Dear PV Elite® User,
Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions would like to thank you for your continued feedback and support and let you know that the 2011 version of PV Elite has been released.
PV Elite 2011 Main Features:
Modeling of ASME VIII-1 Jacketed Vessels
What this feature does - Delivers an integrated approach leveraging the 3D model and calculations in the modeling of jacketed vessels (ASME App. 9) and vapor/distribution belts.
How this feature used - Jackets or vapor belts can be added as details on cylindrical elements. Jackets can also span across element boundaries.
How this feature benefits you - Previously you would have to model the inner core vessel and the jacket sections as separate PV Elite models and then manually transfer the parameters between them. The same holds true for nozzles on the outer jacket and also the inner shell.
Why this is better than the old way of doing things
Modeling Tubesheet as Simply Supported
What this feature does - This feature provides an alternative method for modeling the welded joint between the tubesheet and shell or the tubesheet and channel cylinders, which can have the effect of reducing stress thereby producing a more economical design.
How this feature used - It is one of the optimization options available in the tubesheet tab of Heat Exchanger dialog.
How this feature benefits you - The tubesheet to shell or tubesheet channel junction is place of high stress. This alternative, permitted by the ASME code, gives you the option to produce a more economical, but also safe, design.
Why this is better than the old way of doing things - This new capability’s potentially more economical design option was not previously available in PV Elite. This meant that, in some cases, exchanger designers were limited to more conservative analysis therefore leading to more costly designs.
ASME Code Updates.
What this feature does
How this feature used – This feature is included in the program automatically.
How this feature benefits you – You will be assured that your calculations are current and up to code.
Why is this needed – For code compliance, you must use the latest edition and addenda of the ASME.