Flow of Fluids Premium simulates the operation of small piping systems transporting liquids and industrial gases under a variety of expected operating conditions.
Flow of Fluids Premium provides accurate results for series, branching, and looped systems (both open and closed) with up to 25 pipelines. If you can draw your piping system, Flow of Fluids Premium will show you how it operates.
Flow of Fluids Premium can handle gasses as well as liquids. For more detailed information on using Flow of Fluids Premium on gas systems click here. The program also allows users to select pumps directly from more than 75 manufacturers' supplied electronic pump catalogs to ensure that you select the correct pump for your system.
The program simulates the operation of the total piping system showing the interaction of pumps, compressors, pipelines, control valves, and components by incorporating the following features into a single, easy to use program:
An easy to understand piping schematic drawing.
A robust calculation engine.
Access to the electronic documents used to design, build, operate, and maintain piping systems.
Collaboration tools providing your team with a clear view of the total piping system.
All new Flow of Fluids Premium purchases include a one-year free TechNet Orange subscription. TechNet Orange entitles users to free technical support and upgrades for one calendar year.
For people who have the need to work with larger piping system should consider the PIPE-FLO Professional program. All piping projects created using the Flow of Fluids program can be imported into PIPE-FLO Professional without any changes.
Flow of Fluids Premium uses the Darcy-Weisbach method for calculating the pressure drop in a pipeline. This method assumes the density of the fluid is constant in the pipeline. The Darcy-Weisbach method provides satisfactory results under the following conditions:
If the calculated pressure drop is less than 10% of the inlet pressure, then reasonable accuracy will be obtained if the density used for the fluid is based upon either the upstream or the downstream conditions.
If the calculated pressure drop is greater than 10%, but less than 40% of inlet pressure, reasonable accuracy can be achieved using the density based on the average of the upstream and downstream conditions.
For pressure drops larger than 40%, use a method that incorporates the compressibility of the gas.
Using the above guidelines Flow of Fluids Premium can provide accurate results for gas distribution systems found in plants and buildings.