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Trane Pipe Designer

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Designed to eliminate the tedium of conventional piping design techniques, increase accuracy of calculations, and ultimately save time:

  • Perform detailed calculations for a new piping network to determine required pipe sizes, the critical path in the system for pump sizing, valve pressure drops, and the effects of elevation change.
  • Design systems using three different pipe materials: steel, copper, and PVC. Generate a complete bill of material and accurately estimate system material and/or installed costs if unit prices are known.
  • Examine open and closed systems using virtually any fluid with known viscosity and specific gravity. Enter coil flow rates and pressure drops along with pipe lengths -- the program will identify the critical path in your network, and total gallons of fluid required.
  • Accurately model existing systems by simply specifying pipe sizes for each leg in the system. You can also analyze hybrid systems consisting of new and existing piping and reverse-return layouts!

The familiar, intuitive Windows user interface will save you time and effort in performing these tedious calculations. Using methodologies defined in the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, you can be confident in the results this tool provides. Once the design is complete, you can generate detailed reports that can be used to determine pump sizes, bills of material, and system cost.

Expertise Required: 

Basic knowledge of piping systems and terms.

Audience: 

Mechanical engineers and system designers in need of accurate piping system modeling capabilities.

Input: 

System and fluid characteristics; leg, valve, and fitting quantities.

Output: 

Calculated flows, velocities, and pressure drops, along with critical path; echo input, path and tee information, and bill of materials, all available to be printed or viewed on the screen.

Strengths: 

Intuitive input structure, ability to model open systems, capability of modeling any fluid as long as viscosity and specific gravity are known, adjustable costs.

Country: 
United States
Major Capabilities: 
Other
Platform: 
Windows
Pricing: 
Free To Try
Last Software Update: 
21 September 2012
Last Entry Update: 
23 March 2016
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