Meter and Orifice Sizing

PIPE-FLO® Professional version 16.1’s new orifice and meter sizing functionality allows users to quickly determine the appropriate device size needed based on desired requirements. Meter and orifice calculations are performed in PIPE-FLO® in accordance to the following standards: ASME MFC-3M-2004 Measurement of Fluid Flow in Pipes Using Orifice, Nozzle, and Venturi, as well as ASME MFC-14M-2003 Small Bore Precision Orifice Meters.
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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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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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