Better Designs Faster

COMPRESS accelerates your productivity by managing the complex design rules of the ASME Code. Avoid errors and omissions. Easily incorporate Code Interpretations, Code Cases, Building Codes, impact test requirements, good engineering practices and customer specifications into your pressure vessel and heat exchanger designs. Once done, export 3D solid models of your equipment to the drafting or plant layout package of your choice.

COMPRESS also includes many features that competing products charge extra for. Design of equipment supports, solid model generation, drawings, cost estimating, pressure vessel FEA and even technical support are either not available or optional with others but come standard with COMPRESS. We invite you to review the highlights below and see why COMPRESS has set the standard in pressure vessel design for over 30 years.

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  • COMPRESS calculations include sizing vessel supports for weight, wind and seismic loads
  • The COMPRESS heat exchanger option covers kettle type (u-tube) designs including consideration of the eccentric cone
  • Vessel supports are included at no additional charge
  • Nozzle Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is included at no additional charge
  • The COMPRESS Appendix 2 Flange design includes a Flange Wizard and considers external loads and mating flange pairs
  • COMPRESS manages ASME U and R forms
  • COMPRESS includes a Long Seam Wizard to quickly place longitudinal shell seams
  • The 3D solid model view of a desalter in COMPRESS. From here you can check for interferences and export the solid model to other programs.
  • The CWI imports COMPRESS designs into Inventor and is included at no additional cost.

COMPRESS Highlights

A COMPRESS designed, ASME compliant pressure vessel exported to Inventor

Integrate With Other Departments

Designing pressure vessels is only part of the job. To complete the whole job, COMPRESS supports cross-departmental workflows:

  • Export your equipment designs to solid modeling and plant layout programs using the built-in Codeware Interface for SOLIDWORKS and Inventor.

  • Create customizable cost estimates using the no extra charge COSTER® add-in for Excel®.

  • Coming Q1 2017 – Shopfloor® lets Welding Engineers and QC departments create ASME Section IX documentation from COMPRESS designs.

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Supporting You is Our #1 Priority

  • We are committed to providing industry-leading service to our clients.  We know that you’re not only committing to our software as it is today but trusting that we’ll provide what you need in the future.
  • You can rely on us to preserve your software investment by introducing new capabilities and keeping up with ASME Code changes.  With our support service you’ll typically receive two software updates a year.
  • We have a dedicated support team with deep expertise ready to help you.  Our support team includes Mechanical Engineers, IT Technical Support Analysts and Account Managers.
“In our 20 plus years of using COMPRESS including the design, quotation and fabrication of in excess of 10,000 pressure vessels, we have come to rely on the accuracy and dependability we get each and every time.”
Director of Operations, Mountaineer Fabricators
“We have been using COMPRESS since its inception. Les Bildy has developed a first rate product.
We have found it very user friendly, and can’t imagine our company succeeding
without it.”
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What’s New in COMPRESS 2017

  • Appendix 9 Type 1 and 2 Jacketed vessels with nozzle penetrations and closure bars

  • Enhanced user interface featuring Specification Sheet Data and Component Tree List panes to speed global design parameter entry

  • Drafter 3D added to the Codeware Interface
  • Expanded COSTER Utility

  • More pressure vessel FEA is now available including FEA of clips, lugs, support saddles and structural attachments

  • The National Building Code of Canada 2015 wind and seismic calculations

  • Improved heat exchanger tube bundle layout now includes tie rods, spacer tubes and impingement rods

  • UW-16.1 sketch (k) intermediate type nozzles have been added

  • Nozzle external corrosion allowance can now be specified

  • Re-arranged nozzle inputs for streamlined data entry

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