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Release Date:  09/21/2001

Heading:  PVElite Version 4.20 is released. This version includes interactive display of results on the input screen, automatic stiffening ring design, vessel defaults capability, a new vessel summary and error report, trunnion design, baseplate design, Element description and advanced Material database features.


For Immediate Release


Gary Carson  713.668.8550
David Diehl    281.890.4566



HOUSTON, September 21, 2000 COADE, Inc. has released PVElite Version 4.20, an enhanced edition of its popular integrated vessel design and stress analysis software. Updates in PVElite Version 4.20 include new interactive features that enhance the ease and speed in designing nozzles, stiffening rings and flanges. Other improvements include automated WRC 107 calculations for legs and lugs, extended error reporting and the addition of studding outlets in the FVC database. The new version also displays the required thicknesses for external pressure on the status bar and allows you to add a group of stiffening rings from a standard selection list. click here.

In addition to these new features, PVElite 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 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 of the company.

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