All Piping stress engineers who use Intergraph’s Caesar II software must be aware that there is an inbuilt API 610 module for API centrifugal pump nozzle load checking. By the use of this module, you can directly check if the pump nozzle loads are within acceptable limits provided by the API 610 code. Searching the code for allowable load or asking the vendor for the nozzle limiting force and moments are not required.
The method of using the API 610 module is fairly simple. But before you start using the module you have to perform static analysis following conventional methods. In this video tutorial, the API 610 module is explained clearly.