Intergraph® Releases CAESAR II® Software for Pipe Stress Analysis to Comply with Stringent ASME NQA-1 Standard for Nuclear Industry
CAESAR II offers commercial and nuclear projects a single comprehensive solution for pipe design and stress analysis14 November 2013
Intergraph® has released CAESAR II® Nuclear, a new version of the world’s most trusted software for pipe stress analysis that has been through a Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) process. The software now complies with American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) NQA-1 2008/09 quality assurance (QA) standards required for nuclear facility design as endorsed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for use in reactors, material, waste and security.
The ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance (QA) standard is recognized worldwide as a rigorous safety standard for nuclear applications, focused on preventing defects before release. The new software product launched, CAESAR II Nuclear boastsadditional features over CAESAR II software allowing for its direct adoption in nuclear sector for new facilities. These features include:
- Commercially dedicated using the new ASME NQA-1-2012 Subpart 3.2-214 section. This assures the product has passed critical acceptance tests, analyses and inspections, as well as performance requirements, characteristics, and vendor history.
- Support for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Code of Federal Regulations to use or operate nuclear facilities through compliance with NRC 10 CFR Part 50 App. B (Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants) and 10 CFR Part 21 (Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance).
- Inclusion of a design verification feature that allows users to verify piping input in a text format outside of the user interface.
- Incorporationof verification software, CAESAR II QA Test, for comparing benchmark output with the output generated for an installation.
- For U.S. customers, bundling of a Quality Assurance and Reporting notification service.
- Option to purchase the CGD verification guide with detailed verifications.
- Enhanced critical-level technical support is included for nuclear licensees of CAESAR II Nuclear.
The combination of CGD verification, adherence to NQA-1 standards, and use of automated numerical, usability and workflow tests, ensures that users of both CAESAR II and CAESAR II Nuclear share in the benefits of improved quality. This adds to the already high level of confidence users have in the CAESAR II line of products.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “The release of CAESAR II Nuclear provides new opportunities for the growing global nuclear power market to benefit from the proven technological superiority of the world’s most trusted pipe stress analysis solution. With this release, our SmartPlant® Enterprise customers around the world can leverage the opportunities CAESAR II Nuclear provides for increased collaboration, greater efficiencies and overall faster completion of nuclear capital projects.”
“Users around the world have trusted CAESAR II for decades, and they can now benefit from the savings in deployment and training that comes from using a single platform for their piping stress analysis needs for both traditional and nuclear facilities,” said Rick Allen, president, Intergraph CADWorx® & Analysis Solutions. “With the powerful bi-directional links between CAESAR II Nuclear and SmartPlant Enterprise, users can work within an environment that helps reduce design errors and the increase the efficiency of producing the quality deliverables needed in this demanding design and engineering sector.”
The new CAESAR II Nuclear is available now from Intergraph and authorized Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis dealers. For more information about new CAESAR II Nuclear, visit www.coade.com/products/CAESARII-Nuclear. Information on Intergraph’s analysis solutions can be found at www.intergraph.com/ppm/analysis.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016.”
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. For more information, visit www.asme.org.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 to ensure the safe use of radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while protecting people and the environment. The NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine, through licensing, inspection and enforcement of its requirements. For more information, visit www.nrc.gov.
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