The release of BOSfluids 7.1 brings improved support for modeling gas-filled piping systems. The addition of a new Custom Gas type, for instance, enables you to specify a complete equation of state in the form of a table listing all relevant gas properties as a function of both the temperature and pressure. The BOSfluids user interface will display those properties as a series of curves with either a constant pressure or temperature.
In BOSfluids 7.1 the AGA Report No. 8 Part 1 equation of state has been replaced by the AGA Report No. 8 Part 2 equation of state. The latter involves the GERG-2008 method that covers a larger range of pressures and temperatures. Moreover, the GERG-2008 has no restrictions on gas compositions and can therefore also be used for single-component gases. This greatly extends the applicability of the AGA-8 equation of state.
The new Compressor element type models the flow of a gas through a centrifugal or axial compressor. A Compressor element requires the specification of a compressor map with a least one speed line. You can optionally specify a surge and/or choke line to determine when and for how long a compressor operates in surge or choking conditions.
Furthermore, we would also like to inform new and future users that our “Water hammer/surge analysis using BOSfluids” training course is available as an online training course. For more information on this course and other courses please visit us on EngineeringTrainer.com.
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