Pressure Vessel Software For ASME VIIIPaul Daniel2023-12-15T17:06:56-05:00
Smarter Pressure Vessel Software
COMPRESS is an expert system that produces professional level pressure vessel design reports with a single button click. It saves engineering hours while reducing errors and omissions. COMPRESS checks your inputs and makes design recommendations. This makes it the perfect solution for companies that want to bring their design work in-house. COMPRESS automates jobs that less capable solutions require you to do. Tasks such as compiling reports, determining MDMT chart assignments, calculating hillside nozzle intersections and liquid static head determinations are handled for you. Features like solid modeling, drawings, lift lugs, clips, cladding, and fatigue assessments come standard with COMPRESS.
We invite you to review the capabilities featured below and see why COMPRESS has set the standard in pressure vessel software for over 39 years.
The COMPRESS Advanced Reporting feature produces better looking, easier to read design reports
Featured Pressure Vessel Design Capabilities
Simplify the detailing of nozzle attachments with flexible and intuitive nozzle design capabilities.
Finite Element Analysis
The heat exchanger option now includes built-in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for TEMA Flanged and Flued Expansion joints.
Drag-and-drop vacuum rings and quickly see how the external pressure rating changes.
Speed up the process of pressure vessel modeling with Quick Design mode.
Software packages like COMPRESS exist to increase productivity and save Engineering hours.
Perform ASME UHX and TEMA calculations and transfer these designs to your estimating and drafting departments.
Many companies use the alternative rules of Division 2 because of the cost savings, versus Division 1.
MDMT Rules of UCS-66
The rules of UCS-66 guard against vessel failure by brittle fracture, a low probability high consequence event.
External Pressure Design
Simplify the complexity of
UG-28 rules for external pressure of 15psig and greater.
Design both conventional and half pipe jacketed vessels as a standard feature in COMPRESS.
The Vessel Wizard speeds pressure vessel design by creating complete pressure vessel models with minimal input.
Import files from COMPRESS and create user customizable pressure vessel cost estimates in spreadsheet format.
Create optimized Appendix 2/ASME B16.5/16.47 flange designs with minimal time and effort.
Designers can visually confirm good practices such as staggered longitudinal seams.
Lifting & Rigging
Use an accurate weight, the correct center of gravity, and apply the actual section properties.
Modeling + Drawings
The Codeware Interface includes Drafter 3D, a feature that auto-generates 2D pressure vessel drawings.
True SOLIDWORKS Models
Sketches, operations and drawings can be manipulated as if the model had been created manually in SOLIDWORKS.
COMPRESS implements a wide range of related engineering methods, codes and standards.
Save time by reducing the trial and error iterations that would otherwise be required when designing pressure vessels.
Rating (Analysis) Mode
The COMPRESS Rating Mode takes your design and determines the vessel’s MAWP, MAEP and MDMT.
Performing hydrotest stress calculations in the design stage prevents equipment damage during hydrotesting.
COMPRESS saves time by calculating chord openings and governing planes of reinforcement automatically.
Older ASME Codes are retained in all COMPRESS releases so you can always use the latest software.
Automatic Liquid Levels
COMPRESS eliminates the need to manually calculate each vessel component’s liquid static head.
Global External Loads
The Loads Menu allows designers to easily consider global external loads when sizing pressure vessel supports.
Clips and Lugs
Designers can quickly include the mechanical effects of pressure vessel internals and attachments in their designs.
Certain industrial processes require pressure vessels with multiple chambers operating under different design conditions.
Produce more economical Div 1 pressure vessel designs with increased accuracy from the Div 2 design by rule equations.
Manufacturer's Data Reports
Simplify the creation, submission and management of ASME Manufacturer’s Data Reports and NBIC Repair and Alteration Forms.
Support Skirt Openings
Specify piping connections to vertical vessels that require additional piping and openings cut out of the support skirt.
Foundation Loads Summary
Break down the loads for the specified vessel operating conditions including weight, wind, seismic, and vortex shedding.
COMPRESS provides a shipping saddle option based on the industry standard Zick Analysis.
UG-80 and UG-81
COMPRESS automatically provides out-of-roundness tolerances that must be maintained during pressure vessel fabrication.
Every pressure vessel is required by Code to have a nameplate. COMPRESS handles this by including a convenient nameplate option.
Quickly enter fatigue data and make performing VIII-2 or Appendix 46 Fatigue Assessments simple.
WRC 537 Nozzle Loads
Check stresses on nozzles using WRC 107 and WRC 537 stress analysis for spherical and cylindrical shells.
3D Pressure Vessel Design + Drawings
Designing pressure vessels is only part of the job. To complete the whole job, COMPRESS supports cross-departmental workflows:
Efficiently produce pressure vessel and heat exchanger drawings using the bundled Codeware Interface® add-in for SOLIDWORKS® and Inventor®. Solid models generated by the Codeware Interface include Mates and Sheet Metal, advanced features that save time when making design changes.
Quickly create ASME® Section IX welding documents from COMPRESS designs with Shopfloor®.
Generate customizable spreadsheet based cost estimates with the no extra charge COSTER® add-in for Excel®.
We are committed to providing industry-leading service to our clients. We know that you’re not only committing to our pressure vessel 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 pressure vessel software investment by introducing new capabilities and keeping up with ASME VIII changes. With our support service you’ll typically receive two software updates a year. We are committed to providing our valued customers with pressure vessel software that 1) complies with the ASME Code and 2) increases productivity to make your business more profitable.
We have a dedicated support team with deep pressure vessel design 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.”