Does Pipe Flow Expert allow different fluids within a single pipe network?
Yes. Pipe Flow Expert will allow you to create systems with up to 20 different fluid zones, each with a different fluid density and fluid viscosity.
Use of fluid zones allows the user to model different sections of the system with fluid characteristics that match the conditions within each section. This allows the user to minimize any errors due to major changes in fluid density (due to pressure or temperature changes).
Note: The software does not calculate thermal properties and the effect of temperature change is not modeled. The calculations do not take account of any compression or expansion of the fluid that may occur due to pressure or temperature changes. It is up to the user to ensure the chosen fluid has the correct density and viscosity properties for the network being modeled. To ensure accurate results, fluid zones should be used to reflect any changes in fluid characteristic within the model.