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Using the K, Cv, Kv Calculator

Accuracy of hydraulic calculations is critical for the proper design, operation, and determination of cost for many types of piping systems in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. It is crucial that the engineer understand and apply the correct formula to prevent costly mistakes in the sizing and selection of equipment, operating within safety limits, and avoiding unnecessary modifications later in the process. One aspect that leads to mistakes is the misuse of coefficients that characterize the hydraulic performance of devices that have a fluid flowing through them.
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Using Fluid Piping Software to Design Energy Efficient Pumping Stations

The need for water and wastewater capacity is continually growing on a global scale, and with rising energy costs and a greater emphasis on being green, the users and designers of pumping systems in this industry are realizing the need for more efficient designs and practices. It is estimated that water/wastewater facilities account for 35 percent of typical municipal energy budgets 1. With pumping systems responsible for much of this power consumption, design optimization can result in significant energy savings.
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Engineered Software, Inc. Announces New Website Launch

January 15, 2018 - Lacey, Wash., - Engineered Software, Inc. has recently launched its new website; the first in 3 years. The newly-branded site aims to introduce and educate customers in piping and pumping technology innovation. PIPE-FLO® Professional and PUMP-FLO® are world-leading tools that capture new opportunities for profitable growth in multiple disciplines and industries.
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Versatility of the Gradient Colors Feature in PIPE-FLO® Professional

PIPE-FLO® Professional is an excellent tool to model complex piping systems commonly found in many industries, including chilled water and ultra-pure water systems used in data centers, manufacturing, chemical processing, HVAC, pharmaceutical, and other industrial and commercial facilities. The intuitive user interface makes it easy to quickly model these complex systems. PIPE-FLO® then performs a hydraulic analysis, generates messages, and displays calculated results for the user to evaluate.
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HVAC System Control: Addressing Thermal Load in Variable Volume Systems

Last month, we discussed how a constant volume heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system would continually pump the same flow rate of chilled water through the entire system regardless of the cooling load. This worked well when maximum cooling was needed on a hot day, but during times of low cooling load, much of the chilled water would go through the bypass. This method allowed the system to be controlled, but at a high cost. Also discussed was how centrifugal pumps connected to variable speed drives (VSD) could be used to reduce the pumping cost in a chilled water system by varying the flow rate through the system to match the system’s cooling loads.
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2017 Adopt a Family in Thurston County

For the holidays, ESI partnered with Family Support Center who provides a vast array of services and resources for families with children and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. ESI adopted a family of 9 and was able to provide this family over $3,000 worth of Christmas gifts, including a brand new laptop, Xbox, clothes, baby diapers and everyday household items. We continue to work together to strengthen families in our community.
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Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County; Breakfast Sponsor 2013-2017

Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County provide safe places to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals; life enhancing programs; character development experiences; hope and opportunity. Since 2013, ESI has sponsored the Boys & Girls Club Foundation for the Future Breakfast.
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Combat Vets Association Certificate of Appreciation

In support of Veterans, Engineered Software Inc. donated to the annual ‘Christmas in September Bike and Car Show’ to support our very own Jeff Sines. ESI also won the ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ for our dedication year-after-year! Jeff Sines is a military veteran, a senior engineer and a published author of Crane’s TP-410.
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