PASS/START-PROF Capabilities for District Heating Stress Analysis

Date: 18 June 2020

Learn how START-PROF can significantly increase your productivity, save the time and increase the accuracy while district heating system model creation, its analysis, and reports generation.


  • Quick introduction of PASS/START-PROF
  • Supported codes for district heating systems
  • Object-oriented piping model creation principle
  • Piping object types pipe, tees, bends, reducers, etc.
  • Underground and aboveground modeling abilities
  • Soil model for horizontal, inclined, vertical pipelines
  • Polyurethane foam insulation stiffness, expansion cushion stiffness
  • Database of polyurethane pre-insulated pipes: LOGSTOR, POWERPIPE, +GF+ Urecon, etc.
  • Polyurethane foam insulation stress check
  • Check stresses from surface vehicle loads
  • Pre-heating analysis
  • Single use compensators analysis. Calculate the distance
  • Material Database for EN 13480 and 13941 codes
  • Ring bending calculation using nonlinear FEA
  • Databases, wind, ice, snow, seismic loads
  • Pipe and fittings wall thickness calculation
  • Operation mode editor. Load cases
  • Analysis reports: Stress in piping, Stress in insulation, Seismic stress, Flaw stress, Restraint loads, Displacements, Expansion joints check, variable spring selection
  • Special features

Presenter: Alex Matveev, Ph.D. PASS/Start-Prof Development, Support & Training Since 2005

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