AutoPIPE Capability Overview

Are you interested in using AutoPIPE but not sure if it includes all of the capabilities required for your work.  Have you heard great things about how easy it is to learn and use AutoPIPE but you are wondering if it is capable to analyze the loadings required for your project?  Below, let's look at a concise list of the capabilities AutoPIPE offers.

Codes

  • ASME B31.1
  • ASME B31.3
  • ASME B31.4
  • ASME B31.8
  • ASME B31.12
  • EN 13480
  • CSA-Z662
  • ISO14692
  • DNV F101
  • European piping codes (Sweden SPC, Norway TBKS 6, Russian SNIP, France SNCT & RCC-M, and United Kingdom BS 806)

Additional Code Features

  • ASME B31J Flexibilities
  • Code Case N755 for HDPE 

Basic Static Loading and Analysis

  • Gravity
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Static Earthquake
  • Wind
  • Snow

Dynamic Loads

  • Modal Analysis
  • Response Spectra for Seismic Events and Seismic Anchor Movement
  • Time History Analysis for Fast Acting Loads, such as Slugs, Fast Acting Valves, Hammers
  • Harmonic Analysis of Vibrations from Oscillating Loads

Buried Piping

  • Soil Stiffness Calculator
  • Soil Overburden Loads
  • Seismic Wave
  • Building Settlement
  • Upheaval Buckling

Offshore

  • Buoyancy
  • Wave Loading

Nuclear

  • ASME III Class 1 (NB), Class 2(NC) and Class 3 (ND)
  • ASME Fatigue Analysis
  • QA program in place since 1989 and complies with class 1, 2, 3, plus ASME NQA-1, NB, NC, ND codes and ISO 9001

Flange Design and Analysis

  • ANSI
  • ASME VIII Div 1 and 2
  • ASME III Appendix XI

Additional Loadings

  • Hydrotest
  • Force Spectrum
  • Thermal Bowing
  • Thermal Transient Analysis

Additional Features

  • Spring Hanger Analysis
  • Automatic Support Optimizer
  • Creation of Digital, Customizable Stress Isometrics

Interop

  • Structural with STAAD and SACS
  • Import from 3D CAD (OpenPlant, AutoPLANT, PlantSpace, SP3D, Plant 3D, PDS, PDMS, Revit)
  • Nozzle loads to AutoPIPE Vessel
  • Importing Time History FRC file

I hope this brief overview is helpful in your decision making and project success.  If you have any questions on clarification of the meaning of any of these capabilities, please comment below.

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