Application Guide

Read about START-PROF pipe stress analysis software

Application guide examples are located in START menu > START-PROF > Application Guide folder. Also the START-PROF examples can be found in START menu > START-PROF > Examples folder. Examples already calculated, you can see the analysis results. Or open Menu Help > Example Models

 

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Different Types of Piping

How to model jacketed piping?

How to model fiberglass piping (FRP)?

How to model plastic piping (HDPE, PVE, PB etc.)?

How to model several pipes on the rack in one project?

Bends

How to model a support on the bend?

How to model a bend with support?

How to model stanchion, trunnion?

How to model dummy leg?

How to model hanger on the bend?

How to create U-shaped bend (180 return)?

Expansion Joints

How to model untied expansion joint?

How to add weight to expansion joint?

How to model cold-spring of expansion joint?

How to model metal hose?

How to add U-shaped loop?

How to model pressure balanced expansion joint?

How to model tied expansion joint?

How to model hinged expansion joint?

Equipment, Valve

How to model nozzle?

How to model vertical vessel?

How to model the API 610 pump and check allowable loads?

How to model the ISO 9905 pump and check allowable loads?

How to model the ISO 5199 pump and check allowable loads?

How to model the in-line pump and check allowable loads?

How to model the compressor and check allowable loads?

How to model the turbine and check allowable loads?

How to calculate nozzle flexibility?

How to model air cooled heat exchanger?

How to model fired heater?

How to model connection to the storage tank?

How to model column?

How to model a horizontal vessel?

How to model a vertical vessel?

How to check pump and other equipment alignment?

How to model three way valve?

How to model four way valve?

How to model heavy valve drive?

How to model angular valve?

Tees

How to model cross?

Buried piping

How to model buried resting support?

How to model soil subsidence (drop)?

How to model the land slide?

How to model seismic fault?

How to model buried pipeline?

How to model a pipe resting on the ground or seabed Floor?

Restraints

How to set the custom restraint?

How to model connection of one pipe to another one?

How to model roller support?

How to avoid the zero anchor loads?

How to Model the Hold Down Clamp?

How to model pipe passing through the window?

How to model the restraint settlement?

How to model the seismic anchor (restraint) movement?

Modeling Loads on Piping

How to add wind loads?

How to add snow loads?

How to add ice loads?

How to add seismic loads?

How to analyze pipeline for seismic wave propagation in the soil?

How to model relief valve loads?

How to model slug flow loads?

How to model water hammer loads?

How to model cold-spring (cold pull)?

How to model vacuum piping or under external pressure load?

How to model concrete coated pipe?

How to model a corroded pipe?

How to model a Reducer with Branch connection?

How to model the FPSO/ship piping with desk displacements?

Special Types of Analysis

How to check flange leakage?

How to calculate the span between single use expansion joints?

How to calculate virtual anchor length?

How to calculate span between resting supports?

How to check pipe wall stability?

How to check buried pipeline longitudinal buckling?

How to check above ground pipeline longitudinal buckling?

How to check buried curved pipeline longitudinal buckling?

How to check stress in plain flaw?

How to check stress in volumetric flaw?

Special Modeling Approaches

How to model piping when continuation is unknown?

How to model stub-in into existing main pipeline?

How to Reduce the Nozzle Loads?

How to model connection to a very long pipeline?

How to model a tall raiser?

Does Friction in Cold State Exist?

User Interface Tricks

How to restore the location of panels and windows?

How to insert node?

How to increase analysis speed?

How to select several pipes and fittings?

How to find similar elements?

How to find pipes with certain properties?

How to Filter and Sort Data in START-PROF Tables?

How to change properties of several pipes?

How to check the angle between pipes?

How to check the distance between two nodes?

How to rotate part of piping?

How to find the node or element?

How to change the units?

How to renumber the nodes?

How to add several supports with the certain span?

How to mirror the piping?

How to move the node?

How to create the number of pipes and elements list?

How to delete empty nodes?

How to save the screenshot?

How to create the report in Word?

How to export to AutoCad?

Under Development

How to choose the appropriate model for a support?

How to model pipe pass through the wall?

How to model different types of expansion joints?

How to redesign old variable springs?