Codeware/ASME UHX and TEMA Heat Exchanger Software
ASME UHX and TEMA Heat Exchanger Software Paul Daniel
ASME UHX and TEMA Heat Exchanger Mechanical Design
The heat exchanger software option adds ASME UHX and TEMA shell and tube mechanical design calculations, drawings and reports to COMPRESS. Up to eight design\hydrotest conditions can be investigated for fixed, u-tube, kettle and floating tubesheet style exchangers. Both horizontal and vertical heat exchangers can be modeled. Features include:
ASME UHX and TEMA tubesheet thickness calculations and reports
The Codeware Interface for automatic heat exchanger drawing generation
API 660 nozzle loadings and bundle pulling force analysis
The Codeware Interface® (CWI) is a no extra cost add-in that imports COMPRESS designs into Inventor® and SOLIDWORKS®. It manages the imported equipment data and produces pressure vessel and heat exchanger drawings automatically. The CWI also supports advanced smart solid modeling techniques including the use of Assembly Representations (Inventor), Assembly Configurations (SOLIDWORKS), “features” and “sketches”.
The COMPRESS heat exchanger option includes a read/write interface with HTRI’s Xchanger Suite Xist®. This saves time and enhances collaboration between Mechanical and Thermal Designers. The Codeware HTRI interface imports HTRI thermal designs and checks them for mechanical interferences and ASME Code compliance. It is also bi-directional so the effect of mechanical changes on the thermal rating can be determined from within COMPRESS directly. To accomplish this, COMPRESS uses HTRI’s native API not the obsolete (no longer supported) HTRI .dbo text file format.
Create ASME UHX and TEMA Heat Exchanger Cost Estimates
The COSTER Excel add-in imports COMPRESS designs and creates customizable cost estimates in spreadsheet format. COSTER organizes equipment into purchased and fabricated components and groups identical pieces into convenient lists. It estimates labor using a cost factor system that can be adjusted to suit your shop practices. COSTER is included with the purchase of COMPRESS.