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Pipe Stress Analysis Software

Pipe Stress 250 px
A unique engineering software tool that allows you to completely analyze pipe stress models, statical and dynamic models of any size or complexity with minimal effort while incorporating calculation methods and analysis options unique in pipe stress analysis software.

Input & Modeling Capabilities

  • Structural steel modeling
  • Interactive graphics with HP pen plots & LaserJet support
  • Interactive List editing input format
  • Extensive on-line Help
  • User tailored units
  • User tailored program overrides
  • Buried pipe modeling
  • Automatic expansion joint modeling
  • Automatic vessel/nozzle flexibility’s
  • Bend/intersection SIF calculator
  • 16 member SIF library including ASME 2 & 3 components
  • Multiple valve & flange and material databases
  • Fiberglass reinforced plastic pipe
  • Cold spring elements
  • Including over 60 types of restraints
  • Interfaces with several programs like AutoCAD and Plant-4D
  • It can handle both static and dynamic analysis.

Static analysis capabilities

  • Automatic, comprehensive error checking
  • Spring hanger design
  • ASCE (ANSI) wind load generation
  • Load case recommendations
  • Algebraic load case combinations
  • Pitch & roll loadings
  • Thermal bowing
  • Rotating equipment load checks
  • Flange leakage & stresses

Dynamic analysis capabilities

  • Snubbers
  • Harmonic forces & displacements
  • Natural frequency calculations
  • VGA animation of mode shapes
  • Shock spectrum database
  • Missing mass / force corrections
  • Pulse load generator
  • Seismic anchor movement
  • Wind gust shock spectrum loads
  • Static / dynamic load combinations
  • Relief valve load synthesis and force spectrum
  • Water & steam hammer analysis
  • Slug flow analysis
  • Comprehensive error checking

4D Pipestress can do Code Compliance with the following piping codes

  • B31.1 ASME Power Piping Code
  • B31.3 ASME Process Piping Code
  • B31.4 ASME Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons and 

Other Liquid Codes

  • B31.5 ASME Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Component Code
  • B31.8 ASME Gas Transmission & Distribution Systems Code (DOT Guidelines)
  • NAVY – US Navy – General Specifications for Ships, Section 505
  • CLAS2 – ASME Section III – Division 1 (Subsesction NC) – Class 2
  • CLAS3 – ASME Section III – Division 1 (Subsesction ND) – Class 3
  • SPC1 – Swedish Piping Code (Method 1, Section 9.4)
  • SPC2 – Swedish Piping Code (Method 2, Section 9.5)
  • TBK – Norwegian General Rules for Piping Systems (Annex D)
  • TBK5-6 – Norwegian General Rules for Piping Systems (Section 10.5)
  • DNV (Det norske Veritas) – DnV for Submarine Pipeline Systems, 1981
  • DNV (Det norske Veritas) – DnV for Submarine Pipeline Systems, 1996
  • OS-F101 – Rules for Submarine Pipeline Systems, 2000 (Alternative)
  • NPD – Submarine Pipe and Risers, 1984 Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
  • STOL – Design Specifications, Offshore Installations F-sd-101 Statoil
  • POL1 – Polska Norma PN-79 / M34033 Steam and Water Piping
  • SNIP – 2.05-06-85 FSU Transmission Piping Code
  • BS7159 – British Standard Code for Glass Reinforced Plastic Piping
  • BS8010 – British Standard Piping Code
  • UKOOA – UK Offshore Operator Association
  • EURO – European Standard EN 13480-3

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