Salad for CAESAR II ©

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Salad works with pipe stress analysis data from CAESAR II by Hexagon, to help you prepare ancillary reports and calculations.  It can even work as a ‘bridge’ to your existing or new spreadsheets. Salad can also be used for standalone calculations as an alternative to spreadsheet or math applications.

Template scripts are provided to do the following:

  • Generate an Excel spreadsheet summarising your calculation on one sheet, including maximum stresses, displacements, weight sag, nozzle loads, springs, load cases and major input data. This is a great way to do a quick ‘sanity check’ on your model.
  • Acoustically induced vibration check of your piping system, accounting for multiple sources and decay with distance. These calculations can be very time consuming to do manually, especially for multiple sources.
  • API 610 check for all your load cases at once.
  • Do a local stress check on all trunnions in your model in one go. If you have modelled the trunnions in your stress model, just tell Salad the restraint numbers and let it do the rest.
  • Generate an API 617 compressor nozzle load summation for 10 load cases at a time.
  • Generate a restraint summary in local co-ordinates. Great time saver for pipelines and skewed piping runs.
  • Carry out a wall thickness calculation using the CAESAR II Material Database.
  • And more

You can customise any Salad script to your own needs (unlock using password ‘Xtrados’) and save it as a User Template.


The software is free to use and available to download below.

Download Salad Installer

4.9 Mb


  • Windows 2000 or later
  • CAESAR II v4.5 to 8 (may work with v9 but not supported yet)
  • Admin rights for installation *
* No Admin rights? You can use our Zip package, simply unzip it, store the unzipped folder anywhere you like and double click on Salad.exe to run.


Tutorial 1 – Data Export
Tutorial 2 – Scripting
Tutorial 3 – AIV
AIV Discussion Paper – Dissipation at fittings


– QA checked with CAESAR II v8.0
– Updated to account for a change in the CAESAR II version 8 material database format
– Updated to handle Alt-sus and Alt-Occ cases
– Added ability to access user-entered SIF data for torsion, axial force and pressure
– Added SSI data variable to access user-entered sustained stress indices
– Checks and warns if the XML data from CAESAR has not been exported properly
– Script error messages now give more information about the error. (Script-edit mode error messages already show this info)
– Trunnion script now has the option to specify re-pads at desired locations (& optional thickness). See the script in-built help for details.
– Trunnion script now has the option whether to remove mill-tolerance from header thickness
– Trunnion script was using ambient temperature allowable – now uses allowable corresponding to each case considered
– Added loadcase number function


We can help you to resolve issues and get the most out of the software. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss paid support or customisation.