Software packages are usually thoroughly reviewed by companies before the decision is made to use or purchase the software.

The software demo version allow the potential user to test whether the software provides the required benefits for the work to be executed. It requires some time to get acquainted with the software before the benefits become visible.

Below listed are some of the major advantages when using PCC for the design and maintenance of pipe classes. The advantages can be summarized as: cost savings.

  • Setting of default material and dimension standard, reducing time for input per individual component, no evaluation required of newly issued codes and thus saving time

  • Data and edit fields from the standard database, data for the input fields and drop down fields comes from the database, no referring to paper documents is required also preventing input mistakes

  • Quickly determine the minimum required schedules for the selected default materials and pressure temperature combinations with the pipe schedule wizard providing an immediate first guess

  • The PCC application has the calculation codes ASME, EN and RToD, and can therefor be used for our international customers.

  • The whole pipe class can be calculated with the click of one button. The percentages of strength used is shown on the summary sheets. Optimization of the strength used can be done to review these percentages.

  • Components such as Tee and Elbow can be edited and create a custom design. This allows the user to adapt the component design to extraordinary process or environment requirements.

  • All detail calculations are generated 'on the fly' and can be browsed per component, per pressure temperature combination and per size in one window. This allows efficient comparison of calculations without the necessity to print or store individual calculations.

  • All input data is stored in the project database. The data of a pipe class or project can be copied and paste again in a new database or in the same project. This allows reviewing alternatives and editing of the pipe class without losing the original data. With this option it is possible to determine whether for example two existing pipe classes could be combined. This reduces material handling and material cost.

  • Quick response to changes in pressures and temperatures of the process is possible during the design and engineering since all data is at hand in the database and minimal editing is necessary to review the required changes.

  • The PCC application has the three calculation codes which can be used to compare the codes and optimize the pipe classes per code.

  • All windows can be exported to spreadsheet format (MSExcel) for further editing or printing providing flexible and efficient reporting. There is also an option for bulk export of a pipe class which exports all data and calculations in one go to spreadsheet format. This can be used for authority approval purposes.

  • PCC can export the pipe class data in XML format to interface with other PCC users. The data can be used with other XML compatible applications such as 3D design systems. The XML files can be opened with a regular text editor and can be send as an attachment via e-mail.

  • Commodity codes can be used to provide the interface with the company material management system or ERP system.

The following are some of the companies that have already purchased the PCC software because of these benefits: AkerKvaerner, AkzoNobel, BP, Dow, Fluor, GTI, Jacobs, Tebodin, Uhde.