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   If you have anything to do with sizing pipes for any fluid, my comprehensive BEAUTYFLO® system is exactly what you need. Solve any fluid flow problems-from low pressure air (hvac) to wastewater (partially full pipes), and any liquid, gas, or steam, for any pipe materials, of any roughness.

   Flow rate, pressure drop, pipe size & velocity for any fluid (water, waste-water, air, steam, 5 fuel oils, 7 paper stock materials, & 14 gases are programmed). Program includes 8 pipe materials from plastic to steel; 11 flow rate units for liquids, 6 for gases, 3 for steam. Parallel line sizing. Effect of elevation changes. Sewer lines can be partially full. Tuberculation effect on plain pipes. Paper stock can have any percent consistency. Horsepower of pumps, blowers and compressors. Boiler horsepower, heat content and saturation temperature of steam systems. Round, square and 5 rectangular equivalent duct sizes for HVAC, ventilation and exhaust systems. Equivalent pipe lengths of fittings and valves. Orifice sizing. Design properties & working pressure for pipe & tubing. Closed loop piping networks for gases and liquids.

   The BEAUTYFLO® system consists of these programs:

This program incorporates the BEAUTYFLO® system for effortless computing of pipe sizes and pressure drops for most piping projects and flowing conditions for any liquid, gas or steam at any pressure and temperature in any pipe material. The Darcy equation is used for all pressure drop computations. The Reynolds Number, Darcy friction factor, absolute and relative roughness values, the Williams-Hazen "C" value, and the Manning "n" number are computed and printed out for each listing. 14 main selections are displayed. If LOW PRESSURE AIR is selected, the program computes round, square and 5 rectangular duct sizes which give the same pressure drop as the round duct, along with the internal area, velocity and velocity pressure for each size.
For GAS, COMPRESSED AIR, or STEAM, if the flowing condition is such that the sonic velocity is reached, the program automatically corrects the pressure drop for this condition, and the velocity is reduced to the sonic velocity.
Compressibility of GASES and STEAM is accounted for by computing the compressibility factor and including it's effect in the output data.
If WASTE WATER is selected, the pipe can be full or partially full by entering a percentage of the diameter ( The hydraulic radius is computed). The slope or grade of run can be entered as a percent of straight pipe length.
If WATER or WASTE WATER and PLAIN CAST IRON pipe are selected, the program prompts for the number of years the pipe has been in service, then the pipe diameter is adjusted based on a function of the years, to allow for the tuberculation effect of active waters on the plain pipe wall.
For STEAM, boiler horsepower and total heat content are computed and displayed. The saturation temperature corresponding to any steam pressure is computed and displayed. This temperature can be input, or any temperature for any superheat condition can be input instead.
Brake horsepower of compressors, blowers or pumps is computed and displayed after inputting the efficiency.
This program incorporates the BEAUTYFLO® system for computing design properties for 763 sizes of steel and stainless steel pipe, and steel and copper tubing. Steel pipe in all commercially available schedules is programmed for 128 sizes from 1/8" IPS through 36" OD. Stainless steel pipe is programmed for 81 sizes from 1/8" IPS through 30" OD. Copper tubing is programmed for 70 sizes from 1/8" OD through 12-1/8" OD for types K, L, M, DWV, and refrigeration grade tubing. Steel tubing is programmed for 484 sizes from 1/4" OD through 16" OD. Properties include dimensions, weight, water weight, areas, horizontal hanger spacing for water filled line, moment of inertia, section modulus, radius of gyration, and allowable working pressure.
This program incorporates the BEAUTYFLO® system for computing round in-line concentric square or sharp edged orifice size, differential pressure, or flow rate for any liquid, gas or steam at any upstream pressure and temperature, either laminar or turbulent flowing conditions. Water, steam, 5 fuel oils, air and 21 gases are programmed as are 763 sizes of pipe and tubing. Program computes upstream Reynolds Number, Beta Ratio & overall net pressure loss.
This program incorporates the BEAUTYFLO® system for computing the equivalent length of fittings and valves, based on L/D ratios and Cv flow coefficient values. The computed data can then be entered into the DP program to compute pressure drops, pipe sizes, etc.
This program incorporates the BEAUTYFLO® system to compute paper stock flow rate, pressure drop, pipe size, velocity and pump horsepower for 7 types of pulp materials, at any percent stock consistency. Also compute 11 weight and volume relationships for cellulose fiber material. The pressure drop is based on Air Dry (AD) stock consistency. A "pseudo-Reynolds Number" is computed based on the stock consistency to solve for the pulp flow friction factor and pressure loss.
These programs incorporate the BEAUTYFLO® system to compute flow rates and pressure drops of pipes intersecting at many nodes in closed loop piping network systems. They are applicable for small piping networks in industrial plants - mainly compressed air or gas, steam, and water systems. The network can have up to 12 closed loops and 32 pipes. Each pipe can be of any diameter, length and roughness. Pressure drops are based on Darcy friction factors, which are computed using the programmed internal roughness of the pipe material and the Reynolds number, which is computed based on the pipe diameter, viscosity and velocity of the fluid being conveyed. The flows in all pipes are changed by computing the delta flows based on the Hardy Cross method, so that final adjusted flows result in + and - pressure drops in each loop to total to zero. An advantage of my BEAUTYFLO® system in these programs is that once you have established the in and out flows at the nodes, the program remembers these flows during the interation computations, regardless of the initial assumed flows from one node to the next. The program will even change flow direction from the initial assumed flow, if the pressure drop warrant it. The GASNET program includes properties of 12 common gases. The LIQNET program includes properties of 16 liquids, from ammonia to water. Any other fluid can be input, simply by giving it's name, viscosity and density.

    For more information on all my programs a brochure containing descriptions and printouts is available. BROCHURE FORM


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