ASME UHX and TEMA Heat Exchanger Mechanical Design

If you need ASME UHX and TEMA mechanical 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

  • Modeling of complete heat exchangers or replacement tube bundles

  • The Codeware Interface for heat exchanger drawing generation

  • The HTRI® interface.  Unlike software that loads tubesheets only, COMPRESS loads the entire heat exchanger.

  • API 660 nozzle loadings
  • Tube bundle removal pulling force analysis

  • ASME UHX calculations with shell bands and elastic-plastic analysis

  • Appendix 5 flanged and flued expansion joints

  • Appendix 26 bellows expansion joints
  • Appendix A tube-to-tubesheet joint calculations

  • Tubesheet layout capability including tube perimeter and un-tubed lane calculations

  • Pass partitions modeled up to eight passes

  • Seamlessly integrated TEMA FEA expansion joint calculations
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The COMPRESS UHX TEMA Heat Exchanger Layout Dialog
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
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® Files 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 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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