The most diverse substances are transported and distributed in piping systems daily. They include aggressive fluids in the chemical industry, hydrocarbons in petrochemistry, or steam for energy transmission.
Chemical engineers who are designing these piping systems and specifying associated equipment like valves, pumps, and flow meters probably face more fluid flow problems than any other.
Pressure drop calculations help the engineer size pipes and ducts, determine performance requirements for pumps and fans, and specify control valves and flow meters. And although the underlying theory is rather simple, its practical application can be confusing due to the empirical nature of important correlations, multiple methods for expressing parameters, many variable inputs, and alternative units of measurement.
To help you assess the flow of fluids, calculate pressure drops, size pipes, control valves, and flow meter devices, we have developed an Excel VBA-based engineering tool :
What is the Flow of Fluids Excel Workbook?
- Flow of Fluids Excel Workbook simulates the operation of small piping systems transporting liquids and industrial gases under various operating conditions.
- Flow of Fluids Excel Workbook is based on industry recognized principles and standards from ASME, HI, IEC, AWWA, ISA, and ANSI...
- Flow of Fluids Excel Workbook is easy-to-use and has a highly intuitive user interface.
- Flow of Fluids Excel Workbook presents formulas and data for :
- Physical properties determination for various fluids (specific gravity, viscosity, vapor pressure...)
- Pressure drop and head loss calculations through pipes, fittings, and valves
- Flow calculations for incompressible and compressible fluids through pipes, fittings, valves, and pumps
- Sizing piping systems for incompressible and compressible fluids
- Flow resistance coefficients calculations for pipes, fittings, and valves
- Flow calculations for incompressible and compressible fluids through flow meters (Orifice Plates, Nozzles, and Venturi meters)
- Centrifugal pump calculation (Pump head, NPSH, Specific speed, affinity laws…)
- Converting variables and process parameters to numerous alternative units of measurement
- And much more...