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Codeware was founded in 1983 in Ontario, Canada. We opened our first U.S. office in 1993. We currently have offices in Sarasota, Florida and Austin, Texas. Codeware's founder, Les M. Bildy, P. Eng., has served as President since 1983.

Why Perform UG-99 Hydrotest Stress Calculations?

ASME UG-99 Hydrostatic Test Stress Calculations ASME Code paragraph UG-99 requires that all vessels undergo hydrostatic (or pneumatic) testing before Code stamping. As this test provides mechanical stress relief it may be thought of as the final step in the fabrication process. The UG-99 hydrostatic test is an effective way to [...]

Why Perform UG-99 Hydrotest Stress Calculations?2018-10-22T12:28:40+00:00

Why Specify Pressure Vessel Weld Seams?

The Advantages of Locating Pressure Vessel Weld Seams Although not required to perform basic (theoretical) ASME calculations, specifying weld seam locations when designing pressure vessels provides a number of practical advantages: Tall towers often require greater thicknesses near the bottom to resist wind and seismic loadings. Locating circumferential shell seams is [...]

Why Specify Pressure Vessel Weld Seams?2017-10-04T15:03:55+00:00

Import COMPRESS Files Into AutoCAD Plant 3D

See how to import COMPRESS 3D solid model files into AutoCAD Plant 3D. The COMPRESS solid model export feature saves time by eliminating the need to manually recreate vessel and exchanger equipment within your plant design software. Having trouble viewing this video? Download video (.mov 57MB) [...]

Import COMPRESS Files Into AutoCAD Plant 3D2016-10-26T14:28:04+00:00

3D Solid Model “Walk Through”

With the COMPRESS Solid Model designers can now "walk through" vessels to verify nozzle positions and projections. Having trouble viewing this video? Download video (.mov 13MB)

3D Solid Model “Walk Through”2017-03-16T13:55:48+00:00

Export Your Designs as 3D Solid Models

With COMPRESS you can export your designs in any one of the following neutral file formats. See how the COMPRESS 3D solid model export works by opening one of our sample files in your software of choice: ACIS - Download Sample (.sat) Granite - Download Sample (.g) IGES - Download Sample (.iges) [...]

Export Your Designs as 3D Solid Models2017-03-16T13:56:18+00:00

Detailed Design in Three Easy Steps

Vessels From Specification to Detailed Design in Three Easy Steps Creating an ASME design that simultaneously considers internal pressure, vacuum, MDMT and wind/seismic loadings can be a daunting task. The COMPRESS Vessel Wizard can do this for you with minimal data entry. Based on your inputs, design conditions are automatically satisfied by the [...]

Detailed Design in Three Easy Steps2016-11-21T16:21:51+00:00

Work With Multiple ASME Editions Using COMPRESS

Multiple ASME Editions and Addenda (1995 - present) are available within COMPRESS to enable users to easily update older designs to be compliant with the latest Code rules (ideal when providing re-order/replacement designs). To ensure the integrity of the result, only material properties specific to the chosen Edition or Addenda are available for selection. [...]

Work With Multiple ASME Editions Using COMPRESS2018-06-08T08:52:48+00:00

Multiple ASME VIII BPVC Code Editions

Working with Multiple ASME VIII BPVC Editions New ASME VIII BPVC projects typically require the use of the Code Edition in force at the time the contract is signed. When re-rating existing vessels the NBIC allows the use of either the ASME VIII Addenda in force when the vessel was built or the [...]

Multiple ASME VIII BPVC Code Editions2017-12-13T14:59:18+00:00

Check Stresses Before Testing

Check ASME Vessel & Exchanger Stresses Before Testing The ASME Code requires that all vessels undergo hydro (or pneumatic) testing following fabrication and before Code stamping. As this test provides mechanical stress relief it may be thought of as the final step in the fabrication process. The hydro test is an effective way [...]

Check Stresses Before Testing2017-03-16T15:43:51+00:00