AND THEIR CAPABILITIES
Anthony W. Paulin
Paulin Research Group
Woodlands, TX 77302
Computer technology and world standards for the conduct of engineering practice
continue to evolve at a rapid pace. In this appendix, over 40 piping-related programs
are listed, together with several that relate to machinery and equipment closely
associated with piping. It is beyond the scope of this handbook to identify those
programs that are compliant to the codes and standards mentioned in Chap. A4,
or to ISO-9000, or other standards. It is customary for software users to ascertain
the state of compliance to the relevant codes of the programs they use. This is done
in contract negotiations with the software vendors.
The trend today is toward more integrated systems of management, design,
manufacturing, and construction. Some of the software listed in this appendix is
suitable for use in some integrated systems, and some is incapable of such use at
present. It is beyond the scope of this handbook to address integrated systems that
include CAD/CAM modules such as FORAN, HICADEC, ISDP, NAPA, and
TRIBON. Similarly, software that primarily supports management and nontechnical
functions is mentioned only if it has some technical value for the piping designer.
Changing codes, hardware, operating systems, computer languages, rapid evolu-
tion of the Internet, and improvements in integrating systems necessitate continuing
review of software capabilities.
Programs for use in the piping and pressure-vessel areas are described in this
appendix. The information was provided by courtesy of the software vendors.
The programs listed in Tables E9.1 through E9.14 may undergo considerable
changes in the future. The user is cautioned to check and verify applicability of the
computer program and its version prior to using.
TABLE E9.1 Pipe Stress Analysis Programs
Windows 95 GUI version of well-respected software