Pressure vessel Quick Design is a new feature for 2019 that speeds up the process of pressure vessel modeling. It leverages the power of the COMPRESS graphical user interface and extends other recent time saving innovations to reduce data entry to an absolute minimum. The workflow is described in the video tutorial on the right and can be summarized as follows:
Create a new document and open the Specification Sheet Data pane. This dialog allows you to set design data for the entire vessel before creating any components.
From within the Specification Sheet Data pane, select a material scheme to use. This user definable list allows you to specify which preset group of materials to use when creating components.
Set your design conditions, activate Quick Design mode and then drag and drop components into place using you mouse.
Simplify the detailing of nozzle attachments with flexible and intuitive nozzle design capabilities.
Speed up the process of pressure vessel modeling.
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.