Add Heat Exchanger Functionality to COMPRESS

The COMPRESS heat exchanger option performs ASME UHX and TEMA calculations and transfers these designs to your estimating and drafting departments. Up to eight design\hydrotest conditions can be investigated for fixed, U-Tube (including kettle) and floating tubesheet style exchangers. Both horizontal and vertical heat exchangers can be modeled. Features include:

  • ASME UHX and TEMA tubesheet design calculations and reports

  • ASME shell bands
  • TEMA 9th Edition FEA expansion joint calculations
  • UHX elastic-plastic analysis (if required)
  • Flanged and flued expansion joints
  • Automatic baffle placement
  • Tube-to-tubesheet joint calculations
  • Tube bundle layout capability

  • Pass partitions modeled up to eight (8) passes

  • Preferences-based automatic Appendix 2 (custom) flange detailing

  • Appendix 26 bellows expansion joints
  • Read/write interface with the HTRI Xchanger Suite Xist®.

The COMPRESS Heat Exchanger Option includes expansion joint FEA as required by the TEMA 9th Edition.
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An ASME Compliant SOLIDWORKS Heat Exchanger Solid Model Imported From COMPRESS

Produce Heat Exchanger Drawings

The Codeware Interface® (CWI) is an add-in for Autodesk® Inventor® and SOLIDWORKS® that is included with each license of COMPRESS. It transfers pressure vessels and heat exchangers created in COMPRESS to Inventor or SOLIDWORKS and manages the associated equipment data through iProperties (Inventor) or custom properties (SOLIDWORKS). The CWI also supports advanced smart solid modeling techniques including the use of Assembly Representations (Inventor), Assembly Configurations (SOLIDWORKS), “features” and “sketches”.

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  • 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, more efficiently 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 pushbutton” feature that automatically produces to-scale 2D drawings.

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Drafter 3D creates drawings from COMPRESS designs and is included with the CWI at no additional cost.
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Create 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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Import HTRI® Files Into COMPRESS

The COMPRESS heat exchanger option includes a read/write native file interface with the HTRI Xchanger Suite Xist®. This enhances collaboration between Mechanical and Thermal Designers. The Codeware HTRI® interface imports the thermal design and scans it for mechanical interferences and other practical manufacturing considerations. The Codeware HTRI interface is bi-directional so the effect of mechanical changes on the thermal rating can be determined from within COMPRESS directly. Unlike competing software, COMPRESS does not use the obsolete (no longer supported) HTRI .dbo text file format but is achieved by Codeware’s implementation of HTRI’s native API.

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COMPRESS can import and export HTRI® native files

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