Pressure Vessel Design & Analysis Software


PV Elite includes a wealth of localized content to address most any vessel project. Most obvious is its application of the design rules and criteria of the world's major pressure vessel safety codes. And, detailed material and structural steel specification is simplified through database selection.

Pressure Vessel Design

PV Elite is a complete solution for the quick and comprehensive design of new pressure vessels for the process industry. This program considers the whole vessel, addressing all of the wall thickness rules ad stress analysis requirements for vertical towers, horizontal vessels and heat exchangers.

PV Elite software provides engineers, designers, estimators, fabricators and inspectors around the world with solutions that match their pressure vessel design requirements. Because this program is easy to learn and use, it is perfect for both full time vessel designers and for those occasional users who require quick start up and confidence in their safety code calculations.

Vessel and Component Design Codes

All of the major codes and standards are included.

• European Norm (EN) 13445 rules for the analysis of unfired pressure vessels.
• ASME BPV Code Section VIII, Divisions 1 & 2 for the design and analysis of vessels and heat exchanger components.
• British Standards PD 5500 guidelines for the analysis of unfired fusion welded pressure vessels, heat exchanger components and tubesheets.
• ASME/ANSI B16.5 and B16.47 standards for pipe flanges and flanged fittings, including equivalent pressure due to applied loads plus pressure ratings for flanges from the DIN standard.
• ASME section UHX, PD 5500 and tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association (TEMA) standards for designing and analyzing tubesheets and expansion joints in heat exchangers.
• ASME B31.3 rules for replacing area around fabricated tees.
• ASME STS code for stack analysis.
• Welding Research Council (WRC) Bulletins 107, 297, 368 and PD 5500 Annex G rules for calculating local stresses in and around vessel attachments (logs and nozzles)

Structured Data Collection

PV Elite's input processor is organized to collect data to design, analysis and evaluate a wide range of pressure vessels and individual pressure components.

Vessel Analysis

PV Elite performs all the calculations necessary for the stress analysis of vertical columns, horizontal vessels and heat exchangers

• Rigorous Structural Load Sets
• Design Evaluate and Re-rate Modes
• Wall Thickness for Pressure
• Wall Thickness for Total Load
• Fitness for Service Assessment

Intergraph Corporation PV Elite


• Vessel Design and Analysis
• Exchanger Design and Analysis
• Tubesheet Design and Analysis
• Rectangular and Non-Circular Vessel Analysis
• Individual Component Analysis
• Cutting-edge Graphics
• Design Tools and Wizards
• Comprehensive Error Checking
• Saddle, Leg and Skirt Design
• Analysis for Horizontal Shipping of Vertical Vessels
• User-definable Reports
• Wind Analysis
• Seismic Analysis
• International Vessel Codes
• Extensive Material Databases
• Steel Databases and Modeling
• Links to Intergraph Corporation CADWorx Equipment
• Links to Intergraph Corporation PV Fabricator Technical Specs
• Microsoft Windows XP Pro or Windows Vista Ultimate (minimum)

Application Areas

Process and Plant Design, Piping, Equipment, Petrochemical, Chemical, Power, Offshore, Food, Beverage, Brewing, Pharmaceutical, Water Treatment and Shipbuilding