Engineered Systems Magazine

Pumps: PUMP-FLO

January 2, 2012

HamworthyPUMP-FLO™ Solutions (an Engineered Software Business) has announced that Hamworthy has chosen PUMP-FLO Solutions to create an electronic pump catalog for use in the PIPE-FLO® system design software and PUMP-FLO selection software. Under terms of the agreement, Hamworthy has chosen to make available their centrifugal pump line catalog to the PUMP-FLO and Engineered Software user-base through the Engineered Software website.

Hamworthy pump catalogs will soon be available free on the Engineered Software websites for download and use by the PIPE-FLO, Flow of Fluids and PUMP-FLO software users.

"Many of the pump manufacturers' catalogs we offer are a direct result of a pump user or system designer's request. In this case, our mutual customer, Transocean, actually requested their catalog through support as they use the PIPE-FLO® software. The manufacturers understand the opportunity afforded them by making their catalogs available to the system designers. Naturally these requests are taken seriously and we make them a priority whenever possible," said Michael Blondin, chief operating officer for Engineered Software, Inc.

The PUMP-FLO software allows users to search across a manufacturers' pump catalog to generate a dynamic pump curve based on a system design point search. Additional search criteria include fluid properties, motor sizing, NPSH calculations, pump limits, and system operating points. Once a dynamic pump curve is generated, users have the ability to trim impeller diameters, adjust operating speeds, and dynamically generate electronic curves and data sheet reports. The PUMP-FLO selection engine is developed by Engineered Software, Inc. and is fully integrated into the PIPE-FLO Professional program used to design, simulate, analyze, and optimize fluid piping systems (www.eng-software.com).