HUNTSVILLE, Ala., December 15, 2015
Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine, part of Hexagon and the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software to the process, power and marine industries, announces the launch of PV Elite® 2016, the newest version of its complete solution for vessel and heat exchanger design, analysis and evaluation used by engineers, designers, estimators, fabricators and inspectors.
PV Elite 2016 offers numerous productivity enhancements. Nozzle input calculation time has been cut from one hour to just minutes. Flanges on nozzles can be connected much more easily. Nozzles on a blind flange can be placed on an Appendix 2 flange on a nozzle, a capability unmatched by any other vendor. Element edges are displayed, which makes it easier to see if a nozzle is placed too close to a weld seam. Symbols and graphics prevent work having to be repeated and the cost of wasted materials.
PV Elite now supports the latest code updates, including:
- 2013 B 16.5 code
- 2015 ASME code
- Wind and seismic updates from the 2015 IBC code
- Tubesheet updates from the 2015 PD 5500 code
The latest version of PV Elite exports to the .VUE file format. Users can create a PV Elite model, then export and import the file into the SmartPlant® Review environment. This helps import models quickly without having to input data again. The software also features enhancements to output generation, reporting, configuration, documentation and graphics.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “Thanks to our customers, PV Elite has experienced year-on-year growth since 2010. This latest release proves we are committed to the continued adoption and development of PV Elite technology within the Intergraph family of solutions.”
PV Elite is a complete solution for the quick and intuitive design of new pressure vessels, and it also evaluates and re-rates existing vessels, including Fitness for Service analysis. The program considers the whole vessel, addressing all of the wall thickness rules and stress analysis requirements for vertical towers, horizontal vessels and heat exchangers.
Rick Allen, president of Intergraph CADWorx® & Analysis Solutions, added, “For years, our customers have saved time with our advanced analysis tools. PV Elite continues to help our users experience greater confidence in their safety code calculations. The software’s design tools and wizards, plus comprehensive error checking, allow vessel analyses to be done both quickly and accurately.”
Learn more by watching the webinar recording “What’s New in PV Elite 2016” at http://coade.typepad.com/coadeinsider/2015/10/pv-elite-webinar.html.
Intergraph products enable design and engineering to share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. These include Intergraph Smart™ 3D, the world’s first and only next-generation 3D design solution specifically tailored for plant, offshore, shipbuilding and the metals and mining industries; CADWorx Plant Design Suite, for AutoCAD®-based intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; CAESAR II®, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; Visual Vessel Design, for comprehensive pressure vessel, shell and tube exchanger, and boiler design and analysis; TANK™, for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks; and GT STRUDL®, one of the most trusted, adaptable and fully-integrated structural analysis solutions in the world. For more information, visit www.coade.com.
Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about PV Elite and TANK and network with other Intergraph users, visit ppm.intergraph.com/technical-user-forums.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2019.”