Pressure Vessel Design Tools

Use these design tools to size, choose materials and determine vessel properties such as weight and volume. Useful for creating preliminary designs that meet the general rules and guidelines of ASME VIII Division 1. These can only be used for interior pressure calculations. For simplicity, not all aspects of the VIII-1 code are included – see the notes on each sheet to determine the limitations.











Design and Registration Services at PVEng

ASME Code DesignWe work to many ASME standards to design and validate pressure vessels, boiler, fittings and piping systems.

  • Compress, PV Elite, DesignCalcs and our own in-house software
  • ASME VIII-1, VIII-2, I, IV, B31.1, B31.3, B31.5

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)We use FEA to design and validate fittings and vessels that cannot be designed by rule-based codes like VIII-1 or B31.3.

  • Pressure, thermal, wind and seismic load analysis
  • Permissible service life (fatigue life)

Pipe Stress AnalysisPipe stress analysis is mandatory for British Columbia registration and it is recommended practice for many other systems.

  • Caesar II pipe stress analysis
  • Analysis to many piping codes including B31.1 and B31.5

Canadian Registration Number (CRN)We are Canada’s largest independent registrar of fittings, vessels and piping under the CRN program registering for more than a thousand customers.

  • Design, review and registration with P.E. / P. Eng. stamping for all provinces
  • Specific knowledge of what needs registration and what is exempt by province

About Us

Pressure Vessel Engineers has twenty years of successful experience in the pressure vessel field working for thousands of customers.

  • Six Professional Engineers on staff licensed to stamp and sign off on designs for use in all Canadian jurisdictions.
  • Fast and professional assistance from our team.

Need help? Our contact information is to the right.