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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. [...]

2017-05-04T10:26:51+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Categories: COMPRESS|Tags: , |

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 [...]

2017-02-09T09:36:21+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Categories: COMPRESS|Tags: , |

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: |

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 [...]

2016-11-21T16:21:51+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|Categories: COMPRESS, Power Users|Tags: |

Multiple Addenda

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

2016-10-26T14:28:05+00:00 August 18th, 2010|Categories: COMPRESS|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

2017-12-13T14:59:18+00:00 August 18th, 2010|Categories: COMPRESS, Power Users|Tags: |

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 [...]

2017-03-16T15:43:51+00:00 July 28th, 2010|Categories: COMPRESS, Power Users|Tags: , |

Automate ASME/NBIC Forms Preparation

Filling out and managing ASME and National Board registration forms is a time consuming, error prone task. With the COMPRESS Forms Tool you can: Create ASME U and A Forms with data pulled directly from your COMPRESS file. This eliminates redundant data entry and reduces transcription errors. Create NBIC repair and alteration R Forms [...]

2016-10-26T14:28:05+00:00 March 3rd, 2010|Categories: COMPRESS|Tags: , , |

ASME Forms Preparation

Automate ASME/NBIC Forms Preparation Filling out and managing ASME and National Board registration forms is a time consuming, error prone task. With the COMPRESS Forms Tool you can: Create ASME U and A Forms with data pulled directly from your COMPRESS file. This eliminates redundant data entry and reduces transcription errors. Create NBIC repair and [...]

2017-01-31T11:03:34+00:00 March 3rd, 2010|Categories: COMPRESS, Power Users|Tags: , , |