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Release Date:  02/11/2003

Heading:  PVElite Ver 5.00 is released.



HOUSTON, February 11, 2003 COADE, Inc. announced today the release of PVElite Version 5.00, an updated edition of its popular integrated vessel design and stress analysis software that incorporates latest ASME 2002 Addenda for pressure vessels and includes revised databases.

 PVElite Version 5.00 now integrates 3D graphics into input for easier and faster modeling and adds sump element and nozzle-on-nozzle capabilities. The new version lets you save input data to an ODBC database such as Microsoft Access to make it easier to share and manage information, and the new color syntax highlighting in the output allows users to quickly find errors and create attractive reports. It also incorporates new capabilities for British Standard PD 5500 including the Annex C fluctuating pressure fatigue analysis.

For faster component analysis, PVElite Version 5.00 adds a flange merge capability, and to make the analysis of tubesheets easier, the new version integrates the tubesheet with the expansion joint and adds PD 5500 calculations for u-tube, floating and fixed tubesheets. For greater accuracy when analyzing nozzles, CodeCalc now checks to see if the nozzle is outside the spherical portion of the head and lets you perform area calculations on small nozzles at each nozzle level. Other enhancements include the addition of a British material database in WRC 297, Annex G and the tubesheet modules and Fitness For Service (FFS) API 579, which evaluates local thinning and general metal loss at various levels. It also incorporates A-2002 changes for pressure vessel components.

In addition to these new features, PVElite incorporates current pressure vessel codes and standards such as ASME BPV, PD 5500, ASCE #7, Uniform Building Code (UBC), National Building Code (NBC), ANSI B16.5, TEMA and WRC Bulletins 107 and 297. PVElite 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 PVElite 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 or registered trademarks of COADE.

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