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New Engineering Design Software Available to Optimize Piping Systems - Engineered Software, Inc. Releases PIPE-FLO Professional 2009

Engineered Software, Inc. releases PIPE-FLO Professional 2009, a fluid piping engineering and design software. New features and improvements include an Operating Cost Calculator, customizable FLO-Sheets and control valve Rapid Entry.

    LACEY, WA, November 10, 2008 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Engineered Software, Inc. announced today the availability of the newest release of PIPE-FLO Professional 2009 software program. PIPE-FLO Professional 2009 highlights include new features and improvements such as an Operating Cost Calculator, customizable FLO-Sheets and control valve Rapid Entry.

The PIPE-FLO product line is used by designers and operators to gain a clear picture of their fluid piping systems. The program allows users to visualize their systems in a familiar format, calculate system operations, easily communicate the design with others, and access supporting documents in electronic format. PIPE-FLO is different from other software of this type because of the integration with the pump selection tool PUMP-FLO. This allows system designers to specify and select exactly which pump would work best in their piping system from over 100 actual pump manufacturer catalogs.

"We are excited about the new PIPE-FLO program and the value the new features add for our users, who are mostly engineers. Typically, we find that engineers are being asked where savings can be achieved in their piping systems, with PIPE-FLO, the system can be designed with economics in mind. PIPE-FLO helps create a system that is energy efficient and needs less maintenance, because it is designed correctly the first time. Ray Hardee,P.E., Vice President of Engineering at Engineered Software, Inc.

The biggest improvement for piping system designers is the Operating Cost Calculator, used to determine pump operating costs over a defined period. Users choose their systems' configuration, select their time frame and energy costs per unit, and can compare different lineup options. This new tool provides a way to see how much operating costs would change if an alteration were made to the systems design, without having to physically make changes to the system.

Many of the new features provide users with the ability to personalize and customize the FLO-Sheet and Reports. In prior versions, adding company logos was not a built in feature. The trend is for companies to have a presentable, easy-to-read, system model that can add value to the entire project.

"Users wanted more customization features for their PIPE-FLO projects and reports, so we allowed users to personalize their FLO-Sheets and reports with their own images and logos. We also provided our users with a Presentation Mode, giving users the ability to display their piping schematic in a manner that is fit for presentation to clients or management.," said Carolyn Popp, Chief Technical Officer of Engineered Software, Inc.

New Features include:
• Operating Cost Calculator - Users can calculate and compare the operating costs of various pumps for any configuration or lineup.
• Control Valve Rapid Entry - Users can generate complete characteristic curve data from a single flow coefficient and valve position by selecting from a list of valve design and flow characteristics.
• Valve Operation Controls - Automatically change control valves from a set flow rate to the calculated manual position for easier lineup creation.
• Atmospheric Pressure Calculator - Calculates the atmospheric pressure at any specific elevation.
• More fluids added to the MKS Fluids Compilation list providing physical properties for over 700 gases and liquids.
• FLO-Sheet Improvements - Place any number of background images or logos on the FLO-Sheet for personalization.
• Report Improvements - Add an image or logo to the top of the printed reports for a personal touch.
• Presentation Mode - Displays the FLO-Sheet with a white background for enhanced viewing.
• Copy and Paste Improvements - Use the standard shortcut keys (Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V) in the PIPE-FLO program for quick copy & pasting.
• New Device Symbols - Seven new tank and component symbols are available to choose from.
Check them all out here.

For a fully functional demo of PIPE-FLO Professional 2009, please consult the Demo Page for the free download.

About Engineered Software, Inc.

Founded in 1982, Engineered Software, Inc. has created products that are known worldwide for high end-user satisfaction rates. The company has two award-winning product lines - PIPE-FLO and PUMP-FLO Solutions. Recognized as the best in the industry, the programs' interface was developed and refined based on over 25 years of customer feedback. Engineered Software is also the creator of Flow of Fluids Premium software, and holds an agreement with Crane Valve North America to produce, market and sell their Technical Paper, TP410. Engineered Software, Inc. has more than 5,500 clients worldwide across a variety of industries including aerospace and defense, chemical processing, engineering design and consulting, food and beverage, oil and petrochemical, mining and metals, pharmaceutical, power generation, pulp and paper, wastewater collection and treatment and education.

Source: Engineered Software, Inc.

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