PV Elite® is a complete solution for vessel and heat exchanger design, analysis and evaluation. The program is easy to learn and use so it is perfect for users requiring fast start-up and confidence in their safety code calculations. PV Elite considers the whole vessel, addressing all of the wall thickness rules and stress analysis requirements for vertical towers, horizontal vessels and heat exchangers. It also evaluates and re-rates existing vessels, including Fitness for Service analysis.

Improve Productivity

Because the program is easy to learn and use, it is perfect for both regular and occasional users requiring fast start-up and confidence in their safety code calculations.

Save Time

Benefit from faster workflows thanks to tubesheet design and analysis, rectangular and non-circular vessel analysis and individual component analysis.

Enhance Data Accuracy

Boost confidence in your safety code calculations with the software’s design tools and wizards, plus comprehensive error checking.

Trusted Solution

PV Elite has been a trusted solution for owner operators, fabricators and engineering consultants for three decades.

Main Features

Data Collection

PV Elite streamlines data entry by breaking the input down into sensible subsets.


Graphical representation of analysis models helps ensure confidence in the input and results. Users can view and manipulate models with complete ease.

Analysis Options

Perform calculations per ASME Section VIII Div. 1 & 2, PD 5500, EN 13445 and API 579 (FFS) and generate retirement limits for ASME and Division I.

Output and Reports

To simplify inspection requirements, PV Elite lists the most important equations such as required thickness and MAWP.

Materials and Codes

PV Elite is a global package with international code rules plus extensive region-specific content.


PV Elite interfaces with other popular software packages for finite element analysis, foundation design and drafting.

PV Elite 2023 New features

Supports modeling and analysis of more complex pressure vessels.

Integrates new tools to optimize design.

Improves performance and usability.

Our team of experts is here to advise you on PV Elite products. With over 25 years of experience, we have the knowledge to help you build your vision.