Tuesday, January 29, 2008


A correction to my previous post.

API-653 3rd Edition, Addendum 3 is currently under final review and will be released soon.

I apologize for the error.

Monday, January 28, 2008

ITSdesign Update

We are just releasing an update to ITSdesign. A couple of corrections have been made and a couple of additions. One addition is that we now have an export to an Excel spreadsheet. We are seeking comments as to whether the format we have will satisfy the needs of the users. You can comment here or email me at its@innovativetanksolution.com. The other addition is adding tooltips to the entire program. If you place the cursor on an item you will get a note explaining the use of that particular item. Also, if it is yellowed, which indicates that an error has occured concerning that particular item, additional information will be displayed concerning the error. That way you do not need to click on the Code Errors tab to see the errors.

Other notes of interest:
API-620 11th Edition appears to be in final review and will be released soon
API-650 3rd Edition, Addendum 3, appears to be in final review and will be released soon
API-650 11th Edition, Addendum 1, has not been released for final review but is to be released soon and will be released shortly thereafter

We will be going to the API committe meetings in April and are getting ready to submit inquiries. If you have any inquiries you would like us to submit for you, contact us and we will see what we can do. Right now we are waiting to see what Addendum 1 changes are before we do the submission.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

API-650 11th Edition now available

As of January 1, 2008, the API-650 11th Edition is now in effect. To meet this requirement we have revised ITSdesign to be in conformance with the new 11th edition. The updated version of ITSdesign is now available from our website at www.innovativetanksolution.com. Those currently using the program will receive the updates the next time they open the program. In addition to updating to the 11th edition, we have also added the base plate designs for center columns to conform to paragraph

We have not revised the seismic portion of ITSdesign as what is in the 11th edition is incorrect and will be corrected in the soon to be released Addendum 1. As soon as that is released, we will revise the seismic to meet the Addendum 1 corrections.

Yes, there is an addendum scheduled to be released for API-650. The last word I received is that it would be released sometime in January. I will keep you informed as to when this does occur.