PV Elite makes defining pressure boundary conditions for vessels and exchangers easy, even for load sets that require significant data input. PV Elite streamlines data entry by breaking the input down into sensible subsets. Help on any input item is only a keystroke away.
PV Elite’s graphical representation of analysis models helps ensure confidence in the input and results. With PV Elite, analysis models can be viewed and manipulated with complete ease.
PV Elite performs calculations in accordance with ASME Section VIII Divisions 1 & 2, PD 5500 and EN 13445. Rules from API579 (Fitness for Service) are also included for evaluating the current state and remaining life of existing vessels.
Outputs and Reports
To simplify inspection requirements, PV Elite lists the most important equations such as required thickness and maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) and also groups results by type (e.g. internal pressure, external pressure, bending stress, nozzles and flanges). Overall results are summarized where the element or detail controlling the overall vessel MAWP is identified.
Materials and Codes
PV Elite is a global package with international code rules plus extensive region-specific content. Vessel material definitions, piping and steel component data, local wind loads and local seismic loads of many regional markets are all included.
PV Elite interfaces with other popular software packages for finite element analysis, foundation design and drafting. PV Elite also shares a bi-directional link to Hexagon PPM CADWorx® Equipment module and Hexagon PPM PV Fabricator™.
Hexagon PPM PV Fabricator
PV Fabricator has advanced tools for the accurate and speedy production of fabrication deliverables of pressure vessels and heat exchangers. When linked to PV Elite, PV Fabricator can deliver substantial savings over existing drafting methods.
Hexagon PPM® PV Elite ™
Vessel Design and Analysis
Exchanger Design and Analysis
Tubesheet Design and Analysis
Rectangular and Non-Circular Vessel Analysis
Individual Component Analysis
Design Tools and Wizards
Comprehensive Error Checking
Saddle, Leg and Skirt Design
Analysis for Horizontal Shipping of Vertical Vessels
International Vessel Codes
Extensive Material Databases
Steel Databases and Modeling
Links to Hexagon PPM CADWorx Equipment
Links to Hexagon PPM PV Fabricator
Microsoft Windows XP Pro or Windows Vista Ultimate (minimum)
Process and Plant Design, Piping, Equipment, Petrochemical, Chemical, Power, Offshore, Food, Beverage, Brewing, Pharmaceutical, Water Treatment and Shipbuilding.
Hexagon PPM® PV Elite® is compatible with Windows desktop operating systems listed below.
Additional details on the life-cycle of Microsoft operating systems can be obtained from
Microsoft’s web site at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/
Desktop Operating System
Windows 7/8* Professional (32 & 64 bit)
Windows 7/8* Ultimate (32 & 64 bit)
Windows 7/8* Enterprise (32 & 64 bit)
These operating systems are tested by Hexagon PPM. PV Elite does not support Windows 7/8 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium. The software does not support Windows Vista Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Business, and Ultimate.
* Windows 8 – Enable .Net 3.5 prior to installing PV Elite.
Windows XP Professional with SP3 (32 bit)
This operating system is tested by Hexagon PPM.
Windows Server (all versions)
Only tested by Hexagon PPM for the installation of network licensing systems (NetHASP License Manager).
Hexagon PPM Recommended System Requirements for PV Elite:
Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium IV or higher AMD Athlon dual-core processor or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM or higher (Windows XP) or 4 GB RAM or higher (Windows 7/8)
Display: 1280×1024 or higher, with True Color
Video Card: 256 MB or greater video RAM, OpenGL 1.1 or later, DirectX 9.0 or later, drivers updated with the latest manufacturer’s drivers (Motherboard-integrated video cards not recommended for desktop systems.)
Remote Technologies: Citrix XenApp 6.0 required on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise