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|22.08.2019|Start-Prof version 4.83 R6 release.

Start-Prof version 4.83 R6 release. Changes:

  • Added function to show and hide nodes, node numbers, and node names in graphics result window
  • Fixed issue on Nvidia Quadro graphics card
  • Fixed issue with saving piping model pictures to bmp, jpg, etc.
  • Fixed issue with node symbols drawing
  • Fixed issue with context menu after analysis
  • Fixed other minor problems

The Start-Prof users with valid warranty may download the new version from downloads page. To upgrade the current version the dongle updating is not needed.


|31.07.2019|PASSAT new version 3.1 is released.

PASSAT new version 3.1 is released, which includes a number of additional calculations, corrections and options.

  • New elements were added:
    • Bellows joint;
    • Landing pads of horizontal vessels;
    • Steel structure;
    • Nozzle in the floating head of heat exchanger;
    • Service platforms of horizontal vessels;
    • Virtual separating wall;
    • Calculation of shells against influence of saddle supports and supporting poles as per EN 13445-3 is now available;
  • We have added configurations of asymmetrical saddle supports with 4 and 5 ribs;
  • For flange joint, Spectacle blind option with calculation of the restrained flat head has been added;
  • For cylindrical shells and nozzles, an option to set them by outside diameter is now available;

We recommend to update earlier versions of the program.


|17.06.2019|Start-Prof version 4.83 R5 release.

Start-Prof version 4.83 R5 release. Changes:

  • Added function to import waterhammer loads from PASS/HYDROSYSTEM software.
  • Added function to import and export support movements into text file (.csv) that can be modified by Excel. It is used to model ship deck hog & sag, bridge and other structure deformation
  • Added new wind load code CFE 2008 (Mexico)
  • Added flange leakage check for all available pipe stress codes. Added pressure-temperature rating tables for ASME B16.5-2017, EN-1092-1:2013-04 and GOST codes. Methods used: Pressure Equivalent (Kellogg) Method, Code Case 2901 (PVP2013-97814) Method, DNV Method, NC 3658.3 Method
  • CJJ/T 81-2013: Added additional optional check by EN 13941 A2 criteria
  • Added interactive tips with load cases explanation in operation mode editor
  • Increased software speed when working with huge models: analysis speed, file opening speed, etc.
  • Added ability to insert the node right at the end of the bend, valve, flange, tee
  • Added new function to replace pipe or rigid element by pipe, rigid element, reducer, valve, flange pair, ballasting weight
  • Fixed other minor problems

The Start-Prof users with valid warranty may download the new version from downloads page. To upgrade the current version the dongle updating is not needed.

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|14.05.2019|PASS/HYDROSYSTEM version 4.2 released.
PASS/HYDROSYSTEM version 4.2 includes new module for slurry fluid flow analysis, waterhammer unbalanced forces calculation with forwarding their values into PASS/START-PROF and CEASAR II, and other improvements. read more

|12.03.2019|PSRE and Fluids & C Partnership PSRE has signed a distribution agreement with Fluids & C for distribution of the PASS Software in Canada and the United States

PSRE Co. Expands Market Presence in North America

Affordable, smart stress and fluid flow simulation PASS software is now available through 10 international distributors

PSRE Co., the leading developer of smart simulation and sizing tools for every piping and equipment engineer/designer, is pleased to announce the expansion of its market presence for the PASS Software Suite in North America. PSRE has signed a distribution agreement with Fluids & C for distribution of the PASS Software in Canada and the United States.

Fluids & C is happy to participate to the market extension of the PASS Software Suite, one of the easiest-to-use tools for piping &equipment simulation enabling effective use by every engineer rather than just experts.

-- Vincent Soumoy, President of Fluids & C.

PSREs PASS Software Suite team is proud to add Fluid & C as a reseller in North America. The experience and knowledge of its team in the field of Computer Aided Engineering make Fluid & C a very valued partner for us!

-- Leonid Korelstein, VP of Research & Development, PSRE Co.

About Fluids & C

Fluids & C was founded in 2015 by Vincent Soumoy on the idea of helping North American companies in their simulation. Vincent is a Canadian Permanent Resident but also a Franco-Belgian nationality physicist who specialized in fluid mechanics and completed the Diploma Course of the Von Karman Institute in 1987. Vincent has worked for more than 25 years in the simulation domain, namely in fluids (CFD). Based in Montreal, Fluids & C provides services and distributes software in various areas, namely CAE (FEA, CFD, MBD) but also Process and Data Management, Artificial Intelligence, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The Fluids & C team is made up entirely of specialists, some with more than 25 years of experience.

Fluids & C applies ethical rules for all business practices to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise with high ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the application of the ideal of service in business life.


|28.02.2019|Start-Prof version 4.83 R4 release.

Start-Prof version 4.83 R4 release. Changes:

  • Codes updated: ASME B31.8-2018, ASME B31.3-2018
  • Added ASME B36.10M-2015 and B36.19M-2004 standards into pipe database
  • Added Thermal Bowing effect modelling
  • Removed the limitation of static seismic analysis only for above ground piping. Now mixed above ground and buried piping can also be analyzed for seismic effects
  • Fixed problems with UNDO function
  • Added setting "zero projections for the new pipe"
  • Improved tee model. Now when you specify wall thickness of the branch pipe greater than connected pipe, it is modeled with a thicker pipe. The branch pipe stiffness become greater
  • Fixed other minor bugs

The Start-Prof users with valid warranty may download the new version from downloads page. To upgrade the current version the dongle updating is not needed. Read more


|5 February 2019|PSRE Co. Expands Market Presence in Middle East and North Africa

PSRE Co., the leading developer of smart simulation and sizing tools for every piping and equipment engineer/designer, is pleased to announce the expansion of its market presence for the PASS Software Suite in the Middle East and North Africa . PSRE has signed a distribution agreement with Adams Consultancy & Infrastructure (Adams C&I).

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|28.01.2019|Start-Prof version 4.83 R3 release

Start-Prof version 4.83 R3 release. Changes:

  • Added automatic static seismic analysis for all ASME, DLT, GB, and EN codes
  • Fixed problem with UNDO function, that sometimes corrupted the model (happened in 4.83 R2)
  • Fixed problems with submerged buried pipeline
  • Fixed problem with calculation of maximum loads from all operation modes in support local coordinates
  • Fixed problem with inserting nodes into bends and curved pipes
  • Increased the friction factor range up to 0.75 to model highly corroded piping
  • Fixed other minor bugs (freezes, crashes, unknown errors)
  • The Start-Prof users with valid warranty may download the new version from downloads page. To upgrade the current version the dongle updating is not needed.

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|18.02.2019|PSRE Co. Expands Market Presence in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa

17 January 2019. PSRE Co., the leading developer of smart simulation and sizing tools for every piping and equipment engineer/designer, is pleased to announce the expansion of its market presence for the PASS Software Suite in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. PSRE has signed agreements with four (4) new distributors (Authur-Imperium Global Energy (AIGE), EDS Asia, Moonish Enterprises, and PPD) in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa in addition to already actively working distributors in China (Beijing AECsoft Engineering Software), Europe (EnginSoft) and India (AXIL Consulting Engineers). PSRE is actively looking for more international distribution partners.

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|18.02.2019|PSRE and AIGE Partnership

Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 17 January 2017 Authur-Imperium Global Energy (AIGE) Limited has reached a milestone achievement in positioning itself further as a global ICT/CAD training and support brand due to the recent Partnership/Dealership with the renowned pipeline stress and fluid flow analysis software giant, Piping System Research & Engineering Co. (PSRE Co.), headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

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|29.12.2018|New version released Nozzle-FEM 2.16

New version released Nozzle-FEM 2.16 that significantly expands the capabilities of previous versions:

  • new shell type has been added - rectangle plate;
  • calculation of thermal strains has been added, which allowed to analyze additional stresses arising from constrained temperature strains or action of different temperatures in the components;
  • strength verification tests has been updated and revised for ASME BPVC.VIII.1-2017 and ASME BPVC.VIII.2-2017, EN 13445-3:2014 (E) Issue 4 (2017-07), GOST 342233.1-2017 (verification test has been added for materials that work at temperatures in the range where creep and stress rupture govern the selection of stresses);
  • etc.
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All users under technical support are recommended to install this program version.


|27.12.2018|Start-Prof version 4.83 R2 release

Start-Prof version 4.83 R2 release. Changes:

  • Improved import from Caesar II function. Now it can convert nozzles created using CNODE, reducers, rigid elements, code, insulation weight, and more other improvements
  • Added function, allows to replace the valve into rigid element. It can be used to improve the model after importing from Caesar II
  • GB/T 20801-2006: added calculation of the stresses in test mode
  • ASME B31.1: Code updated to B31.1-2018
  • ASME B31J-2017: added Errata to B31J-2017 from 11-9-2017
  • Seismic code SP 14.13330.2014 is replaced by SP 14.13330.2018
  • Improved the method of slip joint modeling. Now guide support near the slip joint is not necessary
  • Improved the splitting pipe element dialog. Added ability to insert any support from any node and other improvements
  • Added ability to see transparent piping model
  • Added ability to see SIF and k-factors right in the bend, tee and reducer properties window
  • Added ability to place the supports in tees: sliding, springs, rigid hanger, nonstandard restraint
  • Fixed other minor bugs
  • The Start-Prof users with valid warranty may download the new version from downloads page. To upgrade the current version the dongle updating is not needed.

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|12.10.2018|New Version of PASS/HYDROSYSTEM

The new version 4.1 of PASS/HYDROSYSTEM has released in October 2018. This new version contains two big improvements, which are expected to considerably extend the applicability of this versatile simulation and sizing solution helping users to efficiently design complex piping systems that meet all requirements while minimizing design and operational cost.

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