Design and Cost Vertical Heat Exchangers With COMPRESS

Designing Vertical Heat Exchangers With COMPRESS Is designing and estimating heat exchangers consuming a lot of your time?  COMPRESS makes it easy to design and cost heat exchangers by including: A bi-directional interface that imports and exports your HTRI files COSTER for consistent and accurate quotations Consideration of  API 660 [...]

Design and Cost Vertical Heat Exchangers With COMPRESS2021-09-07T10:31:05-04:00

COMPRESS, Shopfloor and INSPECT 2019

December 13, 2018 - We are pleased to announce that updates to our software suite are now available. Exciting new capabilities for 2019 include: COMPRESS - Pressure Vessel Design Air-cooled heat exchangers per Appendix 13 & API 661 ASME PCC-1 flange assembly bolt stress A productivity enhancing [...]

COMPRESS, Shopfloor and INSPECT 20192018-12-21T10:32:13-05:00


The impact test exemption rules of UCS-66 are some of the most important and yet most misunderstood provisions of the ASME Code. Because of its importance in determining safe vessel operation, MDMT is one of just a few critical parameters stamped onto vessel nameplates.  To address these complex rules COMPRESS automatically: [...]

COMPRESS & UCS-662018-09-28T14:26:11-04:00

The Benefits of Specifying ASME Division 2 Class 1

Welcome to the second installment of our 2 part series on the advantages of using Division 2 Class 1. In our last Division 2 post, we did a brief comparison of Class 1 and Division 1. In this video, we use a real world vessel example to illustrate the savings possible with Class 1. If [...]

The Benefits of Specifying ASME Division 2 Class 12021-05-24T17:37:45-04:00

ASME VIII-2 (Division 2) Class 1 Vessels

New in ASME VIII-2: Class 1 Vessels The recently introduced ASME VIII-2 Class 1 designation provides a way to specify and build vessels that are more economical than those produced using traditional Division 1 rules. Advantages of Class 1 over Division 1 include: Modern, more accurate design equations Higher allowable [...]

ASME VIII-2 (Division 2) Class 1 Vessels2021-05-25T10:45:27-04:00

ASME UG-44 – External Loads on Flanges

External Flange Loads and ASME UG-44 Do you need a way to combine pressure and external loads when designing pressure vessel flanges?  With the release of the 2019 Edition of the ASME Code, Code Case 2901 has been moved into UG-44, a mandatory Code paragraph.  Applying this recent Code change in COMPRESS helps [...]

ASME UG-44 – External Loads on Flanges2021-05-26T13:14:47-04:00

COMPRESS, Productivity and the Other Guys

Let's face it - software packages like COMPRESS exist to increase productivity and save valuable Engineering hours.  There are many complex items involved when selecting a pressure vessel design software so the purpose here is to break it down into a more manageable task.  In our estimation, there are two general areas to consider.  [...]

COMPRESS, Productivity and the Other Guys2021-08-13T08:58:31-04:00

Codeware Interface – Pressure Vessel Solid Modeling

A pillar of Codeware’s success has been providing our clients with what they need to succeed. For years, we have asked our clients “where are the bottlenecks in your company”. What we learned is that as companies began running leaner, fabrication was unable to keep pace with the rate of design [...]

Codeware Interface – Pressure Vessel Solid Modeling2021-05-24T17:04:22-04:00

COMPRESS 7710 Productivity Enhancements

COMPRESS 7710 New Features Include: Copy and Paste Nozzles Nozzles can now be copied and pasted between any components currently displayed in the 3D view, including between components on different vessels. To access this time saving new COMPRESS 7710 feature, select a nozzle from the Component Tree, activate the Copy Selected button, [...]

COMPRESS 7710 Productivity Enhancements2017-09-14T12:24:56-04:00
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