability.com/ for more information.