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The following changes have been made to PV Elite and CodeCalc.

PV Elite and CodeCalc Version 24.0 Service Pack 1


Code Updates

  • Added the latest nozzle reinforcement calculations on flat ends, cylinders, and spheres for the PD 5500:2021 +A1: 2021 code update. (CR-TX-39892)


  • Clarified descriptions and added graphics for basering Top Gusset Width and Bottom Gusset Width.

  • For CodeCalc, added a graphic to clarify the description of Hub Length on the Hub/Bolts Data Tab.

PV Elite and CodeCalc Version 24.0

Code Updates

Updated the following codes:

  • EN 13445-3:2021. (CR-TX-38769)

  • EN 13445-3, Section 16.12 Vertical vessels with skirts. (RI-TX-35673)

  • EN 13445-3, Bearing plate. (RI-TX-36948)

  • EN13445-3, Section 21, Circular flat ends with radial reinforcement ribs. (RI-TX-37181)

  • EN 1991-1-4, Vortex shedding. (CR-TX-37441)

  • ASME Section VIII 2021. (RI-TX-37178)

  • UHX-13.10.2(c). Added a warning if the cone angle is greater than 60 degrees. (CR-TX-37805)

  • UW-20 and Appendix A. Addressed new MDMT calculations, maximum cone angle calculations, and new inset tube welding calculations. (CR-TX-37848)

Input Processor and Analysis

  • Added EN 13445-3, Section 16.12 support for vertical vessels with skirts. See Bolt Friction Factor mu | Assembly Factor phi and Basering Design Option. (RI-TX-35673)

  • Added the option to use up to three times the allowable stress for pressure-only tubesheet load cases for EN-13445. See Load Cases Tab (Heat Exchanger Tubesheet Input Dialog Box). (CR-TX-38326, CR-TX-37934)

  • Added the option to perform MDMT heat exchanger calculations on the selected load case. See Load Cases Tab (Heat Exchanger Tubesheet Input Dialog Box). (CR-TX-39057)

  • Added the Rib/Stiffener Analysis command, which creates and analyzes radial stiffeners on a welded flat head. (RI-TX-37181)

  • Added support for the 2015 code year of the Mexico Sismo seismic code (CFE-MDOC). See Damping Factor (B) (optional) and Overresistance Factor (R) (optional). (CR-TX-39281)

  • Added support for blast load analysis to the Special Effective Wind Diameter & Blast Load Input Dialog on the Wind Data Tab. (CR-TX-38879)

  • Added color-coded channel-side (green) and shell-side (blue) element grid descriptions to Element Data (General Input Tab). The color depends on the selected element in heat exchanger models. (CR-TX-39208)

  • Added 1.5 as an option for Nominal Size Lookup. (CR-TX-37293)

  • Added an option to exclude the BOM report from the output by adding the text “#NO_BOM” in the Title Page Text. (CR-TX-38357)

  • Added the option of forcing Arl and Ars calculations for cones attached to cylinders. Calculations are only required according to 1-5(g) for Conical sections. (CR-TX-38546)

  • You can now view the unit constants and labels that were stored in the input file and create a new unit file (*.FIL) using that information if the unit file is missing from the PV Elite System folder. (CR-TX-38947)

  • The software now performs a check when Appendix 26 is selected, and the type is Thick Exp. Joint. Appendix 26 data is then removed, and Appendix 26 is cleared. (TR-TX-37790)

Output Processor and Reports

  • The software displays a message when the MAWPs are negative for UG-44(b) calculations. (CR-TX-37792)

  • Changed the pressure testing data fields on the Pressure Testing Data (Design Constraints Tab) to label Shop or Field pressure test types. (CR-TX-36769)

  • For the PD5500 code and when the design temperature for external pressure is greater than the design temperature for internal pressure, the software now shows the warning in orange in the warning and errors section of the output report. (CR-TX-37884)

  • The software checks if a result is less than one. If so, the result displays to 5 decimal places so that it is understandable. (CR-TX-37897)

  • Added a UG-41 and UW-15 note for clarification of allowable stresses in the nozzle output report when calculating the strength of connection elements with the failure path analysis. (CR-TX-37516)

  • Added a note when the maximum shell thickness exceeds 3/8 in. (10 mm) according to Appendix 14-1, Figure UW-13.2, Sketches (c) and (d). (CR-TX-38358)

  • Added a warning note when the jacket internal design temperature is greater than the external temperature of the core and jacket. (CR-TX-38596)

  • The software now considers the area of the partition gasket in the PCC-1 Appendix O calculations report. (CR-TX-38345)

  • Added a warning when the expansion joint ID and OD are zero or smaller than the shell OD. (CR-TX-38441)

  • When the half apex angle is less than 30 degrees, the software indicates that the discontinuity stress computation results are for information only. (CR-TX-38438)

  • When a nozzle is hub type Self-Reinforcing and the FVC catalogue is used, the Nozzle Schedule report displays the FVC type in Nozzle Schedule table. (CR-TX-38937)

  • Added a cone to the cylinder junction weld NDE warning. (CR-TX-38875)

  • Removed the mean metal temperature input echo printout in the output report when the value is disabled in input. (CR-TX-39243)


  • Added a help topic for an MAWP for pressure testing option on the Tubesheet Type and Design Code Tab (Heat Exchanger Tubesheet Input Dialog Box). (CR-TX-36805)

  • Clarified the description of Weight to Use for Lifting Analysis on the Equipment Installation and Miscellaneous Options Dialog Box. (CR-TX-37111)

  • Updated help for the Stiffening Ring command to include all fields for the EN-13445 Ring dialog box. (DI-TX-38361)

  • Updated Tube Joint Type to the ASME 2021 edition. (CR-TX-38741)

  • Added a note to clarify how jacket calculations use the nozzle Projection Inside. (CR-TX-36204)

  • Added an explanation for the Weldability Limit Thickness default value used for Retirement Limit Calculations. (CR-TX-39437)

  • Added PD5500 limitations to Inside Knuckle Radius. (CR-TX-39099)

  • Added a note clarifying WRC nozzle loads when the nozzle is on a head element. (CR-TX-39478)

  • Removed the edition year from ASME Steel Stack. (CR-TX-39731)

  • Clarified UW-11(b) requirements for Longitudinal Seam Efficiency and Circumferential Seam Efficiency. (CR-TX-40026)

  • Corrected missing graphics for Figure Number for Type of Vessel in CodeCalc Help. (TR-TX-39982)

  • Updated the installation and silent installation instructions.

  • Clarified the descriptions of Nozzle Attachment, Hub Thickness, Hub Height, Bevel Height, and Obtain ASME Bevel Angle on the Nozzle Main Tab (Nozzle Input/Analysis Dialog Box).

PV Elite Overview

PV Elite consists of nineteen modules for the design and analysis of pressure vessels and heat exchangers, and assessment of fitness for service. The software provides the mechanical engineer with easy-to-use, technically sound, well-documented reports. The reports contain detailed calculations and supporting comments that speed and simplify the task of vessel design, re-rating, or fitness for service. The popularity of PV Elite is a reflection of Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions’ expertise in programming and engineering, and dedication to service and quality.

Calculations in PV Elite are based on the latest editions of national codes such as the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, or industry standards such as the Zick analysis method for horizontal drums. PV Elite offers exceptional ease of use that results in dramatic improvement in efficiency for both design and re-rating.

PV Elite features include:

  • A graphical user interface allowing you to add model data while seeing the vessel elements as they are added.

  • Horizontal and vertical vessels of cylinders, conical sections, and body flanges, as well as elliptical, torispherical, hemispherical, conical, and flat heads.

  • Saddle supports for horizontal vessels.

  • Leg and skirt supports at any location for vertical vessels.

  • Extensive on-line help.

  • Dead weight calculation from vessel details such as nozzles, lugs, rings, trays, insulation, packing, and lining.

  • Wall thickness calculations for internal and external pressure according to the rules of ASME Section VIII Divisions 1 and 2, PD 5500, and EN 13445.

  • Stiffener ring evaluation for external pressure.

  • Wind and seismic data using the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) standard, the Uniform Building Code (UBC), the National (Canadian) Building Code, India standards, as well as British, Mexican, Australian, Japanese, and European standards.

  • A user-defined unit system.

  • A complete examination of vessel structural loads, combining the effects of pressure, dead weight, and live loads in the empty, operating, and hydrotest conditions.

  • Logic to automatically increase wall thickness to satisfy requirements for pressure and structural loads, and introduce stiffener rings to address external pressure rules.

  • Structural load evaluation in terms of both tensile and compressive stress ratios to the allowable limits.

  • Detailed analysis of nozzles, flanges, and base rings.

  • Material libraries for all three design standards.

  • Component libraries containing pipe diameter and wall thickness, ANSI B16.5 flange pressure vs. temperature charts, and section properties for AISC, British, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Australian and South African structural shapes.

  • Thorough and complete printed analysis reports, with definable headings on each page. Comments and additions may be inserted at any point in the output.

What Distinguishes PV Elite From our Competitors?

Our staff of experienced pressure vessel engineers are involved in day-to-day software development, software support, and training. This approach has produced software that closely fits today’s requirements of the pressure vessel industry. Data entry is simple and straightforward through annotated input fields. PV Elite provides the widest range of modeling and analysis capabilities without becoming too complicated for simple system analysis. You can tailor PV Elite through default settings and customized databases. Comprehensive input graphics confirm model construction before analysis is made. The software’s interactive output processor presents results on the monitor for quick review or sends complete reports to a file, printer or Word document. PV Elite is an up-to-date package that not only uses standard analysis guidelines, but also provides the latest recognized opinions for these analyses.

PV Elite is a field-proven engineering analysis program and is a widely recognized product with a large customer base and an excellent support and development record.

What Can Be Designed?

PV Elite can design and analyze:

General Vessels

Enables users to perform wall thickness design and analysis of any vessel for realistic combinations of pressure, deadweight, nozzle, wind and seismic loads in accordance with ASME Section VIII Division 1 rules, Division 2 rules, PD 5500, and EN 13445. These calculations address minimum wall thickness for pressure and allowable longitudinal stress (both tension and compression) in the vessel wall for the expected structural load combinations.

Complete Vertical Vessels

Enables users to define vessels supported by skirts, legs or lugs for complete dead load and live load analysis. Stacked vessels with liquid are also addressed. Enables users to specify Hydrotest conditions for either vertical or horizontal test positions. Vessel MAWP includes hydrostatic head and ANSI B16.5 flange pressure limitations.

Complete Horizontal Vessels

Enables stress analysis of horizontal drums on saddle supports using the method of L. P. Zick. Results include stresses at the saddles, the midpoint of the vessel and in the heads.

Getting Started and Workflows

This section focuses on getting started and the fundamental workflows PV Elite.

  • Input – Enter information required to define the vessel, its service requirements, and its design guidelines.

  • Analysis – Translate the input data with design and analysis algorithms, apply the rules of the appropriate code or standard, and generate results.

  • Output – Present a comprehensive final report of the results.

Understanding the Interface

The main PV Elite window has a quick access toolbar in the top left corner (indicated with a red 1 in the picture below), which you can customize with the commands that you use most or use the Undo and Redo functionality. Directly below the quick access toolbar is a series of ribbons (2) and panels. On the Home tab, are data file commands (3 File Panel). You can also add elements (4 Elements Panel) and details (5 Details Panel) to the current element.

PV Elite breaks a vessel into an assemblage of individual elements—heads, shells, cones, body flanges, and/or a skirt—and the components on these elements. A quick look at the screen above shows the data (11) defining one element in the graphic view (13). Except for From Node and To Node, the data is common to all vessel wall thickness calculations. The From Node and To Node inputs are necessary to assemble the individual elements into the complete vessel and are automatically assigned by PV Elite. A complete vessel is required if all dead and live loads are to be included in the design or analysis. However, PV Elite will run wall thickness calculations on elements without constructing the entire vessel.

The body of the screen contains either two or three areas – a table of the Element Data (11), a table of the Element Additional Data (12) and the graphic area which contains an image of the current status of the entire vessel or the current element (13). A status bar displays (17) across the bottom of the screen and displays the element count, the position and orientation of the current element, quick internal pressure calculations for the current element.

When you click in the data areas (11 and 12), the Tab key moves the highlight (and control) through its input cells. In most element data areas, press Enter to register the data and move the focus to the next field. The exception is at combo boxes where clicking the arrow displays the available choices. Throughout the software, F1 displays help for the highlighted data item. After you are familiar with these screen controls, a combination of mouse and keystroke commands will provide the most efficient navigation through the software.

Some of the data input in PV Elite is controlled through a data grid (11 and 12). To enter the data, click the mouse on the data text, such as Inside Diameter, and type the input value. The cursor will not blink over the numeric/alphanumeric values until typing has begun. After the data is entered, press Enter or Tab to proceed. The arrow keys can also be used to navigate between the input fields.

The right mouse button is used to select vessel details on the vessel graphic. Combo boxes have the down arrow button at the right end of the input cell.

When the 3D View (13) is active, a few more keys are available. No special highlight appears, but the string PgUp/PgDn/Home/End displays at the bottom graphics area. This indicates that these keys are now active. The image in the graphics area shows the current state of the input for the vessel model with its elements and the details on these elements. Switch between 2D and 3D views using the tabs at the bottom of the screen (16).

When the 2D View is active, one of the elements is highlighted. The Element Data and Element Additional Data sections (11 and 12) define this element. By pressing Page Up or Page Down, the highlight changes from one element to the next through the vessel. Press the Home and End keys to move the highlight to the first and last elements in the vessel. Also, you can click the left mouse button while selecting the element to highlight it. After an element is highlighted, detail information for that element may be accessed. With the mouse, click the right mouse button for the existing detail image to display. To add details to the current element, click the appropriate detail on the Details panel (5) and enter the necessary data.

The News Feed contains product information, such as the latest product version. In addition, you can refer to the page for upcoming events, product training opportunities, and future webinars. You can use the quick icon links at the bottom to get to the product web pages, the latest newsletter/blog postings, and Intergraph CAS social media sites.

Set Interface Language

The PV Elite interface is available in several languages. Use Options > Language to select the language that you want to use.

La interfaz de PV Elite está disponible en varios idiomas. Utilice Opciones> Idioma para seleccionar el idioma que desea utilizar.

L’interface PV Elite est disponible en plusieurs langues. Utilisez Options> Langue pour sélectionner la langue que vous souhaitez utiliser.

L’interfaccia PV Elite è disponibile in diverse lingue. Utilizzare Opzioni> Lingua per selezionare la lingua che si desidera utilizzare.

O interface de PV Elite está disponível em vários idiomas. Use Opções> Idioma para selecionar o idioma que você deseja usar.

Input Processors

The Input items are used to define the other types of data that might be necessary for an analysis: design constraints, report headings, general input data, and live (Wind Loads (Wind Data Tab) and Seismic Loads (Seismic Data Tab)) load definitions. Each command activates an input data tab in the bottom-left corner of the window. You can re-order the tabs as you like. The Design Constraints Tab data is important because this is where the overall analysis for this vessel is defined and controlled.

The Component Analysis option allows you to enter data and analyze without building a vessel. These are Intergraph’s CodeCalc analysis modules, some of which are not incorporated directly into PV Elite. CodeCalc, Intergraph’s popular vessel component analysis package is included in PV Elite.

Status Bar

The status bar across the bottom of the window displays information about your vessel in real time. Values that display in red need attention. You can show or hide the status bar using the Toggle Status Bar option on the View tab.

The Component Analysis option allows you to enter data and analyze without building a vessel. These are Intergraph’s CodeCalc analysis modules, some of which are not incorporated directly into PV Elite. CodeCalc, Intergraph’s popular vessel component analysis package is included in PV Elite.

Status Bar

The status bar across the bottom of the window displays information about your vessel in real time. Values that display in red need attention. You can show or hide the status bar using the Toggle Status Bar option on the View tab.

After analyzing a file, when you display the tooltip, the Tmin row displays the calculated minimum thickness of the element/detail as well as the element which governs the MAWP.

Adding Details

With the elements defined, enough information exists to run through the pressure calculations but the total vessel weight is not yet set. Much of this information is specified as element details. Nozzles, insulation, operating fluid, platforms and the like are all entered as details on the various elements. PV Elite calculates the weight of each of these items and account for them in the various analyses. Details such as saddles, lugs and legs are also used to locate support points on the vessel—important data for load calculations.

Details can only be specified on the current element. To enter the first detail, highlight (make current) the element that will hold the detail, and click the appropriate DETAIL command. Allowing the cursor to rest on the toolbar button displays a tool tip definition of the button. Select the detail and enter the data in the screen that follows. For more information, see Details Panel.

Use the Help button on the detail screen or press [F1] to learn more about the requested data. Define all details necessary to develop the proper total vessel load.

Specifying Global Data – Loads and Design Constraints

Although default values allow the analysis to proceed, other data should be set before the analysis continues. These data are the required live loads and design constraints, and the optional vessel identification and report headings. These data are accessed and entered through the Input/Output Panel on the Home tab. The Heading Tab allows the specification of three lines of data, which appears at the top of each page in the printed output. The heading data also includes title page entry, which appears at the beginning of the input echo report.

Select Input > Design Constraints and then select the Design Constraints Tab to display the design data.

Design Data includes vessel identification along with items that affect the design and analysis of the vessel; items such as type of hydrostatic testing and degree of radiographic examination appear here. It is important to note that this is where the design code is set – Division 1, Division 2, PD 5500 or EN 13445.

The Design Modification area holds four inputs that control the redesign of the vessel should the user-entered wall thickness be insufficient for the analyzed loads. If a box is checked, the software increase the element’s wall thickness so that it meets or exceeds the requirements for that load category. There are four boxes for three load types: one box for internal pressure, two boxes for external pressure (either increase the wall thickness or locate stiffener rings along the vessel to satisfy the buckling requirements), and one box for the variety of structural loads that develop longitudinal stresses in the vessel wall. The software provides the option of rounding up a required thickness to a nominal value (such as the next 1/16 inch or 1 mm) in the Configuration dialog box.

The Load Cases Tab displays nineteen default structural load cases for the analysis. These cases cover the extent of structural loads on the vessel wall. Each case contains a pressure component (axial) 1, a weight component (both axial and bending), and a live load component (bending). The axial stresses are combined with the bending stresses to produce a total stress in the vessel wall. Both tensile and compressive stresses are compared to their allowable limits. Refer to the table below for a definition of terms used in the Load Case input.

These pressure calculations should not be confused with those used for the wall thickness requirements defined in ASME Section VIII and PD 5500. Here, internal and hydrostatic pressures are used to calculate a longitudinal, tensile stress in the vessel wall and the external pressure a similar compressive stress in the wall.



Live Load

NP – No Pressure

EW – Empty Weight

WI – Wind

IP – Internal Pressure

OW – Operating Weight

EQ – Earthquake

EP – External Pressure

HW – Hydrostatic Weight

HI – Wind at Hydrostatic Weight conditions

HP – Hydrostatic Pressure

CW – Empty Weight No CA

HE – Earthquake at Hydrostatic Weight conditions

EE – Bending Stress due to Earthquake Moment (Empty)

VF – Vortex Shedding Filled

VO – Vortex Shedding Operating

VE – Vortex Shedding Empty

WE – Wind Bending Empty New and Cold

WF – Wind Bend Filled New and Cold

CW – Axial Weight Stress New and Cold

FS – Axial Stress, Seismic

PW – Axial Stress Wind

Nozzle Design Options are used to set the overall pressure requirements for the nozzles on this vessel and also to include the maximum allowable pressure – new and cold (MAP nc) case in the nozzle checks. The Installation | Misc. Options option displays a screen to specify where certain vessel details will be added – either at the fabrication shop or in the field. This data is used to properly set the detail weights for the empty and operating conditions.

Wind and earthquake information is entered on the Wind Loads or Seismic Loads. PV Elite generates live loads based on the criteria established by one of many standards, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Uniform Building Code (UBC), the (Canadian) National Building Code (NBC), and the Indian National Standard. Wind loads can also be specified directly as a wind pressure profile. PV Elite references these codes for live loads only. ASME Section VIII or PD 5500 rules apply for all other calculations. The screen below shows the data required for the default codes. PV Elite uses these criteria to set the magnitude of the live load and bending moment on each element of the vessel.

After the element, detail, and global data is entered and checked, the model is ready for error processing and analysis.

Error Checking

The Input Processor makes many data consistency checks during the input session. For example, the processor creates an error message if you try to specify a nozzle 20 feet from the bottom of a 10-foot shell element. However, not all data can be confirmed on input so a general error processor is run prior to the analysis. This error processor can be run as a stand-alone from the Analyze panel, Error Check Only .

In addition to the notes that are presented on the screen during error checking, these error messages appear in the output report and are accessible through the output review processor.

As with all engineering and designing, the vessel analyst must use common sense to insure the model is basically correct. This is a great advantage of the 3D graphics as it reveals obvious errors.

Modeling Basics

PV Elite breaks a vessel into an assemblage of individual elements—heads, shells, cones, body flanges, and/or a skirt—and the components on these elements. Vessels are defined one element to the next – from bottom to top for vertical vessels and from left to right for horizontal vessels.

Before starting PV Elite, most users collect the necessary data for the vessel design or analysis. Collecting data to define these elements before starting the program is not required but it will make the most efficient use of the designer’s time. Typical input items include actual or proposed values for vessel material, inside diameter, operating temperatures and pressures, wind and seismic site data, nozzle and ring location to name a few. If necessary, the input processor can be terminated at any time and restarted later if any missing data need be collected. With the program’s graphic display of the vessel input, it is easy to recall the current state of an unfinished model or identify where data is missing or incomplete.