Smarter Pressure Vessel Designing

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 wanting to save time and money by bringing their design work in-house. It 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, material schemes, shipping saddles, lift lugs, clips, FEA and estimating come standard with COMPRESS. And for COMPRESS 2019, we’ve added a vessel Quick Design mode that increases your productivity even more.

We invite you to review the highlights below and see why COMPRESS has set the standard in pressure vessel software for over 35 years.

  • COMPRESS pressure vessel software can design various support configurations including braced legs
  • The 3D solid model view of a desalter in COMPRESS. From here you can check for interferences and export the solid model to other CAD programs.
  • COMPRESS pressure vessel design software manages ASME U and R forms
  • The COMPRESS heat exchanger option covers kettle type (u-tube) designs including consideration of the eccentric cone

Featured Pressure Vessel Design Capabilities

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Pressure Vessel Software 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 bundled Codeware Interface® add-in for SOLIDWORKS® and Inventor®. Solid models generated by the Codeware Interface include nozzle Mates, an advanced feature that saves time when making design changes.

  • 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 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.”
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.”
Best in class engineering support for COMPRESS ASME VIII pressure vessel software is included.
Keeping Your Pressure Vessel Software Current With The ASME Code

Recent COMPRESS Time Saving Additions

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  • Additional nozzle coupling types

  • Slotted saddle anchor bolt holes

  • An improved heat exchanger entry dialog

  • ASME PCC-1 – Analysis of flange assemblies per ASME PCC-1, Appendix O is now available.  The PCC-1 joint approach ensures sufficient gasket stress to seal the joint while preventing damage to the gasket, bolts or flange.

  • Appendix 13 – Air cooled heat exchanger design per Appendix 13 and API 661 is now available.

  • Quick Design – Quick Design is a new feature that streamlines the vessel design process and reduces data entry to an absolute minimum.

  • ASME B16.11 – Set in and set on couplings can now be specified with socket-welding end connections.

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