Oil & Gas

Some clients who choose AutoPIPE for their projects

Main Features

  • Static and dynamic analysis
  • Generate the 3D model of the pipe stress model including node numbering, support tag and type. All in the plant coordinate system.
  • Insert the 3D stress model as external reference in your piping design 3D model or in your Review model.
  • Insert the STAAD.Pro model into AutoPIPE’s model to consider the structural stiffness or export the piping and piping loads to STAAD.Pro to avoid rework.
  • Model in Plant Coordinates system.
  • Equipment and flange evaluation included into the model.
AutoPIPE is adapted to meet Industry's needs
Temperature, pressure, wind, earthquake and more


Support Optimizer

The Support Optimizer allows you to speed and improve your calculations based on:

  • Possible points of supported.
  • Desired primary, secondary, and occasional stresses.
  • Allowable loads on equipment.
  • Allowable loads in Reference Points.
  • Maximum deflection by weight.
  • First frequency of vibration.
  • Support Cost

Calculate the best support options that meet all these requirements and at the lowest cost. The Support Optimizer uses Artificial Intelligence with Genetic Algorithm to run thousands of options and find the cheapest one that meets the specifications.

The Support Optimizer can be used to improve stress calculations that we have solved, but want to reduce the cost, or for new systems. It runs in the background, so it allows us to continue working on other calculations at the same time. See+

El Optimizador de Soportes de AutoPIPE trabaja para usted

Load Sequences

As a general rule, in the Oil industry the start-up sequence is first pressurize the line and then go to the operating temperature. In AutoPIPE the sequence is:

Weight Pressure Temperature

In LNG plants and other chemical plants as the Olefins units the pipe has to be cold down slowly up to a cryogenic temperature and then is pressurized. In AutoPIPE the sequence is:

Weight Temperature Pressure

This methodology is the one recommended by ASME and ensure the proper calculation of the stress. In the first sequence the gaps are closed due to the pressure extension of the pipe, but in the second sequence are closed due to the temperature. Many programs can only deal with the second one.

Apply one load after the other to gain in accuracy


The user can keep open as many windows of AutoPIPE as he needs with one license. Thanks to that you can

  • Try other scenarios
  • Easily copy data from one to another
  • Run a long dynamic case while work in another calculation

Multiple sessions run on one computer only require one license.

Have multiple sessions opened at the same time

Newest and old code versions

AutoPIPE has multiple editions of the standards, not only of the stress formulas, the program also has the material libraries to be able to replicate old calculations:

Standards  Years
B31.1 2018, 2016, 2014,2012, 2010, 2009, 2007… til 1967
B31.3 2018, 2016,2014, 2010, 2008, 2006 and 2004
EN 13480 2017, 2012, 2010 and 2002
B31.4 2016, 2012, 2009 and 2006
B31.8 2016,2014, 2012, 2010, 2007 AND 2003

There are many other codes available.

Equipment Verification

The equipment's are included directly in the stress model, no external routines are needed, so when executing the stress calculation, the equipment report can be requested immediately.

Equipment are inserted in the model for quick verification

Flange Verification

AutoPIPE contains a database of flange dimensions, so any flanged element, such as flow meters, or valves can be quickly verified.

Flanges can be evaluated according to ASME Sec VIII Div 1 or 2, ASME Sec III Appendix XI or ANSI check.

Flanges can be easy verified. Dimension DB is included in the software

Weight Allocation

In AutoPIPE the user can add weight at any point on the pipe, both centered and with an offset, in order to include the weight of instruments, reinforcements, trunnions, etc. And in this way make a more accurate mass model for both static and dynamic analysis.

The valves include fields to add the weight and the location of the actuator's center of gravity, so no additional elements are required.

In the image below you can see the blue arrows that indicate that additional weight has been placed at that point. You can also see the actuators of the control or motorized valves.

Calculating the correct weight for a piping system can save a lot of headache in the field during commissioning and operation.

Additional weight close to the connection to a steam turbine.

Support Weight

All supports have a field for the weight of the support, which has to be considered in the analysis since it is fixed to the pipe.

The supports also include a field for the support Tag.

Additional weight close to the connection to a steam turbine.


Dampers in AutoPIPE are placed like any other support without the need to indicate any displacement imposed on the anchor point, and the program activates them only in the event of an earthquake and water hammer.

The user can also activate them for wind, since fast gusts make dampers be activate.