From liquids, to gases, to paper slurries, we offer affordable, flexible, and easy-to-use software, providing a clear picture of your total fluid piping system. PIPE-FLO brings you an immediate return on your software investment.
Each PIPE-FLO product provides a complete picture of a fluid piping system by incorporating the following features into a single easy to use program:
Providing a Clear Picture
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- PIPE-FLO's piping schematic, or FLO-Sheet shows all
pumps, tanks, components, and controls in your piping
system, providing you with a total picture.
- Increase the presentation value of the piping
schematic by using your own naming convention for
pipelines, pumps, tanks, control valves, and junctions.
- Display the valves and fittings on the piping
schematic to increase the system details.
- Add details to the drawing by inserting
free-floating text and group boxes on the piping
- Create the FLO-Sheet by using PIPE-FLO's powerful
drawing tools (display grid, snap to grid, erase, insert
vertex, insert objects, etc.).
- Build the drawing quickly using a variety of copy
tools (single object, group copy, copy of design data,
including standard copy & paste shortcut keys).
- Move easily around even the largest drawing using a
variety of zoom and pan tools.
- PIPE-FLO works with your existing CAD software by
importing and exporting drawings in a DXF format.
- Insert new pumps, controls, components, and pipe
junctions in the piping system using the split pipeline
- Quickly view the design data for each item in the
piping system by pointing to the object and viewing the
details in the fly-by viewer at the bottom of the
- View results right on the piping schematic and
see when the system is exceeding pre-defined limits.
- Personalize your FLO-Sheet and create a professional
looking document with the presentation mode or by adding
a background image.
- Design files, or project templates, streamline the
design process and maintain design control for all
pipelines in the system.
- Determine exactly where savings can be made in your
piping system operation, design, and maintenance by
simulating the system in various operating conditions.
Optimize the piping system while it is being built,
providing a better final design.
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- Determine pump operating costs for your piping
system model over a user-defined period of time, for any
configuration or lineup.
- The program uses pipe and valve data tables to look
up the properties needed to perform pressure drop
- Choose from an extensive library of pipe and fluid
data tables to customize PIPE-FLO to meet your needs.
- Customize PIPE-FLO by creating and modifying the
pipe, valve, and fluid tables used by the program.
- Use one of three pipeline-sizing rules to arrive at
an optimum pipe diameter for the design flow rate.
- Calculate the head loss in single pipeline, graph
the results, and consider your options to optimize the
- The PIPE-FLO Professional version of the program
provides all the tools necessary to accurately model
piping systems transporting both liquids and
- The PIPE-FLO Compressible version of the program
provides all the capability to perform a rigorous gas
calculation for systems transporting steam and
- The PIPE-FLO Stock version of the program provides
the ability to model piping systems transporting paper
stock slurries found in paper mills.
- PIPE-FLO Professional and PIPE-FLO Compressible
perform a full hydraulic network analysis calculating
the balanced flow rates and pressures for a variety of
piping system configurations (series, branched, open
looped, closed loop, and primary / secondary, etc.).
- PIPE-FLO Stock calculates the flow rates and
pressures for piping systems in series and branched
configurations, typical of piping systems in pulp and
- Calculate the total pump head required for the
most hydraulically remote load.
- Select pumps from electronic catalogs supplied
by pump manufacturers (over 100 manufacturers currently
support the program).
- Model any centrifugal pump by manually entering the
data from the pump curve.
- Model pumps running with a fixed speed or variable
- Insert the pump into the piping system model to see
how the pump and piping operate as a total piping
- Model a variety of control valves and calculate the
design point needed for control valve selection.
- Manually enter the control valve
coefficients for greater accuracy.
- Calculate the throttle valve positions needed to
balance the circuits in a piping system.
- Size flow meters and balancing orifices and see how
they affect the operation of the total piping system.
- Evaluate the piping system under a variety of
expected operating scenarios, and save the operating
scenarios for later use.
- Calculate your atmospheric pressure using your
elevation with the Atmospheric Pressure Calculator.
Direct Access to System Information
- Pipe specifications saved in the design file allow you to use your company's existing pipe specifications for multiple projects.
- Create and modify your own pipe specifications and save them in your company's design files.
- Document the design by entering notes for any object on the piping schematic.
- Select an object on the piping schematic and create hypertext links to any electronic document, (CAD drawing, word processing document, PDF file, spreadsheet, etc.) located on your computer or network.
- Add hyperlinks and access WebPages on a manufacturer's Website or within your company's Intranet.
- Create links to any programs you use to design, build, operate, and maintain fluid piping systems.
- The list views provide results in tabular form for the various items in the piping system. For example, the pipeline list view shows all the pipelines in the system complete with design information and calculated results.
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Easily Communicate with Everyone Involved
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- The piping schematic displays the calculated results
providing a clear picture of how the total system
operates. Make the piping system come alive by viewing
your results using the color gradient feature. This is
an excellent way to find the bottlenecks within your
- The program highlights the pipelines, pumps, and
control valves in the piping system that are operating
outside your prescribed limits of operation.
- See when a pump is operating outside the
manufacturer's specified limits of pump operation.
PIPE-FLO alerts you when the Net Positive Suction Head
available is insufficient, when flow through the pump is
below the recommended minimum value, and when the pump
is operating outside the preferred operating region.
- Point to an item on the piping schematic and see
detailed results in the fly-by viewer located at the
bottom of the PIPE-FLO window.
- Sort the list by any column in the list view. To get
a list of pipelines that may be undersized for your
system, sort the pipeline list by fluid velocity. All
the undersized pipelines (those with high fluid
velocity) are grouped together at the beginning of the
list, and all the oversized pipelines (those with low
fluid velocity) are grouped at the end of the list.
- Document the design data and calculated results by
printing a list report.
- Using any Windows supported printer or plotter to
create a piping schematic drawing, complete with
calculated results. Create piping schematics for large
piping systems by using the tiled printing feature that
creates a page for each section of the system.
- A bill of materials report documents everything
needed in a project, including the pipe material, size,
schedule, length, valves & fittings, along with all the
pumps, tanks, control valves, and components in the
- Export the design data and calculated results to a
text file that can be imported into Excel or any
- Archive printed reports as Portable Document Format
(PDF) files, and then view the reports using the Adobe
Reader program. Everything you need is included with
PIPE-FLO; there is no additional software to buy.
- E-mail clients and vendors PIPE-FLO reports as PDF
attachments, all from within the PIPE-FLO program.
- E-mail your PIPE-FLO Professional piping system
models in the Piping System Viewer (PSV) format to
clients, vendors, or anyone needing to know how the
piping system operations. They can then view the system
using the free PIPE-FLO Viewer program.
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