CEI is innovating around the clock to bring you the most useful application of the ASME® Code. DesignCalcs boasts an extensive data library complete with industry data and methodologies to make Code compliance easier than ever.

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Data Library

DesignCalcs includes scores of industry data from a wide variety of trusted resources, such as codes, standards, and manufacturer catalogs. This supporting data will eliminate the need for cross referencing and speed up design time while ensuring accuracy and safety in your vessel designs.

Material Data

DesignCalcs ships with all of the Section II, Part D material data approved for the design of Section VIII, Division 1 vessels. This includes thousands of allowable stress lines, yield strength data points, and external pressure chart data. Because data is only as valuable as it is accessible, we have incorporated tools into the software to allow you to quickly find the material you are searching for. As you use materials, they are added to a recently used list. You also have the ability to set default materials, add custom materials, and filter material lists.

Structural Shapes

You may add your own user-defined structural shape or use one of the many ASTM/ ANSI structural material shapes included in the database:

  • Angle
  • Angle Unequal Leg
  • I-Beam
  • Channel
  • Wide Flange
  • T-Bar
  • W Beam
  • Flat Bar
  • Structural Tube

ASME Off the Shelf Flanges

DesignCalcs includes rated flange information for standard forged flanges, sizes ½" to 60", complete with all material groups, types, and ratings from ASME B16.5 and ASME B16.47.


DesignCalcs ships with all of the gasket information from ASME Section VIII, Division 1, Mandatory Appendix 2; it also contains the information from several of the most common Garlock gasket types. Just like our other supporting data, the gasket database allows for customization.

Bolt & Fittings

A fittings database with long weld neck flanges, socket weld couplings, and threaded couplings is provided, as is a bolt database that includes customary and metric bolt sizes. Both of these data sets allow customization.

Pipe & Tube Data

The DesignCalcs software contains a database of pipe and tube sizes ranging from ½" to 36". Custom pipe and tubes can also be entered and saved into the database. With such a wealth of data, DesignCalcs can automatically select the pipe schedule that meets the minimum design requirements of the vessel and component.

Customer Database

DesignCalcs comes complete with a searchable customer database to facilitate project and vessel organization. In addition to common contact information such as company name and location, this database also allows customization so you can easily access the information you need.