Month: August 2019

CAESAR II vs START-PROF Piping Stress Analysis Software Comparison

By Alex Matveev

In this article, we will compare START-PROF and Caesar II functions. In START-PROF all pipes, fittings, and nodes are objects. Each object has it’s properties. For example, you can place

August 31, 2019

How to use ASME B31J-2017 and FEM for SIF and k-factors for Stress Analysis

By Alex Matveev

How to use ASME B31J SIF and k-factors in PASS/START-PROF For a long time, there was a need for a standard method to develop stress intensification factors (SIFs or i-factors)

August 28, 2019

What if Piping Continuation is Unknown? Part 2. Underground Piping

By Alex Matveev

Continued from Part 1 What if Underground Piping Continuation is Unknown? It is necessary to specify the correct boundary conditions while modeling main pipeline stations: valve station, pig launcher, pump and compressor

August 26, 2019

Modeling Relief Valve (Pressure Safety Valve) Thrust force

By Alex Matveev

Start-Prof can estimate the support loads and stresses caused by relief valve discharge by static method. The relief valve discharge thrust load acts on elbow 28. In Start-Prof it should

August 24, 2019

What if Piping Continuation is Unknown? Part 1. Above Ground Piping

By Alex Matveev

What if Above Ground Piping Continuation is Unknown? The correct model and boundary conditions are very important for accurate piping stress analysis. Unfortunately, some inexperienced piping stress analysis software users made mistakes

August 14, 2019