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Release Date:  12/05/1997

Heading:  TANK Version 1.51 is released. This version includes the recent API-653 Addendum 1 and includes overseas structural steel data bases.


For Immediate Release


Gary Carson  713.668.8550
David Diehl    281.890.4566



HOUSTON, December 5, 1997 -- COADE, Inc. has released an enhanced version of TANK, its software for oil storage tank design, analysis and maintenance. TANK Version 1.51 includes the recently released API (American Petroleum Institute) 653 Addendum 1 updates. Other changes include updates to the AISC structural database and output reports and the addition of a roof plate corrosion allowance and multiple steel databases including five overseas databases.

COADE’s TANK program saves time by computerizing a time-demanding engineering task in the design and evaluation of oil storage tanks. Incorporating the latest API 650 and 653 codes, TANK provides thickness design, allowable fluid height, shell settlement evaluation, internal pressure, seismic and wind girder requirements and more. Its menu-driven interface offers the user logical options, and its context-sensitive Help provides instant on-screen technical assistance for each data field.


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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