Professional Pipe Stress Analysis Software PASS/START-PROF Version 4.84 Released

PSRE Co. is pleased to announce launch of a new version of PASS/START-PROF, modern professional pipe stress analysis software.

4.84 version rises PASS/START-PROF to a new level and makes the software applicable for every piping engineer and designer worldwide. The new release contains a lot of new features for Process and Piping Systems; Oil & Gas Gathering, Upstream and Midstream Pipelines, and for District Heating Industry.

Here you can download the presentation of the new version features in PDF format: English Version (.pdf), Spanish Version (.pdf)

For new customers we recommend to try the 30-day full functional trial version

The most important features of PASS/START-PROF 4.84 are:

Extended integration capabilities: the new version provides integration of PASS/START-PROF with the most popular CAD solutions, such as AVEVA E3D, AVEVA Marine and Autodesk Revit. This feature will help users to significantly reduce time required for recurring data input when performing analysis in PASS/START-PROF, and to avoid errors caused by repeated manual data input while creating of a calculation model.

The most frequently used international codes for pipe stress analysis have been added, such as: ISO 14692-2017 for Glass-reinforced Plastics Piping (GRP), ASME B31.12-2014 for Hydrogen Piping and Pipelines (USA), BS PD 8010-1:2015 for Pipeline systems – Part 1: Steel pipelines on land (UK), BS PD 8010-2:2015 for Pipeline systems – Part 2: Subsea pipelines (UK), CSA Z662-19 + Ch.11 for Oil and gas pipeline systems (Canada), GOST R 55989-2014 for Gas and Oil Transmission Pipelines for Pressure Greater 10 MPa (Russia), GOST R 55990-2014 for Field pipelines (Russia), SP 284.1325800.2016 for Field pipelines (Russia), SP 33.13330.2012 for Steel Pipelines (Russia), EN 13941-2019 for District heating pipes, EN 13941 7.3.1, 7.3.2, EN 253: added support for Polyurethane foam insulation stress analysis using EN codes.
Pipe wall thickness calculator and bend wall thickness calculator have been added for all new codes.
Updated ASME codes: ASME B31.9-2017 for Building Services Piping (USA), ASME B31.4-2019 for Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries (USA), ASME B31.3-2018.

  • New analysis capabilities have been added, such as:
    • seismic wave propagation analysis for buried pipelines and strain check per ASCE 2001 (ALA);
    • landslide, soil subsidence, frost heaving, permanent ground deformation (seismic fault crossing) strain check per ASCE 2001 (ALA);
    • buckling check per ASME B31.8 and EN 13941;
    • Insulation Joint (Electric Insulation Kit) stress analysis;
    • minimum Design Metal Temperature (MDMT) calculation and conclusion if the impact test is needed or not;
    • Creep-rupture usage factor calculation according to ASME B31.3-2018, Appendix V;
    • alternative occasional allowable calculation for elevated temperature fluid service 302.3.6 (2) of ASME B31.3-2018.
  • New objects allowing consider nozzles movements under thermal effect added:
    • vessel nozzle with flexibilities and stress check per WRC 107/537/297/PD 5500;
    • tank nozzle with bulging effect, settlement, flexibilities and allowable loads check per API 650;
    • rotating equipment objects with allowable loads check per API 610, ISO 9905, ISO 5199, API 617, NEMA SM 23;
    • air cooled heat exchanger with allowable loads check per API 661;
    • fired heater per API 560.
  • Some other objects have been added, such as:
    • cylindrical shell object for pressure vessel and column modeling;
    • untied expansion joint with automatic deformations check;
    • torsion expansion joint;
    • plane and volumetric flaw stress check.
  • The following databases have been improved:
    • more than 140 new standards added into pipes, tees, bends, and reducers databases;
    • significantly improved and updated the material database for EN 13480/EN 13941;
    • LOGSTOR, POWERPIPE, +GF+ Urecon Polyurethane Pre-insulated Pipe Jacket Sizes Database for district heating and district cooling networks added.

The most detailed information you can find the PASS/START-PROF user’s guide: Version History.

To learn more about PASS/START-PROF, please watch our newest recordings of PASS/START-PROF Industry Webinars.

We recommend all users with active technical support to download the new version of PASS/START-PROF 4.84.

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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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