The DesignCalc software provides a rich array of capabilities to each user, along with an embedded library of industry data and proven methodologies that make ASME BPVC Section VIII pressure vessel design compliance easier than ever before!
Add a finite element analysis to your pressure vessel and piping designs with ease! Simply input your variables and a ready-to-submit ASME compliance report is generated. The best part? All PRG software solutions integrate natively with CEI and Finglow software.
This vessel is calculated using the DesignCalcs pressure vessel code calculation program. This is our favourite program for ASME audits. The printout is concise, easily readable and illustrated. Design Calcs provides the easiest to understand design report of any of the commercial code calculators.
AutoPIPE Vessel is a vessel analysis and design software designed to save engineers and designers time and increase the quality of the design and analysis of pressure vessels by having fully automated workflows, complete global codes, and applied loadings.
With AutoPIPE Vessel, you can evaluate alternatives and provide quality solutions for loading and manufacturing scenarios in just minutes. It provides support for details and drawings as well as installation and operating conditions. Plus, with fatigue analysis, installation and support-in-place design and analysis, pressure testing, automatic drawing production, and cost estimation, you can ensure you are providing a complete design.
AutoPIPE Vessel provides you accurate, cost-effective designs for the safe operation of vessels under various loading conditions such as wind, seismic, wave, motion, vortex shedding, and blast loading and can be used on brownfield or greenfield projects. By enabling the use of material standards and a wide range of design codes including those from many prior years, it improves flexibility for revamping existing vessels. AutoPIPE Vessel helps reduce design time, eliminate rework, and is easy to use so you can get started quickly.
AutoPIPE Vessel is a vessel analysis and design software that enables you to fully automate workflows, complete global codes, and applied loadings. You can save time while increasing the quality of your design and analysis of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, tanks, and air coolers.
Bentley AutoPIPE Vessel provides you accurate, cost-effective designs for the safe operation of vessels under various loading conditions. It allows you to evaluate alternatives and provide quality solutions for loading and manufacturing scenarios in just minutes. AutoPIPE Vessel enables your project team members to collaborate efficiently, reduce the number of iterations and errors, and provide high-quality designs by taking advantage of a unified workflow from data handover to operations and maintenance.
Because of this need, PD 5500 and EN 13445 were developed in order to give designers the ability to manufacture lighter and more efficient vessels. These additional codes provide vital design options that the ASME pressure vessel code lacks.
Years later in May 2002, the first issue of the European Standard EN 13445 Unfired Pressure Vessels was published. This standard was developed to accommodate vessels subject to the European pressure equipment directive.
Lynn Billings, Director of Quality Assurance for Finglow Group, wrote her first software program in 1969. She started her career in 1978 in nuclear engineering at Babcock International in London, designing pressure vessels, power stations and submarines to ASME III. She was responsible for building a team of engineers to write design software to automate the analysis of FE stresses to ASME III.
Pressure vessels are an integral part of many manufacturing facilities and processing plants, enabling the safe storage of pressurized liquids and gases. From industrial boilers to gasoline tankers, pressure vessels operate in a wide array of potentially hazardous environments. However, if not properly designed, constructed and maintained, pressure vessels can be extremely dangerous.
Historically, numerous fatal accidents have occurred due to flawed pressure vessels. As such, pressure vessel design, manufacturing and operation are regulated by engineering authorities like ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). Industry standards outline critical design parameters such as maximum safe operating pressure, temperature, safety factor, corrosion allowance, and failure modes.
The earliest documented design specifications for pressure vessels date back to 1495 in the book Codex Madrid I, by none other than Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci, which theorized the use of containers carrying pressurized air to lift weights underwater.
Such disasters provoked the development of the first standard pressure vessel code in 1911, which was ultimately published in 1915. This standard, known as Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), was later incorporated into the laws of most U.S. states and territories and Canadian provinces. Today, BPVC is widely utilized all over the globe to design safe pressure vessels for a wide range of industrial applications. The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code has mandated the use of standard design codes and procedure for developing pressure vessels exceeding the pressure value of 15 PSI.
Although it is possible to construct a pressure vessel of any shape and size, sections of cylinder, sphere and cone are usually preferred. A more common pressure vessel design consists of a cylinder closed with end caps, known as heads, that are usually hemispherical.
Spherical pressure vessel design is typically stronger than a cylindrical shape with the same wall thickness. However, spherical pressure vessels are difficult and costly to manufacture, which makes cylindrical shape pressure vessels with semi-elliptical heads preferred in many cases.
Modern pressure vessels include safety features such as relief valves to relieve excessive pressure from the container and ensure safe operation. And most pressure vessels today are designed with a leak-before-burst feature, which enables the vessel to relieve pressure by leaking the contained fluid, rather than by means of an immediate and potentially explosive fracture.
Most pressure vessels employed in industries today are designed according to the ASME BPVC Section VIII, which consists of standard codes and rules that a manufacturer is required to follow. More than 60 nations generally recognize and apply the BPVC for pressure vessel design. BPVC Section VIII is specifically meant to guide mechanical engineers in designing, constructing and maintaining PVs operating at either internal or external pressure exceeding 15 PSIG.
Once the preliminary data is obtained, the pressure vessel design can be initiated following the standard procedures outlines in BPVC Section VIII. This section is further subdivided into subsections and appendices, guiding the engineer to determine general design requirements, fabrication requirements and material requirements to effectively size the pressure vessel.
ASME Section VIII in itself consists of three divisions, where Division 1 is focused on a design-by-rule approach and Division 2 on design-by-analysis approach. Division 3 is meant for designing pressure vessels that require internal or external operating at a pressure above 10,000 PSI.
With each new edition, the codes are refined to help pressure vessel manufacturers comply with the applicable regulations and gain operational, cost and safety benefits. In the future, the codes are likely to be developed considering advances in technologies and the use of advanced materials. For example, future codes will include detailed recommendations in stress analysis methods, component modeling, and result validation.
In recent years, there has been a significant move towards utilizing design by analysis approach for pressure vessel design, due to the ability to consider higher allowable stresses and get more real, economic and reliable results. The recent development in computational technologies has further permitted engineers to develop cost-effective pressure vessels using the design-by-analysis approach.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) enables pressure vessel designers to study stresses over the entire geometry and optimize material usage. Further, FEA is a tool that helps design engineers to size pressure vessels at much reduced cost and time.
1. Bachelor degree or above in process control, machinery and related majors. 2. At least 6 years of experience in the same-industry quality inspection and management of pressure vessels. 3. Fluent in reading and written English and good at oral communication. 4. Be familiar with the actual operation specifications of the quality inspection and production process and be able to independently establish a sound quality control system. 5. Good quality analysis, judgment and problem solving skills; clear thinking, sharp response and comprehensive and meticulous analysis and consideration.
With piping and skid packages as a main product, BWFS Industries LLC has trained staff that can provide 3D drawings utilizing ProE Wildfire software. As one of the most recognized 3D packages in the industry, ProE provides extensive capability to our clients. ProE can provide 3D images for visualization that aids in designing an advanced layout and design. ProE also provides an excellent 3D modeling platform for finite stress analysis. AutoCad is the industry standard in drafting. BWFS Industries LLC has capable staff that can provide drawings for vessels, piping systems, and structural items. We rely on AutoCad for most of our fabrication work. Our 5-Axis plasma plate burning equipment is integrated into our engineering department where parts are designed using the precision of AutoCad, transformed into machine language, and nested utilizing the latest MTC software ProNest. Parts are then plasma cut and etched, and given to our fabrication shop for assembly. 2b1af7f3a8