Using Lineups to Evaluate the Effect of Fluid Properties in Version 12 and Above
Changing fluid properties between lineups is commonly used to see how a change in a fluid's density and/or viscosity affects the total head of a pump, the pressure drop through a device, or flow rates throughout the system.
To easily change fluid properties between lineups in PIPE-FLO Professional 12 and above:
Step 1) Create new fluid zones that represents desired fluid properties.
- Creating a new fluid zone by using the System Menu drop down and selecting Fluid Zones or clicking on the droplet icon in the project setting toolbar. A dialog box will open.
- Click New or Copy and then edit your copied Fluid Zone.
- Rename your Fluid Zone, then edit the temperature and pressure of your fluid or select a fluid from one of the installed tables. Then click OK.
This dialog box shows three different fluid zones with different fluid properties.
Now, anytime you select that Lineup, the system will automatically switch to the design changes you made and designated for that Lineup. This example shows the lineup set to "Water at 100° F and 25 psig" and the Pipe Design Fluid Zone is set to "Water at 100° F and 25 psig."
You can view any calculated result on the FLO-Sheet and instantly see the effects of changing fluid zone properties by scrolling through the lineups.