Pressure Systems Design Software

PV Elite® Pressure Vessel Design Software


PV Elite® is a pressure vessel design software with powerful features enabling the design, analysis and evaluation of pressure vessels and heat exchangers.

DOCAN has many years of experience offering value-led engineering consultancy services for pressure vessels and pressure systems. PV Elite® is amongst the specialised software we utilise in-house to facilitate the effective analysis and intuitive design of pressure vessels for our clients.


Why we use PV Elite®

As part of Hexagon’s CADWorx & Analysis Solutions, PV Elite® is renowned for its comprehensive capabilities and is a crucial tool we use in conjunction with our existing knowledge and expertise to ensure the structural integrity and compliance of pressure equipment.

Within PV Elite® we can perform accurate calculations for pressure vessel design, including vessel walls, nozzles, and components subjected to internal and external pressure. This precise data enables us to make informed design decisions, optimising the pressure vessel or heat exchanger for reliability and durability under any circumstance and creating detailed 3D representations.

Our pressure vessel design services are often required in many global high-integrity industries such as oil & gas, offshore and nuclear. Within these sectors, compliance is paramount and PV Elite includes all major international code rules plus extensive region-specific information, ensuring that all designs are verified and compliant.


Key capabilities

The software supports the optimisation of pressure vessel and heat exchanger designs of any scale or complexity, with powerful features including:

  • Detailed 3D modelling of pressure vessels
  • Comprehensive analysis data for complex loads
  • International design codes
  • Integration with CADWorx

Applications span a wide range of systems including heat exchangers, vertical and horizontal pressure vessels, accumulator tanks, chemical reactors and vacuum chambers. DOCAN has unrivalled expertise driving projects like these from concept to completion, harnessing the powerful technology of PV Elite®.

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How we can use PV Elite® to help with your project

To give our clients a competitive edge and state-of-the-art solutions, we incorporate industry-leading technologies such as PV Elite® into all of our pressure vessel design and engineering consultancy projects.

Through this service, we can help you design an efficient and reliable pressure vessel according to major design codes such as ASME VIII Div.1/Div.2, ASME III, PD 5500, BS EN13445 and many others. Whether you need accurate and reliable verification of a pressure vessel design or optimisation of an existing system, we can help.

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Working with DOCAN

Working with DOCAN, you have direct access to a large network of experienced professionals and industry-leading software to drive your project forward. If you want to know how we can help, get in touch with us.