Flowmaster V7 for
Process Applications

Chemical - Pharmaceutical - Food Processing - Mining & Mineral Processing
Requirements Simulation Products Cooling Systems Safety Systems Distribution Systems

Cooling Systems

Effective thermal management of large complex process plants can be a constant challenge to maintain both safe and efficient operation.

Utilising Flowmaster V7 engineers can model the cooling water system that serves the associated heat exchangers within a process plant.

Engineers are able to analyse the surge effects of possible transient events such as valve closure, pump trip, pump start up and heat exchanger tube rupture, ensuring that both the associated pressures and forces are within the system limits.

In addition to Cooling Water Systems, Flowmaster V7 can also be used for other types of Cooling Systems such as air cooling systems and Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC).

Flowmaster V7 allows engineers to investigate:

  • Whether the system meets desired temperature regulation
  • The impact of different components on the overall cooling system
  • Correct sizing of components to ensure efficiency and low operating cost
  • The effects of different operating conditions on the overall cooling system
  • Failure scenarios for sudden transient events to ensure they are within the system limits

Chemical Process Cooling System

Flowmaster V7 also offers an optional Advanced Heat Exchanger Module which provides a wide range of heat exchangers, additional AC components, powerful new Component Analytical Models, a combined Geometric and Empirical Analysis module and a Geometric Data Wizard. This means users can accurately conceptualise modern fluid systems early in the design process, to specify heat exchangers without the need to wait for manufacturers performance data.

Case Study

No Surprises, Please – Lurgi GmbH Optimises its Piping Systems using Flowmaster V7

Chemical plants are continually growing and increasing in complexity. To survive in an extremely competitive market, failures are not allowed. To obtain reliable statements on the behaviour of a plant requires as comprehensive and accurate information as possible. To achieve this level of understanding, the usage of computer simulation is continuing to increase. For more than ten years Lurgi GmbH has used Flowmaster for the simulation and analysis of their complex piping systems.

Improving Accuracy with System Analysis

This case study discuss CLYDEUNION Pumps use of Flowmaster to build complex models quickly and accurately, so that they can predict accurate approximation of the system resistance to ensure they deliver the right pump to a customers meeting the
head and flow they have requested.