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ASD OptiPlant Configurator

ASD Global

<<ASD OptiPlant Configurator: A standalone product that combines conceptual 3D Equipment and Structures Modeling with Automated Pipe Routing to deliver rapid Plot-Plan Development & Optimization and Accurate MTO Generation. All the data created in OptiPlant can be transported to Bentley AutoPLANT, Intergraph PDS and SmartPlant 3D and AVEVA PDMS or any other detail design system you may prefer.>>

ASD Pipe Router

ASD Global

<<ASD Pipe Router: An add-on application for PDMS or MicroStation that allows you to Automate/Batch interference free 3D Pipe Routing around existing PDMS or PDS Equipment, Pipe Racks and Structures. Pipe Router is available for Bentley MicroStation versions 8 and J; and AVEVA PDMS version 11.x and 12.>>

ALGOR's PipePak


<<ALGOR PipePak provides piping system designers and engineers with a tool for defining complete piping systems and performing structural analysis in compliance with industry-standard piping codes. PipePak's capabilities for design, analysis, validation and reporting enable engineers to create better, more reliable piping systems faster.>>

Pros and Cons of CAD

Mechanical Engineering Magazine

<<No one has any doubts CAD does help the bottom line," said Bernhard Bettig, a professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. "No one really hates it. It's just that there are a lot of issues in terms of ease of use that could be better. But mostly people just accept it the way it is. They work with what they have.>>


Ben A. Nottingham

<<Excel Spreadsheets for Piping Calculations - It's a must have for the piping engineer, pipe stress analyst, mechanical integrity analyst, and pipe specification developer.>>

AEC From the Ground Up: Plant and Piping Software

Cadalyst Magazine

<<A Large segment of the CAD industry is dedicated to plant piping software. Designers and engineers in any industry that moves or manufactures liquids use this genre of software. Piping systems are found in locations as diverse as oil platforms, atomic energy plants, and food and beverage industries. Two general types of software are associated with piping design: logical (P&ID—piping and instrument diagram—in 2D, single-line diagrams) and physical (in 2D and 3D).>>



<<CAEPIPE is the preferred piping stress analysis program to model and analyze statically and dynamically the effects of weight, temperature, pressure, earthquake, time varying and harmonic loads, among others, on piping systems of any complexity in energy, petrochemical, aerospace, and related industries. Program also checks for piping code and guideline compliance (ASME, B31, International, API, NEMA). CAEPIPE can import and export data from major plant design systems (CADCentre, Intergraph, and others). • Uniquely quick for iterative studies • Very easy to (re)learn • Verified to be accurate • Fast OpenGL® graphics for realistic visualization, and • A user interface that makes you twice as productive as do the other programs at half the cost
Download a free copy ( and see for yourself. >>


AEC Design

<<AEC Design Group develops and distributes AutoCAD-based software called CADPIPE for the Process Piping, Commercial Piping, HVAC, and steel construction industries. Our clients are involved in petrochemical, commercial, pulp & paper, utility, marine, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, and the semiconductor markets. >>

AutoPIPE - Pipe Stress Analysis

Bentley Systems Inc.

<<AutoPIPE is a native Windows based program working in a 'CAD-Like' environment in which users can click on the actual pipe model graphics to perform modeling tasks. AutoPIPE combines object-oriented graphics technology with advanced analytical capabilities not found in other programs to provide a truly unique tool for piping analysis and design. Integration is seamless with all major CAD programs AutoPLANT, PlantSpace, PDS and PDMS.>>

Palm OS Software for Engineers

Process Ace Software

<<Applications include steam tables, pump calculations, steam turbine calculations and gas fired heater calculations.>>

Visualizing Fluid Flow


<<Innovative, low cost software dedicated to fluid flow modeling, streamline and pressure visualization and measurement. Streamlines and pressure distribution can be simulated and measured for pipes and aerofoils. A free trial download is available.>>

Pipe Spacing Chart

GR Studios

<<Enter variables to determine pipe spacing.>>

Design Flow Solutions

ABZ, Incorporated

<<Design Flow Solutions is a must for the engineering professional who needs fast reliable reference information or solutions to fluid flow problems.>>

Pipe 2D

Asuni CAD

<<2D pipe design program for AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.>>

Piping and Ducting Systems Analysis and Modeling Software

Applied Flow Technology

<<Software for modeling gas or liquid piping systems, optimizing your system design, studying your system's transient behavior, designing ducting systems.>>

Hytran v2.7.6 - Water Hammer Software

Hytran Solutions

<<Hytran is a Windows software package for analyzing HYdraulic TRAN sients or water hammer in pipelines and is written in the object oriented C++ language for Windows environment.>>

Engineering Fundamentals - Online Calculation Tools

<<eFunda stands for engineering fundamentals. Its mission is to create an online destination for the engineering community, where working professionals can quickly find a variety of information to aid in the solution of complex design problems.>>

Selection of Transient Analysis Software for Pipeline Design

Peter Baker and Helena Ramos

<<Studies of European and world standards have shown that those for pipeline design address the question of transient behaviour at best briefly, and in some cases not at all. Many of these standards originate from times when computer analysis was not commonplace in the design process, and none of them lay down guidance for the use of such tools.>>

PD-PLUS : Chemical Process Simulator


<<PD-Plus is a PC-based program for simulating chemical processes, including refinery systems and non-ideal chemicals. It handles multiple-operation flowsheets with recycle streams. An interactive mode provides complete user control of the simulation and rapid evaluation of different process conditions. PD-Plus may be interfaced with or driven by other software packages easily.>>

The Fluid Flow Calculator

Mike Rocchetti

<<This calculator is used to calculate pipe friction losses for straight piping handling water and water with varying percentages of ethylene glycol. The calculator uses an algorithm developed from the basic principles of fluid mechanics. The program is based on the Darcy-Weisbach equation, the Colebrook equation, and the Moody equation. The program is intended for use only on straight piping. The program does not include pressure losses due to elevation differences, or flow through fittings.>>

Piping Stress Analysis Software Technology Transfer

NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center

<<The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) seeks to transfer the NASA-developed Piping Stress Analysis Software to companies needing a quick, easy-to-use, and efficient method of calculating pipe stress. Current methods used for piping stress analysis tend to rely on basic formulas and a hand calculator or on complex software packages that are often difficult to use for even simple cases. In view of this, the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has developed a utility that calculates the stress, the working pressure, or the required pipe wall thickness in a simple, straightforward manner. The Piping Stress Analysis Software offers individuals and companies an opportunity to use a product that is more powerful and flexible than traditional paper and calculator techniques and easier to use than most of the currently available software packages.>>

CAESAR II -- Pipe Stress Analysis


<<CAESAR II is the Pipe Stress Analysis standard against which all others are measured and compared. The CAESAR II spreadsheet input technique revolutionized the way piping models are built, modified, and verified. CAESAR II was the first pipe stress program specifically designed for the PC environment. The interactive capabilities permit rapid evaluation of both input and output, thereby melding seamlessly into the "design - analyze" iteration cycle.>>

Witch-Hanger Graphical Pipe Support Design Program (Free)

Carpenter & Paterson Ltd

<<Since 1994, Carpenter & Paterson Ltd have provided customers with their graphical pipe support design software called Witch-Hanger, free of charge. Witch-Hanger has been designed for use on single or multi-user Microsoft Windows platforms and can also be linked to most CAD systems. The program incorporates a comprehensive database of Carpenter & Paterson Ltd components. The user friendly menu control and help facilities ensure that design engineering costs can be substantially reduced. Our software and libraries can also be linked with two of the industry’s leading 3D design software applications, including AVEVA’s PDMS and Intergraph’s PDS 3D Design software.>>

STX for Windows

Heat Transfer Consultants, Inc

<<STX covers virtually all types of shell and tube problems in a single program including condensers, thermosiphons and kettles! Use the same easy-to-use input screens for all problem types and get your results in the same easy-to-follow output form.This program is available in local and network configurations for use on Windows NT, Windows 95/98.>>

Pipepro Pipefitting Software

Gerald Simpson

<<Pipepro has developed pipefitting software and spreadsheet applications for the pipefitting industry which take the math out of piping offsets, miters, fitting layout, and pipe intersections through the use of a graphic user interface and pipefitter friendly prompts.>>

Intergraph SmartPlant® Isometrics

<<SmartPlant Isometrics is a simple-to-use yet powerful Microsoft® Windows-based, pipe-sketching application. Based on ISOGEN technology, the industry standard for automatic generation of piping isometrics, SmartPlant Isometrics helps users to sketch 3D piping systems in only minutes and generate isometric drawings with full bills of materials (BOMs) in seconds!>>

"Piping Construction Costs" Estimation Software [CURRENTLY OFFLINE]

<<Piping Constructions Costs operates off of an Excel (Excel 5.0 thru Excel 2000!) spreadsheet format. The program provides for practical and rapid estimation of installed pipeline costs in most industrial and commercial applications such as: Chemical Plants, Power Plants, Refineries, Factories, Schools, hospitals, etc. The program is ideal for process engineers, project engineers, plant engineers, piping designers and the like. Virtually anyone associated with determining the costs for a small or large piping installation will benefit from this simple program. Chemical Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, etc. have all found the program to be easy and effective in generating rapid cost estimates. All you do is fill in the "cells" in the spreadsheet, typing in the number, size, material of construction, schedule or rating for each length of piping, fittings, flanges, valves, etc. Then click on a button to calculate either the cost for all pipelines or the cost for any individual pipeline. Within seconds you get the material and installation costs. It is impossible for the program to be simpler to use!!>>

On-Line Pump System Design Program (

<<Although computer programs for engineering applications have been around since the 1980s, the advent of the World Wide Web has the potential to bring these applications to a far greater number of professionals. With the ease of use of scripting languages like JavaScript, and higher integration of browsers with other programs on our desktops, the Web can now become a powerful tool in helping engineers accomplish many of their day-to-day design tasks.In the past, the best standards, engineering methods, design know-how, and shortcuts were usually only available to those working in large engineering firms or production companies. This was the case because smaller firms did not typically have the available overhead time and/or expertise to develop and maintain these design tools. As a result, personnel at smaller firms ended up reinventing the wheel for many applications, never having access to information from prior experience. This problem is even worse now with larger firms streamlining staff, making it more difficult to maintain and generate the standards they had in the past. The solution to this is informative, interactive engineering applications available on the Web.Beacon Engineers Inc. (Woodinville, WA) is in the process of developing applications to fill this need. Instead of trying to tackle extensive applications like full-blown process simulation (which are already covered extensively), Beacon's applications are small, easily accommodated on the Web, concentrating on many of the day-to-day chores that engineers must accomplish. The first application developed for this purpose facilitates design of pumping systems. This application can be found off Beacon's main site following the link to On-Line Pump System Design, or it can be accessed directly at> >

CAESAR II Information Files

Coade, Inc.

CAD Viewer and Markup Software


Free Downloadable Relief Valve Sizing Software

Mercer Valve Company Inc.

Pressure Vessel Engineering Software

Computer Engineering Inc.

ValXpert 3.0 Control Valve Sizing Software

Flowserve Corporation

PROCAD Piping Applications

PROCAD Software

Software to Compute Stresses in a Raised Faced Flange

PIPEPHASE: a Steady State, Multiphase, Fluid Flow Simulator

Simulation Sciences

Hazop (Hazard and Operability Study) Software

Isograph Inc

QuickPIPE and QuickSTEEL

Low-Cost 2D CAD Software

I-Sketch USA

North and South American Suppliers of ISOGEN (I-Sketch, I-Convert, I-Export, SPOOLGEN) Solutions

Fisher FIRSTVUE Sizing and AUTODRAW Dimensional Data


PDMS: 3D CAD Plant Design Software


Tube and Pipe Bending Simulation Software


Calculations for Fluid Mechanics

LMNO Engineering, Research, and Software

PIPE-FLO - Piping Systems Fluid Flow Simulation Software

Design, analyze, and troubleshoot piping system operations


A generalized thermal/fluid network-style solver

The Expert System for Thermodynamics

Free Java software and applets for thermal, radiation, and gas calculations

SteamTab Companion

Free Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Water and Steam Software

ChemicaLogic Corporation

Heat Exchanger Software

Heat Transfer Consultants

Thermodynamic/Chemical Physical Property Database

G&P Engineering Software

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