Pipe stress analysis software now evaluates creep conditions, enables entry of custom nozzle stiffness, includes new model symbols and offers an improved display
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 25, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine (PP&M), part of Hexagon and the world's leading provider of enterprise engineering software to the process, power and marine industries, today announced CAESAR II® 2017 – the industry de facto standard for pipe stress analysis – is now available commercially.
CAESAR II evaluates the structural responses and stresses of piping systems to international codes and standards. This 2017 version includes features that address many long-standing customer requests, as well as some significant industry code updates.
Technical additions include the ability to evaluate creep conditions for all piping codes using EN-13480 guidelines, and a new dialog to specify custom nozzle stiffnesses from the piping input. The version features several interface and usability improvements, including model symbols to show displacements, rotations, forces and moments, and improved display of node numbers and axial stops in piping models.
An update to the 2016 Edition of the ASME B31.4 code for Liquid Pipelines is now included in CAESAR II. This update includes the depreciation of B31.11, which is now included in B31.4. Along with this large code update, the software now aids the analyst in evaluating pipelines even further by providing an option to either let the software determine the restrained or unrestrained state of the pipe elements automatically, or the ability to specify the state themselves.
Other code updates include support for:
- 2015 edition of the Canadian code Z662 for Oil and Gas Pipelines
- 2016 edition of API-560 for Fired Heaters
- 2016 edition of the ASME B31.1 code for Power Piping
- 2016 edition of the ASME B31.5 for Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Components
"We are dedicated to providing our customers the highest quality tools that improve their workflows," said Rick Allen, president of Intergraph CADWorx® & Analysis Solutions. "CAESAR II now supports even more industry codes for our valued users around the globe. These highly requested features will make using the software more efficient and seamless."
Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions' offerings allow design and engineering to share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. These include 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; PV Elite®, for vessel and exchanger design and analysis; TANK™, for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks; GT STRUDL®, one of the most trusted, adaptable and fully-integrated structural analysis solutions in the world; and Visual Vessel Design, a comprehensive pressure vessel, shell and tube exchanger, and boiler design and analysis solution.
Learn more by watching the webinar "What's New in CAESAR II 2017" at http://coade.typepad.com/coadeinsider/2016/07/caesar-ii-webinar.html.
For more information on Intergraph analysis solutions, visit ppm.intergraph.com/analysis.
Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about CAESAR II 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."
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Soon to be known as Hexagon Process, Power & Marine, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine is the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities.
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