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.
PASS/START-PROF was created to be easy to use by “regular” designers without special knowledge in pipe stress analysis and/or detailed knowledge of standards.
PASS/START-PROF® – Renowned, one of the first world commercial piping stress analysis software.
While enabling “regular” designers, PASS/START-PROF is also an excellent tool for professional piping stress engineers. There are no obscure options, settings and questions. Just draw the piping system and run the analysis and smart algorithms will do the rest of the job for you!
Enabling new users to perform piping/equipment analysis in days rather than months.
PASS/START-PROF has a smart, easy and friendly user interface and user's manual in English, Chinese, and Russian languages. Even the beginner can perform pipe stress analysis without any special training. PASS/START-PROF enables faster piping modeling than other software.
Process and piping engineers of more than 2,000 companies in many countries already use the software every day for stress analysis and design of different types of pipelines.
PASS/START-PROF is successfully used in many industries:
PASS/START-PROF offers many functions that make piping model creation very quick including: group editing, quick loop addition, node point renumbering, and spring data application. PASS/START-PROF can import piping models ready for analysis from AVEVA PDMS and E3D, Caesar II, and PCF formats. Data can also be exchanged within the PASS suite and with a large spectrum of general and special purpose CAD and CAE software tools.
PASS/START-PROF is an ideal component for integration into any piping design workflow with interfaces to multiple design and analysis software tools.
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 GOST 32388-2013 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 axial, gimbal, lateral flexible joints by different manufacturersSee 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.
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.
Simulation and sizing for piping networks based on applicable national codes for process plants as well as for gas and oil transportation systems.
Simulation and sizing for any piping networks based on applicable national codes for power generation piping as well as for central heating networks.
Piping stress analysis of high density polyethylene and/or fiberglass reinforced plastic piping systems.
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