The PCALC application will concentrate on ASME and EN code calculations. This calculations will be completed first. However depending the requirements of our customers we can start parallel development of calculations or calculation codes as per customer requests.

First and primary focus will be:

  • ASME VIII div.1
  • ASME B31.1
  • ASME B31.3
  • ASME B31.4
  • ASME B31.8
  • ASME FFS-1 (API 579)
  • EN 13480-3
  • EN 13445-3
  • EN 1591-1

Proper engineering calculations include the validation of the dimensional input of the pressure components being calculated. The assessment based only on values is sometimes difficult due to interpretation or just the amount of dimensions to be checked. The most efficient assessment is done to use a sketch representing the dimension input to scale to the user.

The dimensions entered in PCALC are therefore shown in a dimensional sketch to scale. This sketch can be exported to DXF format for further use in a CAD application. The sketch has a tool to measure dimensions working with the calculations. The dimensions can be checked in the CAD application but also the calculated material and pressure areas, which are regularly used in the calculations. 

The Red-Bag Pressure Component Calculation software or short PCALC is a software application for the validation of piping component and pressure equipment calculations.

The PCALC application can be used to study the code calculations for different design conditions, materials of construction and component dimensions. The tool is used for engineering training as conducted at InIPED, the International Institute of Plant Engineering and Design.

The application has in addition to regular calculation reports an unconventional output: it can show a detail report how every formula is passed and what the input/output is. This is very useful when for example an iteration is done to get a solution. The validation of each calculation is a separate report with a summary and the detail in- and output.

The dimensions entered are shown in a dimensional sketch to scale. The sketch can be exported to DXF format for further use in a CAD application. The sketch has a tool to measure dimensions working with the calculations.

The PCALC application is made for Notified Bodies, Authority Approval Companies and code calculation development.