Intergraph PV Elite 2014 release is a complete solution for vessel and heat exchanger design, analysis and evaluation. Users of PV Elite have designed equipment for the most extreme uses and have done so quickly, accurately and profitably.
PV Elite makes defining pressure boundary conditions for vessels and exchangers easy, even for load sets that require significant data input. PV Elite streamlines data entry by breaking the input down into sensible subsets. Help on any input item is only a keystroke away.
PV Elite’s graphical representation of analysis models helps ensure confidence in the input and results. With PV Elite, analysis models can be viewed and manipulated with complete ease.
PV Elite performs calculations in accordance with ASME Section VIII Divisions 1 & 2, PD 5500 and EN 13445. Rules from API579 (Fitness for Service) are also included for evaluating the current state and remaining life of existing vessels.
Outputs and Reports
To simplify inspection requirements, PV Elite lists the most important equations such as required thickness and maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) and also groups results by type (e.g. internal pressure,
external pressure, bending stress, nozzles and flanges). Overall results are summarized where the element or detail controlling the overall vessel MAWP is identified.
Materials and Codes
PV Elite is a global package with international code rules plus extensive region-specific content. Vessel material definitions, piping and steel component data, local wind loads and local seismic loads of many regional markets are all included.
PV Elite interfaces with other popular software packages for finite element analysis, foundation design and drafting. PV Elite also shares a bi-directional link to Intergraph CADWorx® Equipment module and Intergraph PV Fabricator™.
Intergraph PV Fabricator
PV Fabricator has advanced tools for the accurate and speedy production of fabrication deliverables of pressure vessels and heat exchangers. When linked to PV Elite, PV Fabricator can deliver substantial savings over existing drafting methods.