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Release Date:  10/16/2009

Heading:  COADE User Conference concludes with record 24 countries represented attending 60 classes


For Immediate Release

COADE User Conference concludes with record 24 countries represented attending 60 classes on integrated 3D plant design and engineering analysis using CADWorx, CAESAR II and PV Elite 

HOUSTON, TEXAS – October 16, 2009 – The 2009 COADE User Conference held September 28-30 in Houston saw a record 24 countries, 120 companies and 22 states represented among attendees who participated in 60 classes on the use and application of COADE software products for plant design and engineering analysis, including COADE CADWorx, CAESAR II, PV Elite and TANK.  Attendees represented such names as Babcock & Wilcox, BP, Chevron, El Paso, ExxonMobil, Hess, Mustang, Proctor & Gamble, Saudi Aramco, Siemens and Williams as well as numerous other facility owners and engineering firms plus a number of media representatives.

Held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott, the opening highlight was a golf tournament sponsored by ECAD, Inc., the COADE Global Network Partner in the southwestern U.S., which was played at Woodforest Golf Club.  Monday’s keynote by Thomas J. Van Laan, P.E., the president of COADE, featured a live demonstration of the integration and collaboration between COADE’s plant design and engineering solutions in which a plant facility was designed, analyzed, reviewed and signed off on within 20 minutes.  The keynote was followed by Mike Rayburn, an award-winner speaker and entertainer known as the World’s Funniest Guitar Virtuoso, who challenged our self-imposed limitations with the question “Why not?” as he blended music and humor with insight.

The 2010 COADE User Conference is planned for October, 2010, with the location and dates to be announced in December.  For information on COADE and its products, visit  Conference details are at



COADE, Inc. is a provider of software for multiple plant design and engineering disciplines. COADE's aims are that design and engineering should share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. COADE's product line conforms to those goals and includes: CAESAR II, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; PV Elite for pressure vessel and heat exchanger design and analysis; CADWorx Plant Design Suite for intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; and TANK for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks. COADE, CAESAR II, CADWorx, PV Elite, CodeCalc and TANK are registered trademarks or trademarks of COADE, Inc. For more information, visit  

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