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Q3 2017 Company Updates & Announcement
Important Industry News - B31J - 2017

The ASME B31 Committees recently officially released the new Standard we refer to as "B31J - 2017". This officially makes B31J - 2017 available and part of the B.31 Code. This is a fundamental transformation for pressure vessel and piping design, and it will impact virtually every PVP design project in the future. B31J marks the first major improvement in the treatement of SIFs, k-factors, and SSIs in the Code in the last 40+ years. For those who take the time to understand and implement this new approach, more accurate designs, a reduction in costs related to design, construction, and lifecycle maintenance of a plant, and a simultaneous improvement in safety will be possible.

To see a joint Webinar put on between PRG and Intergraph on this subject, on September 6, 2017, please see the following announcement by Intergraph by clicking HERE.

For More information on B31J and FEATools, please click HERE.

Company News - New PRG Product Version Releases -
FEPipe version 10 and NozzlePRO version 12

Paulin Research Group is very close to releasing version 10.0 of FEPipe and version 12.0 of NozzlePRO. We expect to release these versions in mid to late September, 2017. When this major version release is ready for distribution, all of our current and past customers will be notified by email. We will be offering a support reinstatement "special" to give customers a chance to get back and support and then receive this very important update to our products. For a brief summary of the planned new functionality that will be in these releases, click HERE. Also see the Webinars discussed below for presentations by Tony Paulin on the new products and new features in this upcoming major release.

Company News - We will see you at the September 26 CAU Event in Sugarland, TX

Paulin Research Group will be at the September 26, 2017 Intergraph CAU event in Sugarland, TX. We will be sponsoring a booth and a morning coffee break. We would love for you to stop by and ask us questions about FEATools, B31J, BOS B31, our upcoming version releases, or any piping or pressure vessel design questions you may have.

Upcoming Webinar Schedule
The following PRG Webinars and Joint PRG/Intergraph Webinar will be held in the upcoming months to cover both B.31J and the new version releases of NozzlePRO and FEPipe, and related important topics
JOINT WEBINAR - FEATools and B31J Focus - September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017- Joint PRG and Intergraph Webinar on B31J, version 3.1 of FEATools, and version 12 of NozzlePRO - Click HERE to Register

PRG PRODUCT VERSION UPDATE (RELEASE) WEBINARS

October 24 - NozzlePRO version 12.0, new features and functionality -
Registration Links to be sent out and announced in the near future

November 14 - FEPipe version 10.0, new features and functionality -
Registration Links to be sent out and announced in the near future

MISCELLANEOUS FOLLOW-UP WEBINARS ON SPECIFIC PROGRAMS AND TOPICS

September 28 - B31J Coverage with a focus on bends and nozzle connections. BOS B31 -
Registration for this Webinar will be available in the near future

October 17 - ASME Section VIII - Div. 2 Nonlinear Nozzle Design Rules. B31J. Pipe Shoes - Registration for this Webinar will be available in the near future

November 7 - Caesar/FEATools Models - Bends with attachments - Refractory lined bends and branch connections - Commercial Tees - EN103253 Type A,B Olets -
Registration for this Webinar will be available in the near future

December 5 - API-661 and FEA - Thermal gradients on Bends with attachments - BOS B31 and B31.3 Sec. 310.5.1 (pipe geysering and flashing load analysis) -
Registration for this Webinar will be available in the near future

December 10 - BOS B31 features and typical load mechanisms -
Registration for this Webinar will be available in the near future

January 9 - Using point clouds to validate piping systems. Fitness for Service (FFS) calculations using both Linear and Non-Linear methods. -
Registration for this Webinar will be available in the near future

January 30 - Using point clouds in measurement applications - Ke calcs for fatigue in Nozzles -
Registration for this Webinar will be available in the near future

PAULIN Research Group Core Products
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FE/Pipe™
Template-based FEA of complex PVP structures
NozzlePRO™
Rapid single component FEA modeling & analysis
PCLGold™
Advanced FEA-based pipe stress analysis. Currently part of FEPipe.
A Revolution in Piping Design and Analysis: FEATools™

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PRG is proud to announce that Intergraph is now selling, distributing, and providing support for a new PRG product called FEATools™. This product is a valuable collection of easy to use FEA analysis modules and a CAESAR II FEA "Translator" (conversion program) that will significantly improve designs and stress analysis of piping systems. More information on FEATools™ can be found on the Intergraph web site by clicking HERE.

PRG and Intergraph presented two detailed joint webinars on this product and technology that presented both commercial and technical information on the value provided to a CAESAR II user. Links to these two Webinars are provided below:

CAESAR II Webinar : Let Industry Experts Run FEA on Your CAESAR II Models - Part 1 of 2
CAESAR II Webinar : Let Industry Experts Run FEA on Your CAESAR II Models - Part 2 of 2

If you are interested in buying FEATools™, please contact your Intergraph sales representative. If you are unable to contact your Intergraph sales representative, please e-mail sales@paulin.com.

FEA Technology for Rapid Stress Analysis of Piping & Pressure Vessels
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PRG's FEA technology can help you quickly and easily deal with geometry, material, load, and other complex issues that fall outside Code limits or that are not properly addressed by WRC-107, WRC-297, Zick calculations, and other industry standards. Our software also provides FEA-based solutions for ASME Section VIII- Division 2 requirements.

Your engineering staff should use FEA analysis if they are involved in pressure vessel or pipe stress analyis and design. Our FEA software uses templates to quickly perform stress analysis of pipes, piping systems, nozzles, tanks, and other components typically found in the pressure vessel and piping industry. FEA techniques are of extreme value when dealing with components or systems that involve any of the following:

  • Inaccurate SIFs
  • Inaccurate Flexibilities
  • Large d/D Geometries
  • AIV
  • Many or complex load cases
  • Path-dependent friction
  • Non-convergent Friction
  • Overstressed beam models
  • Strong temperature gradients
  • Thermal bowing
  • D/T > 100
  • D/T > 50 with high Press.
  • D/T > 50 with high loads
  • Corrosion
  • Nozzles with high loads
  • Piping with external loads 
  • High axial stresses
  • Thin-walled pipe
  • High thermal cycles
  • High pressure cycles
  • Glass-lined pipe
  • Refractory-lined pipe
  • Hot sustained cases
  • Seismic analysis
  • Wind analysis
  • Other impact loads
  • Complex loading
  • High branch stresses
  • Low cycle fatigue
  • Complex pipe supports

Use our FEA Technology to Check Your Beam or Shell Model Results
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NozzlePRO or FEPipe can be quickly used to model a single component and to then validate/check the stess, loads, or displacements calculated by your existing design software. If the results are in agreement, it is a good indication that your beam model solution is reasonable. If the results differ, it means you as the designer or analyst should take a closer look at this component. With PCL-Gold, our new pipe stress module within FE/Pipe, you can directly import CAESAR II models and apply our FEA technology to do the following:

For a price quote on any PRG product, please call +1-281-920-9775 and ask for sales, or e-mail sales@paulin.com