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ASME Code has changed


ASME Code has changed ; are you ready ?

Discover how that may affect your calculations . Join us in PV Elite Symposium on 12th September 2017, @Tower Rotana Dubai.


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Join ImageGrafix Wednesday Webinar to understand the Joint Efficiency


Join ImageGrafix Wednesday Webinars to understand the Joint Efficiency.

6th September, 10.00AM GST

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Review of joint efficiency
  • How to determine the category types of welds
  • Corresponding radiography


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Performing Fatigue Analysis on Nozzles in PV Elite

Performing fatigue analysis on nozzles using PV Elite is a simple process. Let us go through these steps to bring your fatigue information into PV Elite.

Once the Load Cases tab is active, click on the button that is next to ‘Fatigue Analysis’ and the Fatigue Pressure/Cycle Data Input screen appears. In the box at the top called ‘Number of Fatigue Case to Process,’ enter the number of cases you want considered. Then enter the pressure range and number of cycles for each range. Finally, click on the button at the bottom of the screen that says ‘Save Cases and Exit.’ At this point, PV Elite has all the information it needs to perform the fatigue analysis on any nozzles you add to your model.

Go back to the General Data Input tab where you find your model on the screen. When you add a nozzle to the vessel using the usual nozzle input screen, notice that at the bottom of screen the check box ‘Fatigue Calc ?’ Make sure this box is checked, see below:

Now, for the PD5500 and EN13445 models, the drop down list labeled ‘Weld Class’ beside the check box becomes active.  Choose a suitable letter (see PD 5500 Annex C for details concerning fatigue classes). Note, class C is the least severe, and W the most severe.  Enter the rest of your nozzle data, ensuring the nozzle is adequately reinforced in the normal way.

When you have finished entering your vessel data and have completed building your model, you can press the calculation button (running man). The output processor will include a fatigue analysis report. That report will contain the full analysis for all of the nozzles on which you indicated to perform fatigue analysis:

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Your invitation: CADWorx® & Analysis University 2016 Express Dubai

Your invitation: CADWorx® & Analysis University 2016 Express Dubai

After a successful 2015, CAU2016 Express returns to Dubai
with our one-day, high-powered learning experience for users of CADWorx, CAESAR II®, PV Elite®, and GT STRUDL®.

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn from experienced product experts who will demonstrate how to streamline work processes and eliminate inefficiencies
  • Grow your professional skillset and technical knowledge with in-depth product training sessions

  • Connect with others in your industry to gain competitive insights that you can apply to your own upcoming projects!

For more information
To find out more about CAU2016 Express Dubai, visit the event page or contact Yuvraaj at or contact Pandian at


March 7, 2016


The H Hotel

One, Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai, UAE

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For more

Learn from topics such as:

  • Creating useful drawings through CAESAR II with minimal expertise
  • Improve efficiency with CADWorx Plant 2016
  • Understanding Stress Categories – PV Elite

  • GT STRUDL – Complete structural solution for Skid base system
  • And much more!

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PV-Elite 2014 Service Pack 1 is now released

Dear Customer,

Intergraph  has been released service pack 1 for the PV-Elite 2014. Kindly visit the website

Here is the way –   

Go to the website  > view download > “PV- Elite > Service Packs & Fixes ” 

Please use Intergraph Smart Support for getting quick response for your support request and for the latest updates and patches for your Intergraph CAS software to keep it up to date. 

If you need the login name & password for Intergraph Smart Support, Please send a e-mail to

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What’s New in TANK 2014 Software

The following enhancements were made to TANK software for this release:

Code Updates and Analysis Changes

Updated the software for API 650, 12th Edition (Errata, July 2013).

• Updated the software for API 2000, 6th Edition (November 2009).

• Updated the software for API 653, 4th Edition (November 2013).

• Revised Supported Cone Roof Data to include a Structural Database input, which is separate from the tank-specified database input.

• Revised the software to store the Reload Last File at Startup configuration setting in the registry settings.

Graphics Features

Updated the graphics model to include a new 3D View.

Tank 2014

Productivity Enhancements

Added a new Check for Update option for software updates.

• Completed various UI updates to improve usability.

• Updated the Help with information for all enhancements and previous software revisions.

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Importing Heat exchanger data from HTRI to PV Elite Software

 Complete design of a heat exchanger is a multi-stepped process that includes knowledge of process engineering as well as thermal and mechanical design. Typically, the process and thermal analysis is performed before the mechanical design. The manual transfer of data from a process package to PV Elite is tedious and time consuming. PV Elite now includes the ability to import heat exchanger design information from the HTRI software for Shell and Tube heat exchangers. This information is transferred via an ASCII text file generated by the HTRI software.

After the model is successfully analyzed in the HTRI Xist software then it can exported out in the *.dbo format as shown in figure below:

Export data from HTRI in dbo format


Once the .dbo file is created, start PV Elite and add a shell or a flange element based on the type of the exchanger, click on the tubesheet dialog and from the bottom click on the “HTRI” button to import the data.

Importing HTRI data in to PVElite


If the data is imported successfully a message box should apprear, as shown here:

Message after HTRI import


Please review the imported information and fill-in the remaining information for the mechanical design. Note that the data transfer will automatically correct the units when the data transfer occurs. This will greatly cut down on errors when units are converted manually.

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