Pipe Flow 3D - End to
End Pressure Drop Calculations
Pipe Flow 3D is a
professional tool that calculates pressure losses in pipe work
systems with non-compressible fluid flow.
It can help you to:
Calculate the fluid friction pressure loss in individual pipes.
Calculate the overall system pressure drop.
the full flow rate will reach the pump.
the NPSH available.
Fluid Database is included with viscosity and density of common
The Pipe Work
System can be designed by drawing on the ‘3D’ grid.
Each pipe is drawn by dragging the mouse from the previous pipe
position, to a new grid intersection, and clicking to confirm the
new pipe position. Options are provided to add supply container,
pump and discharge container(s). Branch lines can be added as
needed, each branch line ends with either another container or an
The pressure loss data for each pipe is calculated as each pipe is
The material and size of each pipe is drawn using the default
drawing size / flow chosen by the user.
Once the system drawing has been completed, the length, diameter,
flow rate and direction of any pipe can be changed as required. New
pipes can be inserted into the system, or pipes may be deleted from
PipeFlow 3D makes
Pressure Drop Calculations easy.
The fluid velocity, viscosity and density is used to calculate the
Reynold’s number. The roughness of the inside of the pipe and the
internal pipe diameter is used to calculate the ‘relative roughness’
of the pipe.
The Reynold’s number and ‘relative roughness’ are used to establish
the friction factor and the flow type.
The pipe friction loss is displayed in either m head (or ft. head).
The friction loss due to pipework fittings is also displayed.
The pipe friction loss, the effect of any rise or fall, the friction
loss due to pipework fittings, and any fixed pressure together with
the fluid density is used to calculate the total pressure drop. The
total pressure drop is displayed in either bar, kPa, or psi.
By moving the cursor to any pipe joint node the data for that
pipe can be displayed.
PipeFlow 3D can help you save time and money.