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PV Elite

PV Elite

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Published by: Christine Ellis on Mar 26, 2012
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PV Elite 2008
January 2008, Issued January 2008
PV Elite
is a Windows (2000/XP) based program. This version has been developed and tested on Windows XP.This version should also run and install on Windows 2000 and Windows Vista.
 Launching the program PVE.EXE starts
PV Elite
.Some of the new features in this version are:
 ASME Code 2007 Updates, including changes to the material tables, Yield Stress Table, Appendix 26 etc.
 Australian AS 1170 1993 Seismic Code Added
 Australian Wind Code updated
Canadian NBC 2005 Wind Code Added
Canadian NBC 2005 Seismic Code Added
European EN 1991-1-4:2005 (E) Wind Code has been added
Several Items are being added to the Access database Export Function
The nozzle dialog has been updated and improved especially for Angled Nozzles
The Get Loads dll function has been updated to work with the latest version (5.10) of CAESAR II
Expanded Nozzle Material Change function to be able to exclude selected nozzles
Output Processor has support for user defined “Word” Headers
Output reports can now be moved up or down in the list
Nozzle Sketches have been added to the nozzle reports
Explicit Expansion Joint ID input has been added for toroidal bellows
Pads are shown on legs and support lugs in the 3D graphics if there are any
 Added and updated help for z/h, new wind and seismic codes etc.
 Added Input for bottom head piping and updated the 3D graphics and weight calculations to reflect this.
Required thickness of the “lap” on which lap joints sit is now calculated.
 ASME VIII-1 Weld Sketch Q is now explicitly handled.
The Division II Fatigue curve can be specified for the fatigue analysis (nozzle dialog).
MDMT’s are now calculated for ANSI Flanges.
 Added Scalar multipliers for nozzle loads that are read through the Excel File
 ASME U-1 Form Added
Tube Layout Assistant Program added
Plus several other new features
Component (
)Analysis Features
 ASME Code 2007 Addenda Updates, including changes to the material tables 1A.1B and the Yield Stress Table.
Updated and Improved Lifting Lug Dialog
Plus others
The installation program has been modified to allow a local installation or a client only installation.Please note that periodically we will post fixes to the software on our web site at the location sited below. If you arehaving trouble with a particular calculation, check the
web site to see if there is a later version available thatmay fix your problem (also available from the
PV Elite
help menu). You should always run the latest version of thesoftware.There have been some computational changes that have been made to the program, especially with how nozzles oncones are reinforced under external pressure. In some cases, the reinforcement requirement may change whencompared with previous versions of 
PV Elite
.The nozzle dialog has also been modified for easier input for anglednozzles. Even though the program will attempt to update the old input to the new format, there may be some manualintervention needed to insure the input is correct.
Contacting COADE
We welcome your comments and suggestions regarding
.Problems, comments, and suggestions shouldbe directed to the
development staff. Our current contact information is:
(phone) 281-890-4566
(fax) 281-890-3301
(e-mail) techsupport@coade.com
(web) http://www.coade.comBest Regards,
PV Elite
Development Staff 
2008 PV Elite User Guide

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