Flowmaster V7 for
Marine Applications


Passenger Ships - Yachts - Frieghters - Naval Ships - Submarines
RequirementsSimulation ProductsChilled Water Potable WaterBallast Fire SuppressionEngines

Chilled Water Systems

The chilled water distribution systems play a vital role in many cooling applications on board ships and submarines including cooling air that circulates through vital electronics equipment, ship control systems, radar, sonar and cooling air for onboard air-conditioning systems to ensure a pleasant working environment for the crew and passengers.

Flowmaster enables the designers of this type of system to investigate many different what-if scenarios based on demand conditions put on the system before it is built which may save time and money when the system installed and commissioned.

Applications include modelling the reliable operation of the system in extremes of climate such as arctic and tropical conditions; pipe, pump, and orifice sizing; system flow balancing and spare capacity to safeguard for future demands on the system.

Scenarios where you could use Flowmaster to solve a problem:

  • Reliable operation of the system in extremes of climate such as artic and tropical conditions
  • Pipe, pump, and orifice sizing
  • System flow balancing
  • Spare capacity to safe guard for future demands on the system
“The ability to integrate Flowmaster into a front end spreadsheet program, enabled us to provide our engineers with a fully capable and adaptable simulation package, able to be rapidly and easily tuned to actual real world onboard operating line-ups.”

David Millar,
Senior Design Engineer.
Babcock Marine

Case Studies

Naval Surface Warfare Center Utilize Flowmaster to Validate Next Generation Fluid Control Systems

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) investigate an approach for testing smart valve based fluid automation systems in the laboratory, without the need for physical piping systems. This approach involves connecting physical automation system components to a computer simulation of the fluid system. To prove the concept and to be able to quickly evaluate how robust the control algorithm is before they are ever actually put on a ship, NSWC run simulations that would allow them to test many different scenarios.