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NTP Truboprovod
Piping Systems Research & Engineering Co.

Version 4.82R2
Developed since 1966, operated since 1969
Russian piping code stress analysis de facto standard
Start-Prof evaluates the piping stress from pipe thermal expansion and other loads including seismic, pipe support loads
according to Russian, ASME and Chinese codes. The first edition of the Start-Prof Software has been introduced in 1969.
Today Start-Prof is the most popular pipe stress analysis software in Russia and CIS countries. It has become a pipe stress
analysis de facto standard for process and power piping, gas and oil transportation systems, and district heating piping
systems and hot water piping in Russia and CIS countries.
Start-Prof is used by more than 1500 companies in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan,
China, Japan, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Serbia, Finland, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and South Korea. The total
number of the licenses exceeds 8000. Start-Prof is widely used by major plants and design companies in chemical, oil & gas,
power, metallurgy and other industries.
START has a Russian, English and Chinese user interface, user guide, and help system.
Due to ongoing feedback from a lot of users, cross-testing with other software, quality assurance system, it is well
verified. Every new version passes quality assurance testing with more than 200 special verification models.
The Start-Prof Software is fully certified according to Russian standards.
System requirements: Windows 7/8/10, IA-32 or AMD64/EM64T processor, Memory 1Gb and more, Graphics card with
OpenGL 2.0 or higher, support NVIDIA or AMD/ATI, recommended NVIDIA GeForce 7000 or higher or Radeon X300 or
higher with 1Gb or more memory.
Start-Prof performs stress analysis according to various Russian, Chinese and American piping codes:
• Power piping: ASME B31.1, DL/T 5366-2014, RD 10-249-98
• Central heating: CJJ/T 81-2013, GOST R 55596-2013
• Process piping: GOST 32388-2013
• Gas & oil pipeline transportation systems: SNiP 2.05.06-85, SP 36.13330.2012
• Fiberglass piping: ISO 14692-3:2002/Cor 1:2005
• Plastic piping stress analysis (HDPE, PP, PVC, PE-RT, PVDF, etc.): GOST 32388-2013
• Wind loads per ASCE 7-16 (USA), EN 1991-1-4:2005+A1:2010 (Europe), GB 50009-2012 (China), IS.875.3.1987
(India), SP 20.13330.2016 (Russia), IBC 2012, UBC 1997, AZ/NZS 1170.2:2011 (New Zeland), NBC 2010 (Canada), NBR
06123-1988 (Brazil), BS 6399-2 (Britain), TKP EN 1991-1-4 2009 (Belarus), CNS (Taiwan), NSR-10 (Columbia)
• Snow loads per ASCE 7-16 (USA), EN 1991-1-3:2003+A1:2015 (Europe), GB 50009-2012 (China), SP 20.13330.2016
(Russia), NBC 2010 (Canada)
• Ice loads per ASCE 7-16 (USA), GB 50009-2012 (China), SP 20.13330.2016 (Russia)
• Seismic loads per GB50011-2010 (China), SNiP II-7-81* (Russia), SP 14.13330.2014 (Russia), NP-031-01 (Russia)
Types of Piping
The following types of pipelines are covered:
• Above-ground piping, underground and buried pipeline
• Branched and closed contour pipelines
• With different types of expansion joints
• With various types of restraints and boundary conditions
• With different external loads (thermal expansion, dead weight, pressure, concentrated and distributed forces, supports
displacement, hanger, settlement, pre-stretch, etc.)
• Operating at low (cryogenic), medium and high temperatures. For high temperature pipelines the creep and stress
relaxation effects are considered.
• With internal and external pressure (vacuum). For vacuum pipelines a local stability analysis of walls is performed
Seismic analysis
• Made from different materials: steel piping, nonferrous materials, FRP, GRP piping, Plastic piping
The software includes five databases:
• “Materials”: includes physical properties of pipeline elements and materials
• “Springs”: includes properties of spring hanger tables per OST 108.764.01-80, MVN 049-63, OST 24.125.109-01,
MN 3958-62, LISEGA, WITZENMANN, NBT 47039-2013, China Power
• “Constant load hangers”: includes properties of constant load hangers WITZENMANN, NB/T 47038-2013
• “Soils”: includes mechanical and physical properties of soils for buried piping modelling
• “Expansion joints”: includes properties of axial, gimbal, lateral flexible joints
• “Insulation”: includes insulation weight values depending on the insulation structure, temperature and pipe diameter
• “Bends”, “Tees”, “Reducers”: includes properties of fittings per Russian standards
Start-Prof User interface

Address:111524, Moscow, Plekhanova str. 7 b.1
Member of Expert Association
Tel.: +7(495) 737-36-16; Tel./fax +7(495) 368-50-65
of hazardous industrial facilities,
Gosgortekhnadzor, Russian Federation

ru Gosgortekhnadzor. Plekhanova str. Tel.truboprovod. Russian Federation Website: http://www. one can do the following: • Analyze stress of L. Start software is designed for rapid flexibility estimation of piping fittings. GOST 32601-2013 and Kellogg method (L. we have implemented a working tool along with piping handbook for a piping designer — a START-Elements option. START-Elements — Piping Design Software Tool Besides analysis of arbitrary configuration pipelines. external pressure (vacuum) and soil pressure loads • Calculate minimum pipeline laying depth for underground pipeline stability analysis • Calculate maximum pipeline laying depth for buried pipeline by polyurethane insulation stress analysis • Calculate allowable load on saddle support for large-diameter pipes • Calculate allowable distances between single action (one time) compensators and their closing temperature • Calculate bellows stiffness if the manufacturer’s data are absent • Flange leak check • Centrifugal pump load check per API 610 (ISO 13709). their strength and stability .C. Moscow.: +7(495) 737-36-16. 7 b. Peng Pipe stress engineering) Address:111524./fax +7(495) 368-50-65 of hazardous industrial facilities.1 Member of Expert Association Tel. Using START-Elements. Z and U-shaped piping loops (buried and above-ground) • Pipe and fitting wall thickness calculation or maximum pressure according to the code selected • Calculate maximum allowable distances between supports via strength and stiffness analysis • Check general and local stability of straight and curved pipe elements under the thermal expansion. E-mail: start@truboprovod.

Ural Power Engineering Centre (PEC). forces. UralEnergochermet (Ekaterinburg). Volga region PEC. Intergraph CADWorx. DL/T 5366. DAELIM Industrial (South Korea). The error checker flexibility. GIAP (Moscow). and Central Asia deformations of expansion joints and vacuum line • Technical support from Start-Prof developers walls stability factors • Pipeline deformed shape view Interfaces • Colour illustration of code criteria in piping output • Import from PDMS. VNIIST-Neftegasproject (Moscow). NIIK (Dzerzhinsk). China Academy of Sciences. VNIPIneft (Moscow). displacements. Neftgaz Sanoat Lohiya (Uzbekistan) etc./fax +7(495) 368-50-65 of hazardous industrial facilities. UAB Bioprojektas (Lithuania). Bashgiproneftekhim (Ufa). petrochemistry: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Plekhanova str.r. Ukrgipromez (Ukraine. Oil and gas industry. Project-Engineering Center New Generation (Russia).13330). Plant4D. Ashinskiy Metallurgical Works (Asha). Omskneftekhimproject. Chelyabgipromez (Chelyabinsk). JOHN Brown Engineering (UK). Beijing Thermal Engineering Design. polybutene (PB). Dnepropetrovsk).05. MECHEL Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant. MECHEL Izhstal (Izhevsk).t. Jinan Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute. Giprotyumenneftegaz. Tel. SIBUR Kemerovo Azot.: +7(495) 737-36-16. Petersburg). Metallurgy: Uralgipromez (Ekaterinburg). Yinchuan planning & design institute (China). TogliattiAzot. one-directional restraints Editor) • Interaction between pipeline and soil in buried • Object-oriented data input pipelines. E-mail: start@truboprovod. GIAP (Grodno. VNIPITRANSGAZ (Ukraine. taking into account nonlinear soil • Input data error checking and reports. 7 b. Giprogazoochistka (Moscow).1. Two times lower than other pipe stress software • Nonlinear effects by friction in sliding. Lengiproneftekhim (St. Minsk). polyvinylchloride systems) (PVC) e. China Northeast Municipal.06-85. Petersburg). Autodesk Plant3D. Giprokauchuk (Moscow). Design Institute of Russian Scientific Center Applied Chemistry (St. RUSAL VAMI (St. according to GOST 32388-2013 • Bi-directional interface with PDMS • Import model from Intergraph Caesar II neutral format (. GAZPROM design institutes: Giprogazcenter (Nizhny Novgorod). Russian Federation Website: http://www. Europe support & nozzle loads. Angarskneftekhimproekt. VNIPIgazdobycha (Saratov). • Wide reliable network of distributors throughout Russia. LUKOIL-Permnefteorgsintez. RD 10-249-98) and District START-Power heating (CJJ/T 81. Giprosintez (Volgograd). VNIPIET. Surgutneftegaz design institutes: SurgutNIPIneft. Shenyang Thermal Engineering Design and Research Institute. Qingdao Kaiyuan Heating Engineering Design and Research Institute. ACRON (Veliky Novgorod). (Japan). Chemistry: Poyry Industry Oy (Finland). polypropylene (PP). Regional engineering centers and energy generation companies: Institute TeploElektroProekt (Russia). and other Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF).cii) • Export of pipeline model to AutoCAD dxf file • Export analysis reports to Microsoft Word Pricing Options Option Description Include codes: Power piping (ASME B31. All-Russian Thermal Engineering Institute – VTI. Address:111524. TECHNIP (Moscow). UPII VNIPIET etc. Giprovostokneft (Samara). Gosgortekhnadzor. Jilin Gas And Heating Engineering Design Institute. Petersburg). NIICHIMMASH (Moscow). Rosneft design institutes: Samaraneftehimproekt. GOST R 55596). location or in one of our training centers for additional fee • Analysis results include code stress tables. Rosneft-NTC.o. FRP/GRP/GRE piping (ISO 14692) START-Professional Include all codes Some reference Users of Start-Prof Software Power and Heating Supply Industries: Beijing deyu technical service. PlantSpace. guide and • User friendly interface spring supports. BelNIPIenergoprom (Belarus). LUKOIL- Rostovneftekhimproject. EuroChem Tulagiprohim. Ukrneftekhimproject (Ukraine). Advantages Analysis and Design Features • Low price. Belorusneft-NeftekhimProject (Belorus. (Czech Republic). Grodno Khimvolokno (Belarus) . SmartPlant.1 Member of Expert Association Tel. Gipromez (Magnitogorsk). KGPII VNIPIET.truboprovod. Sayanskkhimplast.c. Atomenergoprom design institutes: Atomenergoproekt. CEA Plant4D. VNIPIenergoprom (Russia). Kiev). Institute of Architecture Design & Research. large-rotational rods and • Operation Mode Editor (smart implementation of Load Case hangers. EuroChem Azot (Novomoskovsk). Petersburg). KazNIPIenergoprom (Kazakhstan). IrkutskNIIhimmash. Gazproektengineering (Voronezh). Gandras Ebergoefektas (Lithuania). OÜ Aither (Estonia). Tyumenneftegazproject. PUR insulation layer and expansion analyzes the user input and checks for consistency from both cushions engineering and geometrical point of view • PUR insulation stress analysis • Context-sensitive help system and detailed user manual • Automatic spring hanger and constant load • Automatic on-the-fly checking of all pipes and fittings allowable hanger selection pressure • Bourdon effect in pipeline and bends having initial • Analysis of multipurpose pipelines with various location ovality (including vacuum lines) in accordance with different codes and • Equipment and vessel nozzle stiffness effect (only standards with START-Nozzle option) • Vessel nozzles flexibility calculation • Prestressed long radius curved pipes analysis • Integration with Hydrosystem software • Vacuum line walls stability analysis considering • Training by our certified specialists that can be provided at your stiffening rings reinforcement. oil and gas refining. Fiberglass piping (ISO 14692) Include codes: Process piping (GOST 32388) and Gas & oil transmission pipelines START-Process (SNiP 2. Belarus). Moscow. Bentley AutoPlant. Heilongjiang Academy of Forestry Research and Design Institute. Кey Industry Engineering Group s. SP 36. TyumenNIIgiprogas. Heilongjiang Haote Thermal Design. Evraz – Zapsib Steel Mill (Novokuznetsk). Vyksa Steel Works etc. Sterlitamak Petrochemical Plant. PCF format files (provided by • Plastic piping analysis polyethylene (PE). Giprokislorod (Moscow). Tyumengiprotruboprovod. Plastpolymer (St.