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Release Date:  01/14/2008

Heading:  COADE releases PVElite 2008.


COADE announces PV Elite 2008 for Pressure Vessel Design and Stress Analysis

ith Code Updates and Productivity Enhancements


HOUSTON, Texas - January 14, 2008 : COADE, Inc. announced today the release of PV Elite 2008, an enhanced edition of the company's popular integrated pressure vessel design and analysis software that incorporates the latest ASME code updates to Section VIII Division 1. To help boost productivity, many more items can now be globally modified for `what if' cost and engineering scenarios. New features in PV Elite 2008 allow you to create tubesheet layouts for shell and tube heat exchangers and generate ASME U-1 forms with design information directly from PV Elite in Microsoft Excel format for easy customization. Also, new graphical improvements provide enhanced representations of goose neck nozzles from bottom heads plus lug and support pads. New international codes include Australian seismic code 1170.4-1993, Canadian 2005 seismic and wind codes, the European EN 1991-1-4:2005 (E) wind code and the updated Australian Wind code. COADE is also releasing CodeCalc 2008, an updated edition of the engineering software company's tool for individual vessel component design and analysis that comes as part of PV Elite. A complete list of the enhancements in PV Elite 2008 and Code Calc 2008 is available at

PV Elite designs and evaluates pressure vessels and their components in accordance with ASME BPVC, PD-5500 and EN-13445. PV Elite provides engineers, designers, estimators, fabricators and inspectors with complete design of tall towers, horizontal vessels, "pots and pans" and individual vessel components. The software was designed for quick start up, and its graphical modeling capabilities are easy to use and allow for quick data assembly and pressure vessel design and analysis.



COADE, Inc. is a provider of software for multiple plant design and engineering disciplines. COADE's aims are that design and engineering should share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. COADE's product line conforms to those goals and includes: CAESAR II, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; PV Elite for pressure vessel and heat exchanger design and analysis; CADWorx Plant Design Suite for intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; and TANK for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks. COADE, CAESAR II, CADWorx, PV Elite, CodeCalc and TANK are registered trademarks or trademarks of COADE, Inc. For more information, visit Microsoft and Microsoft Excel are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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