NextGen 2024.0 (10 June 2024)

New features

  • AD 2000: Added automatic calculation of tolerances according to DIN28011 and DIN28013 (#15245)
  • ASME: It is now possible to differentiate the MDMT between tube side and shell side (#14061)
  • EN 13445: Added calculation of elliptical or obround openings according to 9.4.4 (#14265)
  • EN 13445: Added calculation to EN 13445-2 Annex B, "Requirements for prevention of brittle fracture at low temperatures" (#11553)
  • Special - Supporti: Introduced the possibility to calculate the effect of local loads on saddles using a simplified FEM method (#15347)
  • Special - Supporti: It is now possible to disable additional supports checks individually (#11390)
  • Special - Supporti: It is now possible to transpose local loads to the base of the support considering the algebraic sum of the different individual contributions (#15517)
  • Added formed heads database according to DIN 28011 and 28013 (#14897)
  • For elliptical heads it is now possible to activate the option "Consider head radii after forming", as for torospherical and hemispherical heads (#15467)
  • For EN10216-5 standard added tolerance classes T3 and T4 (#15239)
  • It is now possible to print the results and the graph of the usage factor in the calculation report (#15090)

Optimizations

  • AD 2000: Added an option to perform the saddle calculation according to paragraph 6.1.2 in S 3/2 also for type B profiles (#16270)
  • AD 2000: Added iterative calculation of the minimum required thickness of loose flanges (#15904)
  • AD 2000: Added the calculation of the test pressure according to HP 30 4.10.1 with specific gravity of the fluid > 1 (#15655)
  • AD 2000: Applied updates B 5 and W 2 01.2024 (#16009)
  • AD 2000: Formula (33) of B 8 is now applied for checking the flanged extension of tubesheets with full face gasket (#15682)
  • AD 2000: In the calculation according to paragraph 8f) of AD2000 B5 (verification of tubesheets), the mean diameter of a full face gasket used in the calculations is now equal to the diameter of the bolts circle (according to AD2000 B7 7.1.3) (#15651)
  • Asme VIII Div. 1: Added option to apply UG-37(h) reinforcement area reduction for segmental elements (#15587)
  • Asme VIII Div. 1: Added test PTB E4.18.7m Fixed Tubesheet Exchanger, Configuration a (#15704)
  • Asme VIII Div. 1: Optimized the section of the report dedicated to the hydrostatic test at external pressure of torispherical heads (#15533)
  • Asme VIII Div. 1: Stud bolt minimum thread length verification now uses UG-43(g) instead of UG-12 (#15641)
  • ASME: Added some missing information to the electric immersion heater support plate, relative to bolts and gasket (#16206)
  • ASME: Added some warnings relating to the application of paragraph 7.1.2. of the PED in the ASME context (#15568)
  • ASME: Fixed reference to UG-100 in case of pneumatic test (#16247)
  • ASME: Reduced the error message relating to back-face welded joints to a warning for U-tube exchangers (#15545)
  • ASME: The option to set the simply supported tubesheet calculation can now be applied to a single tubesheet in the case of floating exchangers (#16202)
  • EN 13445: Added a warning in the calculation of threads according to EN 14359 for informing the user of the limits of applicability of the calculation method in terms of temperature and pressure (#15735)
  • EN 13445: Added the possibility to customize at a component level properties useful for the structural analysis such as factor ψ and the fabrication tolerance quality class (#15197)
  • EN 13445: Added verification of the calculation of the test pressure with high hydrostatic heads according to EN 13445-5, formula (10.2.3.3.1-3) (#15662)
  • EN 13445: In the calculation of cylinders at external pressure according to paragraph 8.5.3.4, coefficients γ and G are now calculated (#15657)
  • EN 13445: The "shock factor" is now not applied in the calculation of lifting lugs, since the standard already contains a coefficient equal to 1.5 (#15582)
  • EN 13445: The maximum length of openings on skirts according to 16.12-76 is now considered as a limit rather than an error (#16331)
  • EN 13480: ASME PMA materials have been updated to version 2023 of ASME BPVC. Some materials did not have temperature yield values and have now been updated with these values (#15453)
  • European: Updated the calculation of local loads according to paragraph 16.14 in EN13445-3 (#15938)
  • Special - Supports: Added an option to specify a different shell thickness between the saddles (#15613)
  • Special - Supports: Modified the moment calculation used in the legs baseplate verification according to the Moss procedure (#16143)
  • Special - Supports: The calculation of the brackets moment arms now takes into account the distance from the bottom edge of the base plate (#16255)
  • Special - Supports: The calculation of the friction force on the sliding saddle now considers the reaction at the sliding saddle and the entire weight of the item (#15900)
  • Special - Supports: The coefficient for the most loaded saddle can now be greater than 1 in case of center of gravity beyond the profile of the saddles (#15671)
  • Special - Supports: The EJMA calculation now recognizes the UNS number for ASME PMA materials (#15447)
  • Special - Supports: The option to define loads at the nozzle end is now also considered when transposing external loads to the base of the supports (#15636)
  • Special - WRC: For attachments the pressure automatically considered by the software when performing calculations according to WRC is now set to be equal to the internal pressure (#15233)
  • Special - WRC: Improved conversion from PN to ANSI class when using EN 1092 flanges with API660 loads (#15778)
  • VSR: Added automatic calculation of thermal expansion of bellows (according to TEMA T-4.5) (#15880)
  • VSR: It is now possible to verify standard bolted flat heads using their rating (#15281)
  • A warning is now displayed when multiple jackets are in use on the same vessel (#15344)
  • EN 10253-2 2021 update (#15720)
  • Fixed the calculation of the internal volume of half pipes (#15523)
  • Improved the calculation of DIN 28083 brackets (#15936)
  • It is now possible to define a nozzle as part of a standard tee fitting (#15383)
  • It is now possible to include a number for each component in the item report summaries (#15490)
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts has been extended (#15604)
  • The bolt form can now be resized (#16052)
  • The tolerance in the calculation of the minimum thickness of pass partitions is now applied only to the calculation according to RCB-9.1.3.2 (#15847)
  • Various optimizations

Bugs

  • AD 2000: Corrected the calculation of the beta factor for openings in the knuckle region of torospherical heads (#16064)
  • AD 2000: Corrected the calculation of the MF moment at the base of the leg according to S 3/3 (#15809)
  • AD 2000: Fixed a bug in the calculation of the stress according to formula (10) of AD2000 B6 for stiffening rings (#15634)
  • AD 2000: Fixed an error that did not allow the OTL of the tube bundle to be modified (#15836)
  • AD 2000: Fixed the automatic calculation of the distance between a nozzle and the closest discontinuity (#16352)
  • AD 2000: To respect the ratios between diameters of B 1 1 and B 10 1 a reduction in the calculation thickness is applied. Adding an opening on a cylinder to which this reduction has been applied causes an error (#15244)
  • Asme VIII Div. 1: Fixed an issue that resulted in any user-specified thickness being ignored when checking welds for long weld neck nozzles and flanges (#15402)
  • Asme VIII Div. 1: Corrected the calculation of the elastic modulus for the channel and shell material when there is no operating temperature value, using the design temperature (#15581)
  • Asme VIII Div. 1: Corrected the F parameter for adjacent openings that are not integrally reinforced (#15585)
  • Asme VIII Div. 1: Fixed a bug that didn't allow the user to calculate covers with UG-39(d)/UG-39(e) option for some configurations (#15510)
  • Asme VIII Div. 1: The MAWP of the cylindrical part of elliptical heads is now calculated using the joint efficiency of the cylindrical part (#15466)
  • Asme VIII Div. 1: When validating the cylindrical part of heads, the straight flange undertolerance is now considered (#15412)
  • Asme VIII Div. 2: When a head had a material whose characteristics had been customized, the straight flange calculation did not take those customizations into account (#16254)
  • ASME: Fixed calculation of bolt load in hydrotest for tubesheets (#15939)
  • ASME: For jacket closures of types d1,d2,e1,e2,g4,g5,g6,h, the condition for the minimum required thickness of the jacket (trj) is now correctly applied (#15549)
  • ASME: In the calculation of the skirt's base ring, the effect of seism is now considered as acting downwards (#15389)
  • EN 13445: Corrected the calculation of the length available on the shell ls for self-reinforcing nozzles (#16003)
  • EN 13445: Corrected the calculation of the MAEWP of EN flanges (#15451)
  • EN 13445: Fixed a bug in the calculation of the force FR for lifting lugs horizontally oriented (#15600)
  • EN 13445: Fixed a bug in the calculation of the minimum required thickness of pierced covers (#15638)
  • EN 13445: Fixed a bug in the calculation of the total stress range due to cyclic displacement for expansion joints of type "U-shaped convolutions circumferentially welded at their crest or root" (#15828)
  • EN 13445: Fixed a bug that did not allow to see all the possible options for the property "Welded flat end weld class" (#15848)
  • EN 13445: Fixed a bug that didn't allow the correct comparison between thicknesses and the minimum required thickness based on the testing group (#15381)
  • EN 13445: Fixed a bug that sometimes lead to an error in the calculation of the allowable stress in creep conditions (#15668)
  • EN 13445: Fixed an error in the calculation of the LSR coefficient for jacketed vessels (#15699)
  • EN 13445: Fixed an error that could occur when calculating the hydraulic test pressure for vessels in Testing Group 4 (#15495)
  • EN 13445: Fixed some errors when using cone/cylinder joint efficiency when checking cones (#15516)
  • EN 13445: Fixed some inconsistencies in the application of undertolerance and corrosions in the calculation of large cone junctions (#15445)
  • EN 13445: Fixed the calculation of the distance between a nozzle on a torispherical head and a butt weld for performing the check according to 9.4.8 (#15450)
  • EN 13445: Fixed the calculation of the elastic limit for austenitic materials in the calculation according to paragraph 16.14 (#15940)
  • EN 13445: In the fatigue calculation of components, the input properties relating to thermal stresses were not displayed when a component was first created, but only in subsequent modifications. This behavior has been corrected (#16260)
  • EN 13445: Shell side pressure is now set correctly in differential hydraulic testing on floating tubesheet with the option to use both pressures (#15709)
  • EN 13445: The backing device now uses the differential test pressure if set (#15713)
  • EN 13480: The wall analysis thickness of the branch is now limited according to paragraph 8.3.1 (#15492)
  • European: Fixed calculation of FGImin e FGImax in EN 1591 (#15579)
  • European: In the detailed fatigue assessment, fatigue properties defined for the jacket are now used if the component is part of the jacket (#15839)
  • Special - Supports: Fixed a bug in the calculation of L (saddles) when the option "Consider the length of any cone connected to the cylinder" is activated (#15561)
  • Special - Supports: Fixed a bug in the calculation of longitudinal stresses on cylinders supported by saddles (Zick) (#15733)
  • Special - Supports: Fixed a bug in the calculation of the wind pressure with EN1991-1-4 code and Austria/Germany/Poland National Annexes (#15544)
  • Special - Supports: Fixed a bug that didn't allow to consider the effect of the wind in the additional components while performing the structural analysis (#15512)
  • Special - Supports: Fixed calculation of the bearing stress of tailing lugs (#16322)
  • Special - Supports: Fixed the automatic calculation of the L4 projection of the tailing lug when not positioned in a cardinal point (#15928)
  • Special - Supports: In the calculation of the initial bending moment during lifting, the components disabled in the load combination are now correctly excluded (#15985)
  • Special - WRC: Fixed a problem that led to an endless loop when validating local loads according to WRC using the Saipem/SNAM preset (#15556)
  • TEMA: Corrected the automatic calculation of the perimeter and area of tube bundle when the EN 13445 code is selected (#15969)
  • Corrected the calculation of the distance between attachment and nozzle (#15845)
  • Corrected the height h of the support rings (#15918)
  • Corrected WRC calculation for circular attachments with pad (#15672)
  • Fixed a bug in the calculation of the center of gravity of lifting lugs (#15522)
  • FIxed a bug in the selection of standard fitting elbows (#15601)
  • Fixed a bug that didn't allow to insert the thickness of a rectangular hollow attachment (#15501)
  • Fixed a problem leading to the displaying of the message "Design conditions not belonging to this item" while working on multiple items (#16197)
  • Fixed a problem that prevented the use of any custom values ​​of MinimumYieldStrength and MinimumTensileStrength of a material (#16075)
  • Fixed calculation of the weight of rectangular bolted flat covers (#16031)
  • The calculation of the external test pressure now considers the user-defined custom MAWP for the jacket (#15977)
  • The printing of those eligible in test condition in the summary of material characteristics has been restored (#15654)
  • Minor fixes

Author: Sergio Lidonnici
Permalink: KB129742
Published on: Jun 10, 2024