PIPESTRESS

 
 

PIPESTRESS is a complete calculation system for nuclear and non-nuclear piping codes. It has been continuously maintained in accordance with nuclear QA procedures for more than 40 years. Several major nuclear engineering organizations use PIPESTRESS as their principal piping analysis program and has been used by engineering organizations all over the globe to analyze piping in more than 50 nuclear power plants.

 
 

Follow the links below to find out more about the benefits of pipestress

Advanced modelling

Static analysis

Dynamic analysis

Buried piping

Flange calculation

Interactive user interface

Quality Assurance Program

Graphical user interface

 
 
 

Advanced modelling

PIPESTRESS has the capability to model very large structures and complex loadings with up to 900 user defined load and combination cases. It includes a complete set of piping elements and supports including straight pipes, elbows, miter bends, expansion joints, flanges, linear and non-linear restraints with gaps and friction, spring hangers, snubbers, etc. In addition, you can model beam elements with a non-prismatic cross-section.

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Static analysis

By using PIPESTRESS you have access to an extensive set of static loads: operating and test weight, thermal expansion, snow and wind, settlement, cold springing, variable pseudo-static acceleration, applied support movements, variable fluid density, uniform and trapezoidal loads, horizontal and non-horizontal stratification effects.

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Dynamic analysis

PIPESTRESS offers advanced dynamic capabilities for floor response analysis and time history analysis. Increase the precision of your calculations by enabling the rigid mode correction (“left-out-force” method), avoid unnecessary conservatism by calculating the displacements, rotations and accelerations in user-defined local coordinates, define the most complex loads with up to 3800 independent support levels, compensate uncertainties of the modal extraction by enabling the shift option, and use the strain energy weighted composite modal damping defined in ASME-1233.

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Buried piping

Benefit from simplified workflows with automatic soil spring generation. Springs can be either elastic (as per ASME B31.1 Appendix VII) or elastic-plastic (as per ASCE
code). An integrated soil calculator provides easier modelling workflows in accordance with ASME B31.1 App. VII.

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Flange calculation

Flange modules automatically retrieve results of piping analysis and input them in flange verification, according to codes EN 13480, ASME III and RCC-M, and various methods (equivalent pressure, Taylor Forge, etc.).

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Interactive user interface

PQAP has a rigorous development methodology and well proven QA procedures. PIPESTRESS has earned the trust of engineers for decades by providing accurate analysis results. PQAP conforms to 10CFR50 Appendix B and 10CFR21 Reporting.

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Quality Assurance Program

PQAP has a rigorous development methodology and wellproven QA procedures. PIPESTRESS has earned the trust of engineers for decades by providing accurate analysis results. PQAP conforms to 10CFR50 Appendix B and 10CFR21 Reporting.

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Graphical user interface

Users can view and manipulate models with ease. PIPESTRESS offers a smart input file editor with syntax coloring, interactive piping view, and translucent view for jacketed pipes. It also proposes a quick pipe wizard to speed up the input of engineering data. Rapidly check the model with data tables and tree view. Benefit from easy post-processing with animated vibration modes, deformed shapes, forces and moment diagrams, colored stress ratios and support reactions. Export the model views to various graphic formats and automatically generate stress reports based on customizable templates. Use the automatic validation tool to run the QA problems and verify that the results generated on the hardware are the same as the ones generated by the Hexagon QA team.

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Software solutions with DOCAN

DOCAN is a registered Hexagon partner fully licensed to offer the PIPESTRESS software to engineers that are looking to add it to their suite.

As such we offer training, guidance and support in applying PIPESTRESS to your working environment and projects, to ensure that you can maximise the software and its capabilities.

Software training with DOCAN

Our team has many years of experience in the field of computer aided engineering and pipe stress analysis, so our partnerships with world leading software houses extend beyond distribution and sales.

We can provide bespoke training courses to suit the customer requirements. In addition, we can combine consultancy and training to transfer the necessary technology and skills over time, allowing you to undertake the work yourselves and DOCAN to provide expert guidance and advice.