The following customer testimonials are just an example of what users are saying about the FLO-SERIES.
These professionals are currently using the FLO-SERIES for vision and solutions for even the most
complex fluid piping systems.
"We were working on project at a large Veterans
Administration Medical Center and we modeled
their system in PIPE-FLO. In analyzing the data
from the program, we could tell that the
tertiary pumps were unnecessary. They had a
series of Variable Speed Drive pumps that were
simply idling because they were not needed. We
were able to take three pumps out of the system,
saving our clients both energy and maintenance
- Ted B. Schendt, P.E. and
Principal of Schendt Engineering
"Using the lineup feature I can keep the model
consistent throughout each scenario. The more
complex the system, the more scenarios I create.
I may create up to 20 scenarios for an extremely
complicated system. This could include the
existing situation, along with buildings that
are scheduled to be erected in 5, 10 or even 15
years down the road. I can look at the addition
of each phase and understand how it will affect
the current system. You really couldn't do this
type of network analysis by hand in any
reasonable amount of time. You would have to
make some pretty big assumptions. You can't do a
comprehensive evaluation without PIPE-FLO. We
simply wouldn't do it any other way."
- Jeffery N. Bolander, D.Eng,
P.E. and Vice President at Shah Smith &
"Finally, a credible and useful hydraulic model that supports intelligent systems management
- Dave Rogers, Rogers & Associates
"I use PIPE-FLO Professional to modify and improve many complex systems for my clients.
PIPE-FLO Professional is exceptionally great for troubleshooting existing systems in order to
identify the source of the problem. The program reduces time wasted from hand calculations by
at least 90-95%. I have tremendous confidence in the results. The
program's interface is also
very easy to use, my entire staff can use it!"
- Joseph Solomon Jr., Genesis SEA Inc. Philadelphia, PA
"PIPE-FLO is a joy to operate from an
ease-of-use standpoint. It is much quicker and
much easier than using a spreadsheet. Many
decades ago, when I was first getting into
hydraulic analysis, I was hopeful that somebody
could create the ideal program to meet the needs
of engineers. I have found that ideal program in
- Daniel Parker, President,
Parker Messana & Associates
"I've been using PIPE-FLO to calculate line
sizing and perform pressure drops for over 3
years. Before PIPE-FLO we were using
spreadsheets and the process was painful. It was
both difficult and time consuming and the
results were only best-estimates. What would
have taken a full day to calculate using our
spreadsheet we can do in an hour or two in
PIPE-FLO. And best of all, you do not need to
question the accuracy. PIPE-FLO provides
accurate results in a fraction of the time."
- Nelson Chan, P.E., Sales
Engineering & Proposal Manager, QuestAir
"If we would have pressed on without analyzing with PIPE-FLO Professional, the system most
likely would not have worked. It saved significant costs - probably several hundred thousand
dollars at a project level."
- Jim Hutt, Technical Associate, E.I. Dupont deNemours & Co.
"PIPE-FLO Professional ties together the concept of hydraulic systems from piping to pumps
to controls. It gives a system approach to piping analysis without having to use two or three
different tools. With PIPE-FLO Professional I can see directly what my results are, quickly
modify the system, and easily perform multiple 'what if' types of analyses."
- Jim Vinson, Technical Fellow, Rohm and Haas
"Before PIPE-FLO we would never have even tried to balance the flows in the network. It would have taken valuable time, and there is also a problem with accuracy. In fact, I
don't even know if we could have done it manually. We would have spent capital money to save engineering time. The program is very easy to use. Using the copy and paste feature is a huge timesaver. The colors make it very easy to see what is going on. After we run the calculation, if we see a red or blue line, we know we have a problem. It is great for troubleshooting and reaffirming what we are doing."
- John Pietranski, Engineer, Great Lakes Chemical Corporation
"An enormous advantage is the speed in which 'what if' situations can be calculated for during preliminary designs. The time required is a fraction as compared to manual calculations, but more important, the system can be analyzed to a point that is not realistically possible using manual methods. I have used PIPE-FLO on hundreds of projects over the past 15 years, and I have been able to save time and money by accomplishing what
couldn't be done manually or with spreadsheets."
- Pat Dugan, Chief Engineer, M3 Phoenix
"We have used PIPE-FLO Compressible on some very complex emergency relief header systems.
The program has saved us countless hours in sizing and verification of multiple emergency
relief scenarios, and the accuracy of the analysis is much better than our previous methods.
We can now do a very thorough analysis in less time than ever before. Also, since we currently
use PIPE-FLO Professional, we were able to integrate the two programs together for all our
hydraulic analysis needs."
- William O. Green, P.E. Senior Vice President, Industrial Process Division of RMH Group, Inc.
"The addition of the PIPE-FLO Compressible program extends the capabilities of the PIPE-FLO
Professional module to provide accurate analysis of compressible fluids. This program has
been used for new and retrofit project designs and has proven to deliver very accurate
results when compared with actual field measurements. The graphical interface aids in model
input as well as output presentation for reports and client presentations. Program solution
speeds exceed that of considered competitive products by as much as hours, with total solution
times of less than 20 minutes for many complicated network flow analyses. Intermediate
approximate results can be viewed in only a few minutes to aid in rapid ‘what-if' designing.
We have successfully used the compressible fluids program for the design of industrial dust
collection network systems, as well as both high and low pressure air distribution and vacuum
- Frank Porbeck, P.E., President Porbeck Engineering Corporation
"The accuracy built into PIPE-FLO Professional is present in PIPE-FLO Stock. It uses tried
and true methods for paper stock pressure drop calculations. New users can come up to speed
quickly and become productive very easily. The folks at Engineered Software have worked hard
to develop a package that is useable on a daily basis."
- Terry L. Gatlin, Engineer, Harris Group Inc.
- "The results are very accurate. The interface is
very easy to use. Your software is a great teaching tool
for my piping design course. I use Flow of Fluids to
analyze existing data in a ship's piping diagram and
recreate a special design problem for my students. It is
very easy to adapt to marine engineering since we use
the same mathematical model. Using Flow of Fluids, I can
show the students how certain changes have an effect on
the overall design."
Gilles Demers, Instructor for the Department Naval
Architecture, Maritime Institute of Quebec
"I wanted to let you know we were very
pleased with your product and the customer support you
provide. The Flow of Fluids software program is a
great tool for our staff. Like may engineering
organizations, ours is very familiar with Crane
Technical Paper 410, and this software is a great
compliment to that resource. Additionally, your
support and sales staff have provided us with superior
service. Thanks for a great product and equal
Jay E. Rollo, P.E., Austin Energy
- "I have been a long time user of the Crane Technical
Paper No. 410 as a consolidated resource of information
for completing hand calculations on various fluid
pumping systems. Recently I became aware an
electronic program for calculating flow of fluids based
on the Crane T.P. 410 when shopping for a replacement
copy of my now worn out Crane T.P. 410. At first I was
cautiously optimistic about the operability, time saving
and accuracy of the program. Having now used the
program for over a year I am pleased to report the
results are better than what I would have expected.
The program is very intuitive to use and provides
results which are clear and easy to follow.
Substitution of equipments into the program is quick and
easy and conducting "what if "scenarios are a snap.
The ability to customize the program using the system
"symbol editor" and "Fluid Table Manager" provides the
versatility to simulate any operating system. The
old adage "you get what you pay for" does not hold true
for the Crane Flow of Fluids Premium. I have found
the extensive information already contained in the
program, flexibility to add custom information and the
friendly knowledgeable technical support staff ready to
assist along the way invaluable."
Jerry LaCombe, Engineering Manager, Nichols
Brothers Boat Builder
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"We use PUMP-FLO with pump selection and pricing software from Goulds and Gorman Rupp.
We are also beginning to use it extensively for our internal pump configuration programs
to improve our customer response time."
- Lou Kuffel, Beckwith Kuffel Co.
"Last week, I had some users request pump curves, with viscosity corrections. With PUMP-FLO
it's instantaneous. If I had to do them by hand I'd still be at it. No matter what it costs,
it's worth it!"
- Bob Braun, Lewis Pumps
"Using the PIPE-FLO SDK let us concentrate on the problem we were trying to solve because we
didn't have to invent our own tool. The set-up is simple. Procedures are reliable and straightforward. PIPE-FLO is the engine, our program starts the engine. Without the PIPE-FLO SDK, the cost of the project would have been so great that we would have scrapped it in the design phase"
- Kevin J. Reynolds, Senior Marine Engineer, The Glosten Associates
"I want to thank you even further for evaluating my piping system. I have to be honest and admit that I "threw it over the fence" and into your lap at the end of my workday. Thank you for your detailed analysis!"
- Brian Thompson, Senior Process Engineer, Countrymark Cooperative, LLP
- "This was one of the best short-course training
sessions that I have attended in the past several years,
both in content and presentation. The instructor was
absolutely excellent in both areas. Thanks for a job
Farhad Banisadr, P.E., Mechanical Engineer, Los Alamos
- "I thought the training was very good, and I learned
a great deal. The pace of the class was perfect and the
examples used were practical, clearly communicating the
lessons discussed. The instructor was very knowledgeable
and taught the material well. I would recommend the
course to anyone involved in piping system design."
Jason Mitchell, Mechanical Engineer, SEI Group
- "I really enjoyed the class and learned a good deal,
to which I can build upon. I plan on putting everything
to practice as soon as I get back. Honestly, the program
is very user friendly in my opinion and that encourages
using it as often as possible. Also, the instructors did
an excellent job keeping the class interesting. I am
looking forward to sending a couple of engineers next
year to the training."
Bradley J. Bruff, P.E., Mechanical Engineering
Manager, HFG Engineering US, Inc.
- "I liked how the instructors apply theory to real
world examples so that one can learn how the theory is
useful. . They are interested in our real
world examples and problems. Questions were welcomed and
answered clearly. My instructor made detailed technical
information interesting, which is not easy to do.
He held my interest for 2 days, which is definitely not
easy to do. I think you have highly effective and
knowledgeable teachers. In addition, I enjoyed the
section on reading and explaining pump curves and how
they relate to energy savings. I have already used this
information to size 2 pumps. They have not been
ordered, but I am confident that they will run
efficiently based on the information that I gained from
the class. The content is very practical. With the
lack of design engineers in plants these days, the
production and project guys don't often go through the
detailed calculations when installing a pump. The
end result is often repeated seal damage and wasted
spending on energy costs. I would recommend
engineers fresh out of school because the practical side
of piping design is not taught in engineering school.
I would also recommend it to maintenance engineers,
supervisors, and managers so that they get a good idea
of the cost savings associated with a properly sized and
Joe Shelby, Project Engineer, Rhodia, Inc.
- "My industry contains many complex piping systems.
This training is very applicable to numerous areas such
as design and troubleshooting. The instructors had a lot
of real world experience; I liked the many personal
experiences shared during the course. A very "lessons
learned" style. I also appreciated that the course
provided Professional Development Hours."
Gregory Graham, Project Engineer, Valero
Delaware City Refiner
- "As a non-engineer I like the "down to
teaching methods. I was able to understand complex
concepts that I very little background in. The course
material provided a great deal of useful information.
The problem-solving segment near the end of the course
was most enjoyable for me. I am more of a hands-on type
person so seeing the concepts in action appealed most to
me. I am in the utilities department of a chemical plant
so I do a great deal of "pumping water around" for
cooling, clarification, steam, and boiler feed water and
process feed. The fundamentals providing in this course
are the "meat and potatoes" of my business.
Understanding them is key to making good choices in
design and equipment purchases."
David Ivy, Utilities Supervisor, ISP Elastomers
- "The course was very thorough in covering fluid
system fundamentals and complimented your Pipe-Flo
course. Using the Crane Technical Paper No. 410 in
conjunction further enhanced the course by providing
tools that I use regularly. Whether you're a
seasoned designer or a novice, you will gain useful
information from this course. The sections describing
the pump curves and the total system curves were the
most useful because that data, shown graphically,
contains nearly all the information needed to size the
system components. The instructor took great care to
describe the affect each component can make on the total
system. I would recommend this course to any designer,
engineer, and even operations personnel that work with
Michael Meteer, Mechanical Engineer, CH2M Hill
- "This course was extremely practical and useful from
a pump technical sales standpoint. I found the
instructor very interesting; he had many real world
experiences to draw from. I found the pipeline networks
portion of the course quite helpful and find that I use
this information often in pump sales. I recommended this
class to the rest of the people at my company."
Mark Davreux, Technical Sales, Industrial Fluid
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