New Release 4.84R4 of Pipe Stress Analysis Software PASS/START-PROF

PASS/START-PROF version 4.84 R4 released! See full Version History

The major changes in this release:

  • Added the new version of ASME B31.5-2019, ASME B31.12-2019 codes;
  • Added ASME B36.19M-2018, latest EN 10216, EN 10217, EN 10253 Pipes and fittings into the Database. Now you can just insert it into your piping system from database;
  • Added the description of PASS/START-PROF COM-Interface for seamless integration with any other software. It allows for side applications on C#, Basic and other programming languages to create, modify and analyze models using PASS/START-PROF and read the analysis results. Any company can create its own plugin for PASS/START-PROF software integration into company’s workflow. It is possible to develop a plugin that will automatically invoke PASS/START-PROF stress analysis from 3D modeling software in background and transfer the analysis results back or generate the reports following the corporate templates, or perform complex analysis series for the thousands of parametric models;
  • Added ability to import the model from Excel Spreadsheet and AutoCAD;
  • Added ability to specify the stiffening rings on the pipe element, that is used for vacuum piping buckling analysis in PASS/START-PROF;
  • And lot of other features and improvements.
  • Added ability to check the angle of any bend. Added ability to see and modify the long-radius bend tangent (R>1000D) for pipelines

Also some major improvements from versions 4.84R2 and 4.84R3:

  • Added ISOPLUS, INPAL (Solice), LOGSTOR. POWERPIPE, +GF+ Urecon Polyurethane Pre-insulated Pipe Jacket Sizes Database for district heating and district cooling network
  • Added export to CAESAR II neutral file (.cii)
  • Added export to PCF (.pcf) file
  • Added buried pipe analysis from the surface live loads using EN 13941 code:
  • Added PE 4710 and PE-RT II material properties into database

Full list of changes can be found in Version History.

The PASS/START-PROF users may download the new version from the download page.

Also updated the full free 30-day trial. Now it is easier to launch the software. Just download the software, run and fill a short registration form. The software will start working immediately.

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Alex Matveev

Alex Matveev is one of the authors of pipe stress analysis codes GOST 32388-2013 Process Piping, and GOST 55596-2013 District Heating Networks. He is also one of the developers of PASS/Start-Prof software, which is developed since 1965 and used in 95% of process, power, district heating, gas and oil transportation design companies in Russia and CIS countries; it is industry standard in that region. He is the head of the PASS/START-PROF pipe stress analysis software development team. Also, He offers technical support and training for users of their software that number already 3000+, developing since 1965, industry standard in several countries for 50+ years, translated into English in 2017, come out from their domestic market, and started sales for the international market since 2018.

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