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Bentley to advance piping and vessel design

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Bentley Systems has announced additional design code updates for the CONNECT Edition applications of AutoPIPE and AutoPIPE Vessel. These design code updates aim to reduce the cost and time to produce compliant piping and vessel designs for any plant project. AutoPIPE and AutoPIPE Vessel provide comprehensive design code coverage, ensuring project compliance anywhere in the world.

Updates to the design codes for the CONNECT Editions of AutoPIPE and AutoPIPE Vessel include:

  • ASME B31 J, a draft standard method to calculate stress intensification and flexibility factors for metallic piping components used in B31 piping analysis.
  • GB 150 pressure vessel design code that uses calculations for material thicknesses with safety factors, hydrotest pressure, and weld joint efficiency.
  • 2015 update for the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel code, the most popular pressure vessel design code in the world.

The addition of ASME B31 J to the CONNECT Edition of AutoPIPE will provide comprehensive design code coverage for users in the oil and gas industry. The updates to the CONNECT Edition of AutoPIPE Vessel will enable users to stay current with the latest global code updates and address requirements in the Chinese market.

“AutoPIPE brand products continue to broaden their reach with new design standards and codes for pipe and vessel design, but significantly, with the CONNECT Edition. The CONNECT Editions of both AutoPIPE and AutoPIPE Vessel offer users a new way to collaborate, produce better designs, and gain insight into their project performance,” said Raoul Karp, Bentley Vice President, Structural and Bridge Analysis.

“Bentley’s AutoPIPE allows the user to efficiently and successfully model code-compliant piping systems in a fast paced engineering industry,” said Christian Gomez, Project Engineer, Veizades & Associates Inc.

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