Intergraph Process, Power & Marine Introduces PV Elite 2016 Software
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, part of Hexagon, launches PV Elite 2016, the newest version of its complete solution for vessel and heat exchanger design, analysis and evaluation for engineers, designers, estimators, fabricators and inspectors.
PV Elite 2016 offers numerous productivity enhancements, according to the company. Nozzle input calculation time was reportedly cut from one hour to minutes. Flanges on nozzles can be connected more easily. Nozzles on a blind flange can be placed on an Appendix 2 flange on a nozzle. Element edges are displayed, which makes it easier to see if a nozzle is placed too close to a weld seam. Symbols and graphics prevent work having to be repeated and the cost of wasted materials.
PV Elite now supports the latest code updates, including:
• 2013 B 16.5 code
• 2015 ASME code
• Wind and seismic updates from the 2015 IBC code
• Tubesheet updates from the 2015 PD 5500 code
The latest version of PV Elite exports to the .VUE file format. Users can create a PV Elite model, then export and import the file into the SmartPlant Review environment. This helps import models quickly without having to input data again. The software also features enhancements to output generation, reporting, configuration, documentation and graphics.