Pipe Flow Expert

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Application for designing and analyzing pipe networks where the flows and pressures must be balanced to solve the system. Screen Shots

Keywords

pipe flow, pipe pressure loss

Validation/Testing

See http://www.pipeflow.co.uk/public/control.php?_path=/497/738/803 and http://www.pipeflow.co.uk/public/documents/PipeFlowExpertResultsVerification.pdf.

Expertise Required

General pipe system design. Very easy user interface. Full user guide included. 16 example systems are included to aid the user.

Users

Over 1000 users in total across 80 different countries worldwide.

Audience

Anyone who needs to design a pipe system, from small building systems to large oil pipelines.

Input

The pipe layout is drawn graphically. It contains a Fluid database, Pipe material adatbase, Pipe size database and a Fittings database.

Output

Output consists of on-screen results data and pre-formatted spreadsheet type report data.

Computer Platform

Any PC computer system that has at least the following minimum specification:

  • Processor: 1.13 GHz Intel® Pentium III (or similar).
  • Memory: 256 MB of RAM.
  • Display: Color Monitor with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Spreadsheet program required if the user wishes to export the results tables to a spreadsheet format.

Programming Language

Delphi

Strengths

Ease of use. Designing Pipe systems. Calculating flows, pressures and energy usage.

Weaknesses

It does not do transient analysis of a pipe system (scenarios over time), however most system do not require transient analysis to size items such as pumps.

Contact

Company:

PipeFlow.Co.Uk

Address:

Beechfield House, Suite 29
Winterton Way
Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 0LP
United Kingdom

Telephone:

+44 (1625) 509 142

E-mail:

dave@pipeflow.co.uk

Website:

http://www.pipeflow.co.uk

Availability

Free trial available via download from the web site. Licenses can be purchased online.