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ASME UHX and TEMA Heat Exchanger Design

If you need ASME UHX and TEMA heat exchanger design calculations, drawings, and reports then the COMPRESS heat exchanger option is for you. Up to eight design conditions can be investigated for fixed, u-tube, kettle, and floating tubesheet style exchangers. Both horizontal and vertical heat exchangers can be modeled. Highlights include:

  • ASME UHX and TEMA tubesheet thickness calculations and reports.

  • A Division 2 option that supports ASME VIII-2 and Appendix 46 heat exchanger designs.

  • Automatic heat exchanger drawing generation.

  • The Codeware to HTRI® interface.  Competing software imports only a small part of the HTRI design file.  COMPRESS imports the entire HTRI heat exchanger.

  • Modeling of complete heat exchangers or replacement tube bundles.
  • Seamlessly integrated TEMA FEA expansion joint calculations.

  • The Coster utility for heat exchanger cost estimates.

  • Support for the TEMA 10th Edition.

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The COMPRESS Heat Exchanger Option includes expansion joint FEA, ASME UHX and the TEMA 9th Edition
COMPRESS can handle both horizontal and vertical heat exchangers

Leverage Your Existing Platform with the COMPRESS Heat Exchanger Add-On

COMPRESS includes the Codeware Interface which automatically generates tube bundle and other detail drawings

Produce Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Drawings

Are you looking for a way to quickly create heat exchanger drawings? The Codeware Interface® (CWI) is a no extra cost add-in for Inventor® and SOLIDWORKS® that produces vessel and exchanger drawings automatically. It loads COMPRESS designs into Inventor and SOLIDWORKS, creates solid models and simplifies the management of equipment details. The CWI also supports advanced smart solid modeling techniques including nozzle Mates as well as Assembly Representations (Inventor), Assembly Configurations (SOLIDWORKS), “features” and “sketches”.

Drawing Creation With COMPRESS
  • Shell roll-outs with nozzle openings, nozzle schedules, nozzle detail drawings, nozzle cut lists, U-tube bend schedules, bills of materials and more are created faster and with fewer mistakes.

  • Solid models include tube bundle assemblies with tubesheets, baffle plates, tie rods and spacer tubes.
  • The CWI includes Drafter 3D, a “one push button” feature that automatically produces to-scale drawings.
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The automated channels drawing has available dimensions that include Angle, Height/Width, Length and ordinate.
COMPRESS can import and export TEMA and ASME UHX shell and tube heat exchangers from HTRI

Import HTRI® Heat Exchanger Designs Into COMPRESS

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.

COMPRESS loads the complete HTRI heat exchanger including nozzles, shells, heads, and flanges. This is a huge time saver when compared to competitors that can’t read HTRI files or are limited to loading HTRI tubesheets only.

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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.

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Featured Pressure Vessel Design Capabilities

Nozzles Nozzles in COMPRESS Nozzles Simplify the detailing of nozzle attachments with flexible and intuitive nozzle design capabilities. Quick Design Quick Design Speed up the process of pressure vessel modeling. Pressure vessel quick design mode in COMPRESS Productivity Productivity Software packages like COMPRESS exist to increase productivity and save Engineering hours. Software packages like COMPRESS exist to increase productivity and save engineering hours Heat Exchanger Heat Exchanger Perform ASME UHX and TEMA calculations and transfers these designs to your estimating and drafting departments. Heat Exchanger design in COMPRESS Div 2 Division II Many companies use the alternative rules of Division 2 because of the cost savings, versus Division 1. Division 2 Class 1 and 2 in COMPRESS MDMT MDMT Rules of UCS-66 The rules of UCS-66 guard against vessel failure by brittle fracture, a low probability high consequence event. Minimum Design Metal Temperature (MDMT) in INSPECT FEA FEA Pressure vessel FEA is more accurate than the methods of WRC-107, WRC-297 or WRC-537. FEA nozzle fatigue analysis in COMPRESS Jacketed Vessels Jacketed Vessels Design both conventional and half pipe jacketed vessels as a standard feature in COMPRESS. Jacketed Vessels in COMPRESS - Type 1 and 2 Vessel Wizard Vessel Wizard The Vessel Wizard speeds pressure vessel design by creating complete pressure vessel models with minimal input. COMPRESS vessel wizard Coster COSTER Import files from COMPRESS and create user customizable pressure vessel cost estimates in spreadsheet format. Generate pressure vessel cost estimates in Excel spreadhseets Flange Flange Wizard Create optimized Appendix 2 (custom or body) flange designs with minimal time and effort. 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In Design Mode, select thicknesses, sizes and ratings to meed code requirements Rating Mode Rating (Analysis) Mode The COMPRESS Rating Mode takes your design and determines the vessel’s MAWP, MAEP and MDMT. Calculate MAWP and minimum thickness in rating input mode Hydrotest Hydrotest Performing hydrotest stress calculations in the design stage prevents equipment damage during hydrotesting. Hydrostatic Test Stress Calculations Hillside Hillside Nozzle COMPRESS saves time by calculating chord openings and governing planes of reinforcement automatically. Hillside Nozzle ASME Codes ASME Editions Older ASME Codes are retained in all COMPRESS releases so you can always use the latest software. 2019 ASME Code edition in COMPRESS NLL Automatic Liquid Levels COMPRESS eliminates the need to manually calculate each vessel component’s liquid static head. COMPRESS automatic liquid level feature saves time and reduces errors Loads Global External Loads The Loads Menu allows designers to easily consider global external loads when sizing pressure vessel supports. Global external loads on pressure vessel supports in COMPRESS Clips and Lugs Clips and Lugs Designers can quickly include the mechanical effects of pressure vessel internals and attachments in their designs. Pressure vessel attachments in COMPRESS include platforms, ladders, insulation, piping, clips, and lugs Stacked Stacked Vessels Certain industrial processes require pressure vessels with multiple chambers operating under different design conditions. Multiple pressure chamber stacked vessel design in COMPRESS CC 2695 Appendix 46 Produce more economical Div 1 pressure vessel designs with increased accuracy from the Div 2 design by rule equations. Code Case 2695, now known as ASME VIII Appendix 46 Data Reports Manufacturer's Data Reports Simplify the creation, submission and management of ASME Manufacturer’s Data Reports and NBIC Repair and Alteration Forms. Forms Default Settings in COMPRESS Skirt Openings Support Skirt Openings Specify piping connections to vertical vessels that require additional piping and openings cut out of the support skirt. Skirt Opening in COMPRESS Foundation Loads Foundation Loads Summary Break down the loads for the specified vessel operating conditions including weight, wind, seismic, and vortex shedding. Help pressure vessel designers provide loadings to their civil and structural engineering team members using Pressure Vessel Foundation Loads Summaries in COMPRESS Shipping Shipping Saddles Shipping Saddles in COMPRESS COMPRESS provides a shipping saddle option based on the industry standard Zick Analysis. UG 80 and 81 UG-80 and UG-81 COMPRESS automatically provides out-of-roundness tolerances that must be maintained during pressure vessel fabrication. API 579-1 Part 8 Out of Roundness
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