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Release Date:  03/05/2004

Heading:  TANK Version 2.50 is released. This version includes the latest code updates, the new bolting rules, new rules for checking large diameter thin heads per Appendix 1-4(f), and a quick start guide .



HOUSTON, March 5, 2004 -- COADE, Inc. has released TANK Version 2.50, an updated edition of its popular software program for the design, analysis and evaluation of welded steel oil storage tanks that incorporates the latest code changess from API-650, 10th Edition, Addendum 3 and API-653, 3rd Edition, Addendum 1. The new version of TANK also incorporates the computations for determining cycle life in API-650 Appendix M, adds an alternate method for determining the stiffness of nozzles from PVP-1279 and includes the new bolting requirements in API-650. Other enhancements include an easier to use output processor, a new online user's manual accessible from the Help menu and the ability to check for updates on the website.

TANK supports owners, operators and engineering firms for designing new tanks and evaluating existing tanks. TANK incorporates full analysis and design capabilities for wall thickness, materials, supported cone roofs, seismic requirements, service-maintenance considerations, bottom plate thickness, nozzle flexibilities, shell settlement, wind girder requirements and allowable fluid heights. TANK includes extensive built-in materials databases plus databases for structural steel, seismic curves and nozzle curves from current and past API specifications. TANK input screens display descriptive texts and expected units to speed comprehension and model input. TANK input is enhanced with a built-in error checking program. Output is displayed in both tabular and graphic reports.

The software is designed for quick installation and start up. As is the case with all its software products, COADE has tested TANK 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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