Design Capabilities

  • Simulates the flow of liquids and gases (water, hydrocarbons, air, steam, natural and other gases, petroleum fractions etc.) in pipe systems.
  • Determines the performance of multiple pumps, fans, control valves, orifice plates, non-return valves and any type of line equipment in complex pipe networks.
  • Calculates the friction loss with non-Newtonian liquids, particulate (settling) slurries, power law fluids, Bingham plastics, paper pulp and 2- phase liquid/gas flows.
  • Calculates heat transfer in pipe systems .
  • Dynamic Analysis - perform time-based or what-if analysis. Understanding how a plant will react to changing operation conditions can be vital.  Dynamic analysis removes guesswork when performing such simulations.

Calculations 

  • Flows, pressures and friction losses around complex pipe networks.
  • Velocity, density, temperature change, choked and sonic conditions in compressible flow.
  • Automatic fluid phase detection.
  • Thermo-physical properties of fluid mixtures.
  • Determines non-Newtonian / non-settling physical property coefficients from rheological data and associated apparent viscosity.
  • Determines solids effect for particulate (settling) slurry flow.
  • Determines pipe economic size or velocity.
  • Pump power, efficiency and NPSH.
  • Total Heat Balance - heat loss/gain through pipe walls (insulated, uninsulated, buried); heat or temperature change acrossheat exchangers and other line equipment.

Typical Design Applications

  • Systems containing multiple pumps and fans in parallel, series or booster configuration.
  • Systems containing multiple control valves.
  • Process and instrumentation air.
  • Natural and other gas reticulation including coal seam methane and LNG systems.
  • Mining, pharmaceutical, food, wastewater and mineral process systems.
  • Fixed fire protection design - hydrant ring-mains and deluge systems.
  • Spray/sprinkler systems of any type.
  • Mine dewatering.
  • Multiple borehole pumps.
  • Ventilation and fume extraction (rectangular ducts can be simulated).
  • High pressure gas flow (sonic conditions detected).
  • Water and wastewater treatment.
  • Cooling water systems.
  • Infrastructure services (water, sewage, gas).