PASS/START-PROF is an ideal component for integration into any piping design workﬂow.
PASS/START-PROF performs a wide spectrum of calculations "on the fly" thereby helping piping designers to make the right decisions.
Analyzed pipelines include:
PASS/START-PROF provides comprehensive pipe stress, flexibility, stability, and fatigue strength analysis with related sizing calculations according to international and national codes and standards. First introduced in 1965, PASS/START-PROF combines a highly efficient solver, powerful analysis features, a user friendly GUI, an intuitive 3D graphical pre/post-processor, and a detailed help system with embedded intelligence from generations of piping design experts.
Due to modern object-oriented and intuitive user interface in PASS/START-PROF engineers can start working immediately, no need to spend a time for "how to push the buttons" training. Companies can put PASS/START-PROF into application immediately after purchase, significantly reducing costs in time saved without compromising on the quality of end results. Engineers can deliver a good quality pipe stress analysis using PASS/START-PROF with minimal training and guidance.
PASS/START-PROF® – Renowned, one of the first world commercial piping stress analysis software.
PASS/START-PROF is so smart that you need just draw the piping like in 3D modeling software and push the button "run analysis". PASS/START-PROF user should think about piping design, not about node numbering, model creation, etc. PASS/START-PROF will tell you if your model has any problems and show where exactly. All checks are made automatically: stresses, support loads, expansion joint deformations, flange leakage, buckling, loads on springs in all operating modes, stresses in insulation, and stresses in flaws. Table cells with a problem are marked with a red color. All results can be presented in any coordinate system: global, local. PASS/START-PROF offers detailed pipe stress report with all equations that was used; you can check all equations manually.
Enabling new users to perform piping systems analysis of any size or complexity in days rather than months.
Process and piping engineers of more than 3,000 companies in many countries already use the software every day for stress analysis and design of different types of pipelines.
PASS/START-PROF has a smart, intuitive and friendly user interface and user's manual in English, Chinese, and Russian languages.
In PASS/START-PROF everything is simple and straightforward, since you are working with modern object model. You can compose your piping using objects like pipe, bend, tee, reducer, cap, expansion joint, restraint, valve, flange, and other like in 3D modeling software. You don't have to bother with node numbering at all; you can modify your model at any moment using copying, rotating, mirroring, node renumbering, cut, copy, paste any part of the model, add nodes, delete nodes.
To use ASME B31J in PASS/START-PROF you can just turn on the option "ASME B31J". To model buried pipelines just select that pipe is buried. No need to convert whole model using other software.
PASS/START-PROF is successfully used in many industries:
PASS/START-PROF can import piping models ready for analysis from CADWorx, SmartPlant 3D, AVEVA PDMS, AVEVA E3D, Autodesk REVIT, Bentley Autopipe, HEXAGON CAESAR II, OpenPlant, Autoplant, Smart 3D, etc. You can modify your model without any problem after import.
PASS/START-PROF is an ideal component for integration into any piping design workflow with interfaces to multiple design and analysis software tools.
PASS/START-PROF offers quick 1st hand support from developers and from experienced piping engineers in UK, China, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Egypt, Turkey and other countries. Support response speed and quality is guaranteed and can be offered on regional language. User feedback is accepted and used to improve development of PASS/START-PROF.
PASS/START-PROF and PASS/NOZZLE-FEM is free integration module that allows to use the finite element method analysis with shell elements to calculate the stress intensification factor (SIF) and flexibility k-factors, allowable loads on nozzles and analyze stresses in critical elements using FEA. Using this module allows to overcome the application limits of code and calculate the SIF, k, and allowable loads more accurately and less conservative which save the metal volume and reduce the piping cost.See Knowledge Base
Allows you to export input data and tables of calculation results to Microsoft Word custom templates.See Knowledge Base
The Smart Operation Mode Editor allows users to just draw the piping, add general snow, wind, ice, as well as seismic load information and run the analysis. All appropriate load values and load cases will be created automatically according to selected codes. Time consuming manual creation of load cases is no longer needed. Smart Operation Mode Editor allow you to analyze several operation modes of piping in one project file. For each operation mode the special template load cases automatically generated.
The Smart Warning Message Window warns about e.g., pipe lifting off, overloading of supports and springs, or excess of deformations of expansion joints. Important problems in the model will not be missed.See Knowledge Base
Analysis results are presented in smart reports including:
All reports are interactive to make understanding of the analysis results quicker and easier. You can select operating mode, coordinate system, add filters, or sort data on-the-fly.See Knowledge Base
Analysis Results are presented in interactive tables of stress, loads, displacements, expansion joint deformations, wall stability analysis, or internal forces. You can select operating mode, coordinate system, filter data, or sort data on-the-fly.See Knowledge Base
PASS/START-PROF checks allowable load in all operating modes, not just only during support selection.See Knowledge Base
Pipelines that can be analyzed include piping for: process and power, gas and oil transportation, district heating piping, hot water supply, and more. Stress, flexibility, stability, and fatigue strength analysis are performed for buried, above ground, vacuum, high pressure, high temperature, and cryogenic piping. Pipelines with various types of restraints, fittings, and expansion joints can be easily evaluated. PASS/STARTPROF also offers automatic selection of constant and variable spring supports.
PASS/START-PROF can analyze a wide range of materials used in pipelines including: steel, nonferrous materials, plastic pipes and fittings, orthotropic materials such as fiberglass, reinforced plastic, glass reinforced plastics, and glass reinforced epoxy.
The following piping types are covered:
PASS/START-PROF can model soil flexibility + PUR insulation layer flexibility + expansion cushion flexibility including soil settlement and swelling modeling, longitudinal stability analysis, buoyancy and flooded soil. The user can simply specify soil type from database, and define the pipe depth to run the analysis without having to specify restrained and unrestrained zones, calculate the virtual anchor length, nor run a soil modeler. PASS/START-PROF will automatically do what is required for the correct soil simulation. PSRE has several years of experience modeling buried piping for District Heating and other applications.See Knowledge Base
Vacuum piping wall stability check considering stiffening rings reinforcement is performed.See Knowledge Base
Easy to use plastic piping analysis for polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polybutene (PB), Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), polyvinylchloride (PVC) etc. according to DVS 2205/DVS 2210 is provided. Above-ground and buried plastic piping can be analyzed, including PUR insulation layer.See Knowledge Base
PASS/START-PROF include following databases:
Contains the physical properties of pipe and fitting materials. Each piping code has own database section. Due to this, plastic piping, fiberglass (FRP, GRP) piping can be calculated as easy as steel piping. You just select preferred material from database.See Knowledge Base
Contains variable spring support and hanger properties used for spring selection by the following manufacturers and codes:
Contains constant load spring hangers and supports properties used for selection by the following manufacturers and codes:
Contains properties of expansion joints by different manufacturers:
Contains tee properties that are needed for stress analysis according to ANSI, EN, GOST standardsSee Knowledge Base
Contains bend properties that are needed for stress analysis according to ANSI, EN, GOST standardsSee Knowledge Base
Contains reducer properties that are needed for stress analysis according to ANSI, EN, GOST standardsSee Knowledge Base
Databases "Flanges", "Single Flanges", and "Gaskets" contain all properties needed for pipe stress analysis and leakage checkSee Knowledge Base
PASS/START-PROF has a smart, easy and friendly user interface with user manuals in English, Chinese, and Russian languages. Fast piping modeling allows even the beginner without any special training to be able to perform pipe stress analysis.
An intuitive object-oriented piping model is used for easy modeling of piping systems that consists of following objects:
The following codes are implemented into Start-Prof software:
Start-Prof has interfaces with following design and analysis software:
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Along with the analysis of piping systems of any complexity, PASS/START-PROF performs a wide spectrum of calculations “on the fly” thereby helping piping designers to make the right decisions. PASS/START-PROF calculates pipe and fitting wall thicknesses, span lengths, as well as sizes of typical piping assemblies. It also checks flange leakage, pump and equipment loads, buried and above ground pipeline longitudinal stability, pipe wall stability under vacuum, and other loads.
Besides the analysis of arbitrary configuration pipelines, we have implemented a working tool along with a piping handbook for piping designer — a START-Elements option. PASS/START-PROF software is designed for rapid flexibility estimation of piping fittings, their strength and stability analysis.
PASS/START-PROF can be delivered in different configurations to evaluate the piping stresses, displacements, and support loads from thermal expansion, cold-spring, soil and support subsidence, and other loads according to applicable standards and codes.
Simulation and sizing for any piping network considering all applicable national codes.
configuration includes only worldwide popular standarts.
Simulation and sizing for piping networks based on applicable national codes for process plants as well as for gas and oil transportation systems.
configuration includes only worldwide popular standarts.
Simulation and sizing for any piping networks based on applicable national codes for power generation piping as well as for central heating networks.
configuration includes only worldwide popular standarts.
Piping stress analysis of high density polyethylene and/or fiberglass reinforced plastic piping systems.
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|BS PD 8010|
|GOST R 55596|
|GOST R 55989|
|GOST R 55990|
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|PASS/START-PROF 4.85 R7 (English)||
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|PASS/START-Prof Student 4.86 R2 (English)||
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|PASS/START-Prof Student 4.85 R7 (English)||
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|PASS/START-PROF Internet License 4.86 R2 (English)||
|PASS/START-PROF Internet License 4.86 R2 (Chinese)||
|PASS/START-PROF Internet License 4.86 R2 (Spanish)||
|Free PASS/START-PROF Model and Result Viewer 4.86 R2 (English)||
|Free PASS/START-PROF Model and Result Viewer 4.86 R2 (Chinese)||
|Dongle Drivers (SafeNet Sentinel 7.6.9)||exe, 7.37 MiB||13.09.2017|
|Dongle Update (KeySt) for PASS/START-PROF||zip, 7.64 MiB||06.07.2021|
PASS START-PROF Capabilities for District Heating Industry
PASS START-PROF Capabilities for District Heating Industry (Spanish)
PASS START-PROF Capabilities for Oil & Gas Gathering, Upstream and Midstream Pipelines
PASS START-PROF Capabilities for Oil & Gas Gathering, Upstream and Midstream Pipelines (Spanish)
PASS START-PROF Capabilities for Pipe Stress Analysis of Power and Process Piping Systems
PASS START-PROF Capabilities for Pipe Stress Analysis of Power and Process Piping Systems (Spanish)
PASS START-PROF Datasheet 2020
PASS START-PROF Overview 4.84 version (Italian)
PASS START-PROF Webinar for SPED Egypt Chapter December 2020
PASS START-PROF Webinar. Lo nuevo en 4.85. Dinamico (Spanish)
PASS START-PROF Webinar. What's New in 4.85. Dynamic
PASS START-PROF What's New in 4.84 version
PASS START-PROF What's New in 4.84 version (Spanish)