About Codeware

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.

Tangential, Tilted and Hillside Nozzle Design

Tangential, Tilted and Hillside Nozzle Design Due to process and pipe routing considerations, nozzles on pressure vessels and heat exchangers are frequently placed in non-radial orientations. These non-radial or hillside nozzle to vessel intersections create obround openings which require additional geometric calculations to meet ASME VIII BPVC rules. Put another way, the nozzle [...]

2018-01-08T11:34:39+00:00 November 9th, 2012|Categories: COMPRESS Videos|Tags: |

Pressure Vessel Component Design With COMPRESS

Simple Pressure Vessel Component Design COMPRESS does not require you to model an entire pressure vessel to design or rate individual components. This capability is useful when investigating a pressure vessel component that must be modified. For complicated components, like Appendix 2 flanges and nozzles, the user can call upon a specific [...]

2017-09-20T10:24:35+00:00 October 5th, 2012|Categories: COMPRESS Videos|Tags: |

Check Nozzle Loads With WRC 537/WRC 107

Check Piping Loads on Nozzles Using WRC 537 Process piping imposes external loads on vessel and exchanger nozzles that must be accounted for (see ASME VIII-1, UG-22).  Stresses on pressure vessel nozzles and attachments have historically been checked using the Welding Research Council Bulletin 107.  WRC 537 was published in 2010 and was meant [...]

2017-10-22T08:25:50+00:00 August 2nd, 2012|Categories: COMPRESS Videos|Tags: , , |

Multiple Chamber Pressure Vessel Design

Certain industrial processes require pressure vessels to be built with multiple chambers operating under different design conditions.  COMPRESS and INSPECT both support multiple chamber pressure vessel designs.  Benefits of using this feature include: An accurate weight calculation. Assurance that changes made to the chambers are accounted for in the overall [...]

2017-03-16T15:11:19+00:00 July 5th, 2012|Categories: COMPRESS Videos|

5 COMPRESS Time-Saving Tips

Use these 5 tips to save time when designing vessels and exchangers with COMPRESS. Quickly navigate using the shortcut keys: Insert - Insert a component Delete - Delete a component F2 - Nozzle design Ctrl + F3 - Run FEA on nozzles F3 - Generate reports F4 - Edit a component F7 - Set [...]

2017-01-31T10:57:27+00:00 June 6th, 2012|Categories: COMPRESS, Power Users|Tags: |


The Codeware HTRI interface COMPRESS and INSPECT offer a bi-directional interface with HTRI’s Xchanger Suite Xist®. This feature saves time and enhances collaboration between Mechanical and Thermal Designers. The HTRI interface is included at no additional charge with INSPECT and is provided with the COMPRESS Heat Exchanger Option. Xchanger Suite Xist users can [...]

2017-09-18T22:30:26+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Categories: COMPRESS Videos|Tags: , , , |

Vessel Data Charts and Process Loops

The INSPECT project feature allows equipment to be grouped and managed as process loops. This video shows how INSPECT can create custom vessel data charts that summarize a process loop's governing condition monitoring location (CML), remaining life and required inspection date. Having trouble viewing this video? Download video (.mov 19MB) [...]

2016-11-02T11:32:03+00:00 February 15th, 2012|Categories: INSPECT Videos|Tags: , , |

Condition Monitoring Location (CML) Placement

This video explains how to add thickness survey data to an INSPECT (or COMPRESS) model. Placing condition monitoring locations (CML) and transferring thickness measurements from other software is discussed. Having trouble viewing this video? Download video (.mov 34MB)

2016-10-26T14:28:01+00:00 February 15th, 2012|Categories: INSPECT Videos|Tags: , , , |

Introducing INSPECT – API 510 in 3D

Codeware is pleased to introduce INSPECT, software for mechanical integrity analysis of ASME VIII-1 equipment. Unlike other mechanical integrity software, INSPECT performs complete ASME calculations. INSPECT also records thickness surveys, shows condition monitoring locations (CMLs) and generates full reports. Having trouble viewing this video? Download video (.mov 37MB) [...]

2016-10-26T14:28:01+00:00 February 12th, 2012|Categories: INSPECT Videos|Tags: , , |

Openings in Support Skirts

COMPRESS 2011 Builds 7120 and above feature the ability to specify openings in support skirts. Circular sleeves, internal projections and reinforcing pads are considered. For openings on non-sloped skirts, a tilt angle can also be specified. Having trouble viewing this video? Download video (.mov 23MB) [...]

2016-10-26T14:28:01+00:00 August 11th, 2011|Categories: COMPRESS Videos|Tags: |