PV Elite 2016 is the newest version of Intergraph's complete solution for vessel and heat exchanger design, analysis, and evaluation used by engineers, designers, estimators, fabricators. and inspectors.
The latest release offers numerous productivity enhancements. Nozzle input calculation time has been cut from one hour to just minutes. Flanges on nozzles can be connected much more easily. Nozzles on a blind flange can be placed on an Appendix 2 flange on a nozzle, a capability unmatched by any other vendor. Element edges are displayed, which makes it easier to see if a nozzle is placed too close to a weld seam. Symbols and graphics prevent work having to be repeated and the cost of wasted materials.
PV Elite now supports the latest code updates, including:
- 2013 B 16.5 code
- 2015 ASME code
- Wind and seismic updates from the 2015 IBC code
- Tubesheet updates from the 2015 PD 5500 code
The latest version of PV Elite exports to the .VUE file format. Users can create a PV Elite model, then export and import the file into the SmartPlant Review environment. This helps import models quickly without having to input data again. The software also features enhancements to output generation, reporting, configuration, documentation, and graphics.