ASME UHX and TEMA Heat Exchanger Design
If you need ASME UHX or 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 10th Edition calculations and reports.
A Division 2 option that supports ASME VIII-2 and Appendix 46 heat exchanger designs.
Automatic heat exchanger drawing generation.
- Modeling of complete heat exchangers or replacement tube bundles.
The Coster utility for heat exchanger cost estimates.
An Interactive 3D Floating Tubesheet Heat Exchanger Designed to UHX in COMPRESS
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 UHX 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”, “sheet metal”, and “sketches”.
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.
Featured Pressure Vessel Design Capabilities
UG-28 rules for external pressure of 15psig and greater.
ProductivityCOMPRESS, Productivity and the Other Guys.
Software packages like COMPRESS exist to increase productivity and save Engineering hours.
Heat Exchanger OptionAdd heat exchanger functionality to COMPRESS.
Heat Exchanger Option
Perform ASME UHX and TEMA calculations and transfers these designs to your estimating and drafting departments.
Division 2 OptionDesign or de-rate Division 2 pressure vessels.
Division 2 Option
Many companies use the alternative rules of Division 2 because of the cost savings, versus Division 1.
MDMT Rules of UCS-66The importance of UCS-66 in preventing vessel brittle fracture failures.
MDMT Rules of UCS-66
The rules of UCS-66 guard against vessel failure by brittle fracture, a low probability high consequence event.
Finite Element AnalysisFEA takes over where WRC-107 leaves off.
Finite Element Analysis
Pressure vessel FEA is more accurate than the methods of WRC-107, WRC-297 or WRC-537.
Vessel WizardSpeed pressure vessel design using minimal input.
The Vessel Wizard speeds pressure vessel design by creating complete pressure vessel models with minimal input.
COSTERGenerate costed bills of materials by creating interactive Excel spreadsheets.
Import files from COMPRESS and create user customizable pressure vessel cost estimates in spreadsheet format.
Flange WizardCreate optimized ASME Appendix 2 flanges.
Create optimized Appendix 2 (custom or body) flange designs with minimal time and effort.
Quick DesignEnhance Productivity with Quick Design Mode.
Enhance productivity by speeding up the process of pressure vessel modeling.
Weld SeamsLocate pressure vessel weld seams.
Designers can visually confirm good practices such as staggered longitudinal seams.
Lifting & RiggingSafely install pressure equipment.
Lifting & Rigging
Use an accurate weight, the correct center of gravity, and apply the actual section properties with the Lifting and Rigging Analysis feature.
Modeling + DrawingsLeverage the power of SOLIDWORKS® and Inventor®.
Modeling + Drawings
The Codeware Interface (CWI) is no extra charge and includes Drafter 3D, a feature that auto-generates 2D pressure vessel drawings.
Related CodesComplementary engineering methods, codes and standards.
COMPRESS implements a wide range of related engineering methods, codes and standards.
Design ModeQuickly size pressure vessel components.
Design Mode saves time by reducing the trial and error iterations that would otherwise be required when designing pressure vessels.
Rating (Analysis) ModeFind a pressure vessel’s MAWP and MDMT.
Rating (Analysis) Mode
The COMPRESS Rating Mode takes your design and determines the vessel’s MAWP, MAEP and MDMT.
HydrotestAvoid damaging equipment during hydrotest.
Performing hydrotest stress calculations in the design stage prevents equipment damage during hydrotesting.
Hillside NozzleHillside, tangential and tilted nozzle design.
COMPRESS saves time by calculating chord openings and governing planes of reinforcement automatically.
ASME EditionsCOMPRESS includes 20+ years of ASME Code Editions.
Older ASME Codes are retained in all COMPRESS releases so you can always use the latest software.
Automatic Liquid LevelsAutomatic Liquid Level feature saves time and reduces errors.
Automatic Liquid Levels
COMPRESS eliminates the need to manually calculate each vessel component’s liquid static head.
Global External LoadsEasily consider global external loads when sizing pressure vessel supports.
Global External Loads
The COMPRESS Loads Menu allows designers to easily consider global external loads when sizing pressure vessel supports.
Clips and LugsQuickly include the mechanical effects of pressure vessel internals and attachments.
Clips and Lugs
Attach menu allows designers to quickly include the mechanical effects of pressure vessel internals and attachments in their designs.
Stacked VesselsCOMPRESS supports multi-chamber, vertically stacked vessel designs.
Certain industrial processes require pressure vessels to be built with multiple chambers operating under different design conditions.
Code Case 2695Use Division 2 rules with Division 1 allowable stresses.
Code Case 2695
CC 2695 produces more economical Division 1 pressure vessel designs due to increased accuracy from the Division 2 design by rule equations.
Manufacturer's ReportsSimplify the creation, submission and management of ASME Manufacturer's Data Reports.
Speed up documented data reports by transferring design information from the COMPRESS model directly to the selected ASME form.