Quickly Create and Manage Manufacturer’s Data Reports
The COMPRESS Forms feature simplifies the creation, submission and management of ASME Manufacturer’s Data Reports and NBIC Repair and Alteration Forms. It’s not uncommon for vessels to have multiple shell courses, 35 or more nozzles and flanges all of which need to be properly documented. COMPRESS speeds up this error prone task by transferring design information from the COMPRESS model directly to the selected ASME form. Form defaults can be set up so that your company information only needs to be entered once. A convenient forms update check makes the latest form layouts available without having to wait for a general software update as well. Note that the COMPRESS Forms feature does not involve the use of a separate “module” or program like MS Excel as is the case with other software.
ASME and National Board Forms Supported by COMPRESS
- Manufacturer’s Data Report Forms U-1 and U-1A
Manufacturer’s Partial Data Report Forms U-2 and U-2A (ASME rules require that these be attached to a U-1 or U-1A Form)
Manufacturer’s Certificate Of Compliance Form U-3A (for vessels subject to the size and inspection requirements of ASME VIII, U-1(j) to be stamped “UM”)
Manufacturer’s Data Report Supplementary Sheet Form U-4 (typically used for vessels with many nozzles)
Manufacturer’s Data Report Supplementary Sheet Form U-5 for shell-and-tube heat exchangers
Manufacturer’s Data Report Form A-1 (as required by ASME VIII-2)
Manufacturer’s Partial Data Report Form A-2 (as required by ASME VIII-2)
National Board Inspection Code Report of Repair Form R-1
National Board Inspection Code Report of Alteration Form R-2
Send ASME Forms to the National Board Electronically
COMPRESS includes forms management for archiving forms and supporting documentation. In addition, it can transmit your completed forms to the National Board electronically. This saves time and takes advantage of the National Board’s lower electronic filing fees.
How To Create Manufacturer’s Data Reports With COMPRESS
COMPRESS Pressure Vessel Design Highlights
UG-28 rules for external pressure of 15psig and greater.
ProductivityCOMPRESS, Productivity and the Other Guys.
Software packages like COMPRESS exist to increase productivity and save Engineering hours.
Heat Exchanger OptionAdd heat exchanger functionality to COMPRESS.
Heat Exchanger Option
Perform ASME UHX and TEMA calculations and transfers these designs to your estimating and drafting departments.
Division 2 OptionDesign or de-rate Division 2 pressure vessels.
Division 2 Option
Many companies use the alternative rules of Division 2 because of the cost savings, versus Division 1.
MDMT Rules of UCS-66The importance of UCS-66 in preventing vessel brittle fracture failures.
MDMT Rules of UCS-66
The rules of UCS-66 guard against vessel failure by brittle fracture, a low probability high consequence event.
Finite Element AnalysisFEA takes over where WRC-107 leaves off.
Finite Element Analysis
Pressure vessel FEA is more accurate than the methods of WRC-107, WRC-297 or WRC-537.
Vessel WizardSpeed pressure vessel design using minimal input.
The Vessel Wizard speeds pressure vessel design by creating complete pressure vessel models with minimal input.
COSTERGenerate costed bills of materials by creating interactive Excel spreadsheets.
Import files from COMPRESS and create user customizable pressure vessel cost estimates in spreadsheet format.
Flange WizardCreate optimized ASME Appendix 2 flanges.
Create optimized Appendix 2 (custom or body) flange designs with minimal time and effort.
Quick DesignEnhance Productivity with Quick Design Mode.
Enhance productivity by speeding up the process of pressure vessel modeling.
Weld SeamsLocate pressure vessel weld seams.
Designers can visually confirm good practices such as staggered longitudinal seams.
Lifting & RiggingSafely install pressure equipment.
Lifting & Rigging
Use an accurate weight, the correct center of gravity, and apply the actual section properties with the Lifting and Rigging Analysis feature.
Modeling + DrawingsLeverage the power of SOLIDWORKS® and Inventor®.
Modeling + Drawings
The Codeware Interface (CWI) is no extra charge and includes Drafter 3D, a feature that auto-generates 2D pressure vessel drawings.
Related CodesComplementary engineering methods, codes and standards.
COMPRESS implements a wide range of related engineering methods, codes and standards.
Design ModeQuickly size pressure vessel components.
Design Mode saves time by reducing the trial and error iterations that would otherwise be required when designing pressure vessels.
Rating (Analysis) ModeFind a pressure vessel’s MAWP and MDMT.
Rating (Analysis) Mode
The COMPRESS Rating Mode takes your design and determines the vessel’s MAWP, MAEP and MDMT.
HydrotestAvoid damaging equipment during hydrotest.
Performing hydrotest stress calculations in the design stage prevents equipment damage during hydrotesting.
Hillside NozzleHillside, tangential and tilted nozzle design.
COMPRESS saves time by calculating chord openings and governing planes of reinforcement automatically.
ASME EditionsCOMPRESS includes 20+ years of ASME Code Editions.
Older ASME Codes are retained in all COMPRESS releases so you can always use the latest software.
Automatic Liquid LevelsAutomatic Liquid Level feature saves time and reduces errors.
Automatic Liquid Levels
COMPRESS eliminates the need to manually calculate each vessel component’s liquid static head.
Global External LoadsEasily consider global external loads when sizing pressure vessel supports.
Global External Loads
The COMPRESS Loads Menu allows designers to easily consider global external loads when sizing pressure vessel supports.
Clips and LugsQuickly include the mechanical effects of pressure vessel internals and attachments.
Clips and Lugs
Attach menu allows designers to quickly include the mechanical effects of pressure vessel internals and attachments in their designs.
Stacked VesselsCOMPRESS supports multi-chamber, vertically stacked vessel designs.
Certain industrial processes require pressure vessels to be built with multiple chambers operating under different design conditions.
Code Case 2695Use Division 2 rules with Division 1 allowable stresses.
Code Case 2695
CC 2695 produces more economical Division 1 pressure vessel designs due to increased accuracy from the Division 2 design by rule equations.
Manufacturer's ReportsSimplify the creation, submission and management of ASME Manufacturer's Data Reports.
Speed up documented data reports by transferring design information from the COMPRESS model directly to the selected ASME form.