What is the difference between the Branch and DesigNet versions?
A. Both versions provide both liquid and gas analysis. The Branch
version solves problems for single lines with all the components
in series. The DesigNet version provides complete flow analysis
What data is included?
A. Data includes a comprehensive water database (subcooled,
superheated, and saturated data), common gases (air, oxygen,
hydrogen, helium, ammonia, nitrogen, others), liquid chemicals
(ammonia, mercury, sodium hydroxide, others), freons, brines,
alcohols, and hydrocarbons (oils, fuels, natural gas, others).
Additional data is available (see data library section).
data includes standard pipe dimensions, valves (20 types), orifices
(sharp-edge, beveled, rounded, and thick), and common fittings
(tees, elbows, bends, reducers, enlargers). Additional data
is available (see data library section).
Are the libraries included in any of the versions?
A. No. The libraries are optional packages of data which expand
the capabilities of the software. The professional version and
the DesigNet version allow similar data files to be created.
The libraries simplify this process by providing ready-made
What are the system requirements?
A. DF Solutions runs under all versions of Windows 98 and newer.
The software requires from 15 to 20 MB of disk storage (depending
on version), and 256 MB of memory. A VGA (1024X768) or better
display is required.
What is the difference between the single-user version and the
A. The single-user version can be used by one user at a time.
It can be installed on a single machine or on a single network
LAN version is designed to be installed to and run from a single
network server. Up to the licensed number of users can run the
software simultaneously. No software is installed on the client
machines. The software performs its own usage metering.
What computer network types are supported?
A. DF Solutions is not designed for any specific network and
has been used successfully on a wide variety of computer networks.
Does Design Flow Solutions include the data from TP410?
A. Design Flow Solutions includes standard data typically used
in the power and petrochemical industries. The data includes
specifications for valves, pipes, etc and data on various fluids.
All the information is from numerous public available sources.
In addition, ABZ provides data libraries to complement the standard
data included in the program.
Does Design Flow Solutions incorporate the methods and techniques
for calculating fluid flow that are part of TP 410?
A.The basic “methods” of TP 410 are the Darcy formula
and Bernoulli’s equation. These are basic engineering
principles and are not unique to TP 410. Design Flow Solutions
uses these same principles.