FLOW OF FLUIDS

Flow of Fluids is part of the PIPE-FLO® family and is ideal for modeling smaller piping systems. Flow of Fluids simulates the operation of small piping systems transporting liquids and industrial gases under a variety of expected operating conditions. It also provides accurate results for series, branching, and looped systems (both open and closed) up to 25 pipelines. If you can draw your piping system, Flow of Fluids will show you how it operates.

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Flow of Fluids makes it easy to communicate and document systems.

Ease of use

Personalized quick start training and clearly visualize and share important piping system parameters.

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Interactive

Design new systems, plant expansions, and manage startups/shutdowns/variable loads.

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Accurate

Calculate pressure, flow rates, choked flow, total head, NPSHa, and more on pumps

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Communication

Clearly communicate between engineers, clients, managers, designers, and operators.

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Flow of Fluids makes it easy to communicate and document systems.

Using Flow of Fluids you can:

  • Plan expansions up to 25 pipes
  • Draw a piping system schematic on the FLO-Sheet showing all the pumps, tanks, components, control valves and interconnecting pipelines
  • Size the individual pipelines using electronic pipe, valve, and fluid data tables
  • Troubleshoot and correct problem areas in the system
  • Model components such as filters, heat exchangers, scrubbers, dryers, or oil separators
  • Select pumps from manufacturer’s electronic catalogs, optimizing pump and system operation
  • Calculate how the system operates including pressures, flow rates, and
  • Net Positive Suction Head available (NPSHa)
  • Validate piping system design and perform alternate system analyses under various operating conditions
  • Create Notes and Links to provide immediate access to supporting documents needed to design, build, and operate the piping system
  • Share the piping system information with others through printed reports, PDF reports, or read only system files
  • Based on industry recognized principles and standards from ASMA, HI, IEC, AWWA, ISA, and ANSI*
  1. Crane Technical Paper 410 (TP-410)
  2. Control valves per IEC and ANSI/ISA standards
  3. Pumps per ANSI and HI standards
  4. Flow meters and orifices per ASME standards
  5. Heat exchangers per TEMA standards
  6. Pipelines with stock slurries per TAPPI standards
  7. Pipe tables from ASTM, ASME, and more
*ANSI/ISA-75.01.01, IEC 60534-2-1 Mod, ANSI/HI 1.1-1.2-2008, ASMA MFC-3M-2004, ASME MFC-3Ma-2007, ASME MFC-3M-1989 R1995, ASME MFC-14M-2003, ASTM B36.10M-2004, ASTM B42-10, ASTM B42-10, ASTM B43-09, ASTM B301-12, ASTM B345(M)-11, ANSI H35.2-2009
Features
Ease of Use:
  • Includes one year of unlimited engineering/modeling support
  • Personalized quick start training
  • Over 6,000 fluids
  • Clearly visualize and share important piping system parameters
Interactive:
  • Model updates in real-time
  • Design new systems, plant expansions, and manage startups/shutdowns/variable loads
  • Simulate and troubleshoot abnormal conditions
  • Evaluate multiple operating and hypothetical scenarios
Accurate:
  • Safety is Critical; Flow of Fluids ensures that equipment manufacturers’ operating specifications are met
  • Premier application for control valves
  • Calculate pressure, flow rates, choked flow, total head, NPSHa, and more on pumps
  • Based on industry recognized principles and standards from ASMA, HI, IEC, AWWA, ISA, and ANSI*
Communication:
  • Visualize entire systems
  • Pre-populated and customizable reports
  • Display only the parameters relevant to you
  • Clearly communicate between engineers, clients, managers, designers, and operators

Flow of Fluids Product Family

PIPE-FLO® Professional

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PIPE-FLO® COMPRESSIBLE

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PIPE-FLO® OVERTIME

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PIPE-FLO® STOCK

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