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Alvaro Peinado
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎01-03-2004
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Pressure vessel

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07-01-2004 01:58 AM
Hello to all:
It wanted to know yours opinion on the design of pressure vesel with Inventor. If some of you works or has worked in this subject, to know to me that interest has Inventor for the design of pressure apparatuses.
Gracias

!Perdon por la mala traduccion¡
*JGH
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Re: Pressure vessel

07-01-2004 02:25 AM in reply to: Alvaro Peinado
I use Inventor for this, we design a lot of pressure vessels and tube heat exchangers. If you look at the master sketch approach you will find this to be good for this kind of work. If your pressure vessels are very basic with just a shell and a few nozzles it probably is faster to do in Autocad, but we have a lot of pipes and components inside the vessels, so we need to see this in 3D as we design. We did this in Mechanical Desktop previous, but Inventor is far superior for this purpose. Regards, Jorgen Alvaro Peinado" wrote in message news:5961912.1088672328539.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > Hello to all: > It wanted to know yours opinion on the design of pressure vesel with Inventor. If some of you works or has worked in this subject, to know to me that interest has Inventor for the design of pressure apparatuses. > Gracias > > !Perdon por la mala traduccion¡
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Alvaro Peinado
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Re: Pressure vessel

07-01-2004 03:03 AM in reply to: Alvaro Peinado
Indeed, made ours they are simple, heat exchangers of tubes of pressure, columns, etc. Also my question to the implantation of these products in complete industriles plants.
*JGH
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Re: Pressure vessel

07-01-2004 06:27 AM in reply to: Alvaro Peinado
We also use Inventor for that. You don't wan't to include i.e. all the tubes or tubesheets though as this will get Inventor to its knees if too many. We use representation (flat plate) for tubesheets and create the hole pattern in 2D autocad. We don't extrude the tubes either in 3D, just add a custom part in partslist i.e. For piping and the rest of the process we have been using Inventor up to now, I feel this is not optimal for routing. You might wan't to check out Inventor Professional for this (allthough I feel it has too many shortcommings, you might find it ok) We will probably have others do the routing for us or do it ourself in autocad 3D for future projects. (then import to Inventor for creation of arrangement etc.) Regards, Jorgen "Alvaro Peinado" wrote in message news:24135295.1088676257449.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > Indeed, made ours they are simple, heat exchangers of tubes of pressure, columns, etc. Also my question to the implantation of these products in complete industriles plants.
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erbrown
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Registered: ‎12-01-2003
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Re: Pressure vessel

07-01-2004 09:06 AM in reply to: Alvaro Peinado
I have only done on very special vessel with a steam coil. Worked great for me.

Rocky Brown
Aluminum Ladder Co.
erb@carbis.net
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Re: Pressure vessel

07-02-2004 09:36 AM in reply to: Alvaro Peinado
I have a client who is using Inventor to design his equipment. I've also made an Ipart of an elliptical head with all the parameters being driven by the id. the id is entered, it has a selectable list of thicknesses and materials. "Alvaro Peinado" wrote in message news:5961912.1088672328539.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > Hello to all: > It wanted to know yours opinion on the design of pressure vesel with Inventor. If some of you works or has worked in this subject, to know to me that interest has Inventor for the design of pressure apparatuses. > Gracias > > !Perdon por la mala traduccion¡
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Sschram
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Registered: ‎10-31-2008
Message 7 of 14 (1,639 Views)

Re: Pressure vessel

02-08-2011 07:34 PM in reply to: Alvaro Peinado

Hello all,

 

I'm a designer for a custom fabrication shop in NC. We build pressure vessels, columns, heat exchangers, etc. We use 2D AutoCAD for our design drawing/fab prints. I've been looking into the 3D route. If any of you can help me in anyway it would be very helpful.

 

Thank you in advance for all your help.

 

 

Steve

Sschram@wardtank.com

 

 

 

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dcaldwell
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Registered: ‎02-22-2012
Message 8 of 14 (1,244 Views)

Re: Pressure vessel

02-22-2012 08:39 PM in reply to: Alvaro Peinado

We produce  vessel drawings entirely in Inventor and are developing systems to help automate the process . My concept is to start with an excel spreadsheet that identies and locates every component . It is a work in progress.

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Sschram
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Registered: ‎10-31-2008
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Re: Pressure vessel

12-19-2012 05:56 AM in reply to: Alvaro Peinado

Hows the automation working out?

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dcaldwell
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Registered: ‎02-22-2012
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Re: Pressure vessel

01-15-2013 06:07 PM in reply to: Sschram
Our automation systems are developing, slowly. We have sorted the automated seismic design for determining hold down details and tank wall thicknesses in accordance with the NZSEE latest code for tank design. David Caldwell Wellman Associates Ltd Consulting Mechanical Engineers Ph 06 278 4927 M 021 02508942 24 Nelson St Hawera 4610 New Zealand
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