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COMPRESS 2017 Release

Create Better Designs Faster With COMPRESS 2017 you can: Design Jacketed Vessels with nozzle penetrations and closure bars. Perform NBC 2015 wind and seismic calculations. Include tie rods and spacer tubes in your heat exchanger tube bundle layouts. For more details on the new features in COMPRESS 2017, [...]

COMPRESS 2017 Release2018-08-30T09:57:29+00:00

Design for Piping Loads With COMPRESS

Vessel and exchanger specifications such as API-660 routinely require that minimum assumed piping loads on nozzles be considered. COMPRESS covers this by including both WRC-107/537 and FEA analysis at no additional charge. With COMPRESS you can quickly transfer your WRC-107/537 nozzle loads to our built-in FEA engine within one dialog. COMPRESS produces professional PDF [...]

Design for Piping Loads With COMPRESS2017-03-16T15:47:13+00:00

Simplify Vessel Cost Estimating with COSTER

Vessel Cost Estimating Simplified Do you need to easily pull a bill of materials (BOM) from your vessel or exchanger designs for cost estimating? COMPRESS® can now export a BOM for vessels and exchangers to Excel®. This was specifically designed to help fabricators like you easily generate accurate cost estimates. Design your [...]

Simplify Vessel Cost Estimating with COSTER2017-03-30T16:16:02+00:00

All Material is Created the Same…Right?

Carbon Steel Materials and Unexpected Brittle Fracture It’s been a while since I posted anything so I thought I would touch on an issue that recently came to my attention. Today’s blog entry deals with certain carbon steel materials and unexpected brittle fracture. We all know all materials are not created exactly the same. There [...]

All Material is Created the Same…Right?2017-03-30T15:53:00+00:00

Solid Modeling is More Than a Pretty Picture

Clients often ask us “why should my company adopt solid modeling?” and “what are the advantages over my current method?”. In this article I hope to shed some light on these questions and also provide my overall impression of where I think the industry is going and why. In my experience, solid models help in the following areas: [...]

Solid Modeling is More Than a Pretty Picture2017-03-16T13:54:36+00:00

Building Codes and ASME VIII-1 (UG-22)

Compliance With ASME VIII-1, Paragraph UG-22 Internal and external design pressures are not the only criteria used when designing pressure vessels. ASME VIII-1, paragraph UG-22, requires that all external loads acting on the pressure vessel be taken into account as well. These include forces and moments that arise from attached piping and equipment, the [...]

Building Codes and ASME VIII-1 (UG-22)2018-04-11T12:13:00+00:00

Rating Input Mode

Enter Component Thickness in Rating Input Mode Rating input mode in COMPRESS calculates the MAWP and minimum thickness while allowing you to input your existing geometry. Inputs are re-evaluated during the modeling process and updated as necessary to reflect applicable Code dependencies. In selected circumstances warnings and good engineering practice reminders are presented. [...]

Rating Input Mode2017-05-04T10:26:51+00:00

Design Input Mode

COMPRESS eliminates the time-consuming, manual iteration required by other software. In design mode COMPRESS selects sizes, thicknesses and ratings to meet Code requirements. Inputs are re-evaluated during the modeling process and updated as necessary to reflect applicable Code dependencies. In selected circumstances warnings and good engineering practice reminders are presented. Read About Rating Mode [...]

Design Input Mode2017-02-09T09:36:21+00:00