Smart Simulation & Sizing Tools for Every Piping and Equipment Engineer/Designer

02 March 2021

PSRE Co Announces Release of PASS/START-PROF 4.85

Responding to demands of worldwide engineering market, PSRE Co has added crucial capabilities to the newest version of PASS/START-PROF, smart and easy solution for pipe stress analysis.

Starting from 25th February 2021, all piping, process, mechanical engineer or designer looking for powerful and cost-effective software for piping stress analysis can evaluate the powerful analysis capabilities of PASS/START-PROF 4.85.

One of the most significant features of the latest version is dynamic analysis capability. PASS/START-PROF 4.85 supports normal modes analysis which measures the response of a piping system to dynamic loads. If piping natural frequency is close to the equipment operating frequency, the resonance effect occurs and vibration amplitudes become too great. The goal is to reduce or increase the piping natural frequencies by adding the supports, changing design, using rigid supports instead of flexible, etc. New analysis type is verified, added new examples into verification manual.

PASS/START-PROF 4.85 includes two new object types: ball joints allowing rotation of two connected pipes around 3 axes with friction effect, and snubbers. Hyspan Barco and Dalian Yiduo ball joints are added into the Database.

The new software release contains important changes and updates:

Now PASS/START-PROF also includes ASME B31G-2012 code (Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipeline Analysis) enabling to calculate a piping system, if the corroded pipeline segment must be replaced.

In PASS/START-PROF 4.85, the following integration capabilities have been significantly improved:

Among other improvements of PASS/START-PROF 4.85 are:

To learn about all new PASS/START-PROF 4.85 capabilities, please visit Knowledge Base.

We recommend all customers with active Maintenance Support to download PASS/START-PROF 4.85. To update your dongle, please send a request to