Tahoe Design Software has just released new versions of HYDROFLO (for piping system and pump station design), PumpBase (pump selection) and HCALC (hydraulic calculations/conversions). Full featured versions are available for free evaluation at www.tahoesoft.com All software offers standard International and English units, are fully Unicode compliant and work with any fluid type. The Academic versions can be installed and used freely by instructors and students.
Product Name: HCALC
HCALC™ solves for head loss, diameter, flow, pipe area, velocity, Reynolds number and friction factor using the Darcy-Weisbach, Hazen-Williams or Manning's equations. HCALC converts values between various common units. Run HCALC as a stand alone application or have it load at startup and always be available on system tray. A very useful tool for engineers.
HYDROFLO is a drag and drop piping system analysis tool with a unique vertical Hydraulic Grade Line workspace. Pipes, pumps, tanks, gauges and a wide variety of fittings and control valves can be used to construct and model pumped, gravity and recirculating flow systems. Steady state flows and pressure are calculated for systems flowing any type of fluid.
PumpBase performs pump selection and will determine the best pump from dozens of pump manufacturers. More than 40 selection criteria can be specified along with TDH, Flow, system curve and NPSHA. Power required along with standard motor and frame sizes are determined. Detailed pump performance curve images are available. Multi-stage trim sizes are optimized for appropriate pumps when needed. The Catalog Builder versions allows a complete Pump Catalog system to be built and maintained by any pump manufacturer.