C-MAX

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Modularized software that systematically allows user to conduct industrial & commercial systems analysis to help evaluate options that could reduce the cost of owning, operating, and maintaining a facility; achieving energy conservation goals, and evaluate non-energy benefits. It could be used in a new and existing facility design, engineering, and specification preparation. It allows unlimited what-if case analysis of the following systems: centrifugal pumps, centrifugal compressors, fans and blowers, positive displacement compressors, and piping network. Other modules include: Energy Conservation Measure (ECM), Life Cycle Costing, Non-Energy Benefits, Performance Charting, Utility, and Chemical/Physical Properties.

Keywords

pumps, fans, chillers, compressors, energy conservation, facility design

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

: General knowledge of fluid flow application (pump, fan, blower, compressor, piping) and energy analysis helpful. No computer programming experience required.

Users

Full C-MAX 2.0 and Evaluation C-MAX 2.0 software: over 400. New Updated C-MAX release is version 2.2 (January 03, 2000).

Audience

Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Plant Engineers, Utility Conservation Engineers, Energy Engineers, Consulting Engineers, Process & Project Engineers of E&C firms, Industrial Plants, Commercial Facilities, and Electrical Utilities.

Input

Fluid name and temperature and inlet/outlet equipment pressure drops, friction loss, and head for fluid system analysis. Users can specify pipe material characteristics, equipment characteristic curve, and costs for project, maintenance, utilities and non-energy benefits. Default chemical and physical properties for over 60 commonly used liquid, gas, and chemical compounds. Default pump, motor, adjustable speed drive equipment efficiencies. User enters data in Windows dialog boxes. Two types of User Interfaces ('Classic' and 'Tabbed' Input Forms).

Output

Over fifty (50)

Computer Platform

PC-compatible, 386 or higher processor, Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, & Windows 2000 Operating systems. Network version is available.

Programming Language

Visual C++

Strengths

Provides a quick, easy, and accurate method for analyzing potential fluid flow system upgrades and new design. Graphical interface allows for visual feedback in System Input Forms. Allows for point-and-click selection. Special attention given to energy conservation and life cycle costing analysis. In-depth 1.2MB on-line help by topics, content, index, context sensitive and balloon help. A 200-page C-MAX Users Guide is available.

Weaknesses

: Does not provide flowsheet simulation and analysis. Limited piping network analysis.

Contact

Company:

Unicade Inc.

Address:

Suite 211
13219 NE 20th Avenue
Belleuve, Washington 98005-2020
United States

Telephone:

(425) 747-0353

Facsimile:

(425) 747-0316

E-mail:

unicade@unicade.com

Website:

http://www.unicade.com/cmax

Availability

Prices vary by number of users and modules. Check the web page for pricing information.