START Prof version 4.81 release.

START 4.81 version is available now. This version has many new features including:

  • Added new code ASME B31.1-2016 Power Piping (United states)
  • Added new code DL/T 5366-2014 Power Piping (China)
  • ASME B31.1-2016, DL/T 5366-2014: New materials are added into START material database according to ASME B31.1-2016 and DL/T 5366-2014 codes
  • ASME B31.1-2016, DL/T 5366-2014: Added new tee types: Weldolet, Sweepolet, Extruded Outlet
  • ASME B31.1-2016, DL/T 5366-2014: Added new bend type: Non-standard Bend with ability to add used-defined stress intensification factors (SIF) and flexibility factors (k-factors)
  • ASME B31.1-2016, DL/T 5366-2014: Added ability to specify used-defined stress intensification factors (SIF) and branch flexibility factors for Non-standard tees
  • Added new units: psi, ksi, lbf/, lbf/sq.ft., KPa, bar, kipf
  • ASME B31.1-2016, DL/T 5366-2014: Added tool tips for every cell in code stress table with detailed information about equations and all values used during calculation
  • CJJ/T 81-2013: Fixed the allowable stress in test state for long radius pipe bends
  • ISO 14692-3:2002 and GOST 32388-2013 plastic piping: Fixed the stress calculation
  • Added China General Expansion Joint () into Expansion Joint database
  • For buried piping model added concentrated soil springs placement in the points where soil subsidence changes a lot
  • Fixed the model of two-sided guide support on inclined pipes. The inclined restraint is used instead of vertical restraint
  • Fixed the anchor load calculation in some models with sleeve expansion joints
  • Added pipe stiffness for tee run and branch is it have wall thickness greater than the matching pipe
  • SNIP 2.05.06-85, SP 36.13330.2012, CJJ/T 81-2013, GOST 32388-2013, GOST R 55596-2013: additional weight loads in nodes now is not multiplied by 1.1 any more
  • SNIP 2.05.06-85, SP 36.13330.2012: Fixed the fiber stress calculation in the tees
  • GOST 32388-2013: Fixed the stress calculation in stub-ins
  • RD 10-249-98: P91 (ASME SA335) and X10CrMoVNb9-1 (EN 10216-2) steel are added into material database
  • Fitting names are now printed in result tables like node names
  • Fixed some minor bugs

The START users with valid warranty may download the new version from downloads page. Also, you may need to update the dongle in accordance with section «USB dongle update» of the user’s guide.