COMPRESS – Pressure Vessel Design Software

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COMPRESS – Pressure Vessel Design Software 2018-02-26T07:41:01+00:00

Better Pressure Vessel Designs Faster

COMPRESS quickly produces comprehensive pressure vessel design reports that are accepted by Authorized Inspectors around the world. It also saves engineering hours by performing calculations that other programs do not cover including determining hillside nozzle diameters, hydrotest stresses and liquid static head. Productivity enhancing features like pressure vessel solid modeling, drawings, nozzle copy and paste, vessel material schemes, shipping saddles, lift lugs, clips, cost estimating, FEA and even engineering support are either not available or are extra cost options with others but come standard with COMPRESS. And for 2018, COMPRESS offers even more productivity improvements such as the ability to change formed head types while preserving all head attachments including nozzles.

We invite you to review the highlights below and see why COMPRESS has set the standard in pressure vessel software for over 34 years.

  • COMPRESS pressure vessel design software 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 pressure vessel design programs.
  • COMPRESS calculations include sizing vessel supports for weight, wind and seismic loads
  • COMPRESS pressure vessel design software manages ASME U and R forms
  • Nozzle Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is included at no additional charge
  • 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
  • COMPRESS includes an ASME Appendix 2 Flange Design Wizard that considers external loads and mating flange pairs
  • The CWI turns COMPRESS designs into fabrication drawings using Inventor and is included at no additional cost.
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Pressure Vessel Design Integration

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 Codeware Interface® add-in for SOLIDWORKS® and Inventor®. To save even more time, nozzle Mates have been added to the solid models generated by the Codeware Interface for COMPRESS 2018.
  • Quickly create ASME® Section IX welding documents from COMPRESS designs with Codeware’s latest offering, Shopfloor®.

  • Generate customizable spreadsheet based cost estimates with the no extra charge COSTER® add-in for Excel®.

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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 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 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 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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Recent COMPRESS Time Saving Additions

  • Copy and Paste Nozzles – Nozzles can now be copied and pasted between any components currently displayed in the 3D view, including between components on different vessels.

  • Material Schemes – Material schemes allow many different vessel material of construction defaults to be created and referenced. Several pre-defined material schemes are provided covering the most common cases.

  • API 660 nozzle loadings – Standard nozzle loads can now be automatically applied to nozzles for use in a WRC analysis.

  • Shipping Saddles – Shipping saddles, designed for up to 10 shipment conditions, can now be added to both horizontal and vertical vessels.

  • Help Pane – The Help pane is a dockable window that provides quick, online access to Codeware’s knowledge base, tutorials, new feature links, news and alerts.

  • Drawings – More drawings have been added to the Codeware Interface including tube bundles, channels and support saddles.

  • Connections on forged nozzles – Elbows and other connections can now be added to variable thickness and long weld neck nozzles. These connections may consist of ASME B16.9 elbows, pipe spools or B16.5/16.47 flanges.
  • Change head types and retain attachments –  Formed head attachments such as nozzles are now retained when changing head types.

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