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Release Date:  07/28/1999

Heading:  PV Elite Version 3.50 is released. This version includes Appendix Y for metal contact flanges, WRC-297, Code Cases 2260 and 2261, a new User's manual, plus other enhancements.



HOUSTON, July 28, 1999 COADE, Inc. has released PV Elite Version 3.50, an updated version of its popular Windows (95/98/NT) integrated vessel design and stress analysis software. PV Elite Version 3.50 adds new ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Section VIII, Division 1 Code Case 2260 and Division II Code Case 2261, which accommodate thinner head design. Other enhancements include a new Appendix Y analysis module for special flange applications, a WRC (Welding Research Council) 297 analysis module, and a new earthquake option for analyzing loads in g's. Also, the software now provides the option to use Microsoft Word to review or print reports.

In addition to these new features, PV Elite incorporates current pressure vessel codes and standards such as ASME BPV, BS (British Standard) 5500, ASCE #7, Uniform Building Code (UBC), National Building Code (NBC), ANSI B16.5, TEMA and WRC Bulletin 107. 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 vessel analysis. As is the case with all its software products, COADE has tested PV Elite using its stringent quality assurance (QA) standards and backs the software with a trained team of software engineers and program developers.


COADE, Inc. is one of the world's leading engineering software companies. Products include CAESAR II, the world's most popular software for pipe stress analysis; PV Elite, pressure vessel design and analysis software; CADWorx/Pipe, a piping design and drafting program with the industry's first intelligent, fully functional, bi-directional link between CAD and analysis; CODECALC software for pressure vessel component analysis and design; and TANK, comprehensive engineering software for analyzing and designing oil storage tanks according to the latest API codes. COADE, CAESAR II, CADWorx/Pipe, PV Elite, CODECALC and TANK are trademarks of the company. Windows (95/98/NT) is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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