BOSpulse 5.0: Improved structural solver interface

The structural solver interface provided by BOSpulse greatly simplifies structural harmonic analyses according to the Design Approach 3 in the API 618. This interface has seen some significant improvements in the latest BOSpulse release. One improvement concerns the extension of the structural harmonic analysis type has been extended with a load case schedule that provides […]

BOSpulse 5.0: Improved model building user interface

The upcoming BOSpulse release, version 5.0, comes with a new set up of the first two top-level tab pages in the user interface. This change improves the distinction between the actions that operate on the main model and those that operate on a sub-scenario. This change makes it possible to skip the Scenarios tab page […]

Upcoming BOSfluids release offers a steady state license option

BOSfluids is mostly known and used for transient flow analyses. However, it also provides a robust, fast and accurate steady state flow solver that can handle systems filled with liquids or gases. The upcoming BOSfluids 7.0 will offer a steady state license option that makes BOSfluids a very capable and cost-effective solution for the analysis […]

BOSpulse: (Preview) New support for end caps

The upcoming version of BOSpulse will offer a new Cap node type with which you can more accurately model Pressure Suppression Devices (PSDs) and therefore perform more accurate API 618 and API 674 analyses. Modeling the acoustic length and volume of the piping system is of great importance for an API 618 or API 674 […]

Flow pulse of a rotary lobe blower compressor

Dynaflow performed an pulsation analysis study for a client where a silencer check was required to dampen the pulsations generated by a rotary lobe blower. A rotary lobe blower is a positive displacement pump which operates by pumping a gas with a pair of lobes. Gas is trapped in pockets surrounding the lobes and carried […]

BOSfluids: Two-phase flood and drain analyses

When an empty, or gas filled, piping system is rapidly filled with a liquid, then significant forces can be exerted by the liquid on the system, especially when the liquid hits a significant flow restriction or the end point of a pipeline section. Indeed, there have been multiple incidents involving firewater systems in which these […]

BOSpulse support added to CSiPlant

BOSpulse support has been added to CSiPlant. As of version 7, CSiPlant is able to import the harmonic, pressure- induced forces calculated by BOSpulse. This means that you can use CSiPlant, and its non-linear transient capabilities, to assess the structural response of piping systems that are subjected to pressure pulsations resulting from reciprocating pumps and […]

BOSfluids: Improved pump model and user interface

Pump failure is a common cause of problematic transient flow conditions in piping systems. Simulation of pump failure is therefore an effective way to assess the robustness of a piping system before actual damage can occur. The pump model implemented by BOSfluids uses built-in pump curves to simulate the operating conditions of a pump after […]

BOSpulse: New support for generating torque graphs

The reciprocating compressor models implemented by BOSpulse require a substantial number of input parameters that affect the magnitude and shape of the generated flow rate. As the flow rate is the main source of the pressure pulsations, a small mistake in the input parameters can lead to an inaccurate or even invalid API assessment. To […]

Release ISOtracer 2.2

The next release of ISOtracer, version 2.2, is available. With ISOtracer you can model and mark up isometric drawings in a single operation. Simply trace along the piping on the drawings to create a 3-D model and position markers at the same time. This new version of ISOtracer includes the following improvements: New support for […]