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PRG's Spring 2017 FEA Training Seminar will be held May 1 - 5, 2017. Please click on the "Training Seminars" link to the left for more information.
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Template-based FEA of complex PVP structures
Rapid single component FEA modeling & analysis
Advanced FEA-based pipe stress analysis. Currently part of FEPipe.
A Revolution in Piping Design and Analysis: FEATools™


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

FEA Technology for Rapid Stress Analysis of Piping & Pressure Vessels

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

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