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Pipe2016: KYPipe Overview (Steady State)

"KYPIPE" is the powerful hydraulic calculation engine behind the Pipe2016: KYPipe hydraulic model. KYPIPE was developed by Civil Engineering professors from the University of Kentucky and has been continually updated and maintained for over 40 years.

Pipe2016: KYPipe models fluid distribution systems such as water, petroleum, refined products, chemicals, refrigerants, low pressure sewer systems and more. The software calculates fluid flows and pressure, and analyzes component interaction. Models may be used for pump, valve, tank, and pipe selection and sizing. Calibration tools are available to ensure sound modeling. Pipe sizing and pump operation optimization features are included.

The Pipe2016 interface allows an intuitive approach to the setup of pipe system models; the model uses pipe links, end nodes and internal nodes, allowing even complex distribution systems to be represented using simple steps.

Background maps and drawings in a variety of formats can be used for backgrounds (Internet-based mapping, DWG, SHP, BMP, JPG, PDF and more). In addition, scaled grid lines may be used. Using the scaled background map or grid lines allows pipe links to be precisely scaled (length calculated) as they are created.

A wide variety of pipe distribution system devices are supported and users can maintain an associated table of data and records which can be customized to their specifications. In this way Pipe2016 is multi-purpose by providing and maintaining GIS records, generating up-to-date data files for hydraulic and water quality models and providing facilities management capabilities.

KYPipe is the most widely used and trusted hydraulic analysis engine in the world and has been qualified for nuclear applications. The software provides many capabilities not available with other hydraulic analysis engines. KYPipe is the industry standard.

Features List Packages Version Comparison Demo Video Tutorials
Hydrant Flow Calculation Operational Control Settings Direct Parameter Calculations IPD Rural Analysis
Hydrant Flow Calculation Operational Control Screen Direct Parameter Calculations Expanded Rural Analysis
Hydrant Flow Calculation provides calculated fire flow for each hydrant which will maintain a specified minimum pressure anywhere in the distribution system as well as the required pressure at a pumper.
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The Operational Control Settings is a unique and very useful tool for presentations and operational and design studies. There is no better tool for presenting the impact of changes in the operation of a distribution system. Read more Direct Parameter Calculations allow you to calculate operating or design parameters that exactly satisfy stated pressure requirements at designated locations in the piping system for a range of operating conditions. Read more Instantaneous Peak Demand Rural Analysis calculates your model demands using Peak Demand Diversity curves recommended for rural and sparsely populated water systems. Conventional designs often lead to undersized piping and low pressures. Read more
Water Quality Analysis Demand Types & Patterns Meters Automatic Residential Demand Distribution
Water Quality Analysis Demand Types & Patterns Meters Automatic Demand Distribution
Complete Water Quality Analysis capabilities using EPA guidelines as required by some regulatory agencies. The EPANet Water Quality program is used for these calculations.
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Demand Types & Patterns factors (multipliers) entered into the program table will vary multiple types of demand over time.
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Place one or more meter connections at any location in any pipeline and associate these meters with the user and demand type. Demands are automatically assigned to junctions. Read more Specify the total demand and number of residential connections and the demand will be automatically distributed throughout the system. This is a tremendous time saver.
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Branch Diameter Analysis Temperature Dependent Analysis Water Quality Calibration Skeletonization
Branch Diameter Calculations Temperature Dependent Analaysis Water Quality Calibration Skeletonization
The Branch Diameter Calculation feature is another unique time saving feature that gives the user the ability to assign the diameters of branch lines based on the design flow. Read more The Temperature Dependent Analysis allows for modeling liquids whose density and viscosity change significantly as temperature changes.
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Bulk Reaction and Wall Reaction Rates for pipes are required data in the calculation of chemical concentrations in water over time. Read more Allows the user to eliminate pipes based on pipe characteristics while maintaining all system demands, pumps and supply nodes. Read more
Unique Elements & Devices Optimal Water Quality Sensor Placement Tool Optimal Pump Scheduling Optimal Design Module
Elements  & Devices Optimal Water Quality Sensor Placement Tool Optimal Pump Scheduling Optimal Design Module
Node elements & devices include junctions, tanks, reservoirs, pumps, sprinklers, regulating valves, control valves, etc. In addition we model a number of unique devices such as hydrotanks, vacuum breakers, variable pressure supplies, combined holding tank-pump elements, loss elements, etc.
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The Optimal Water Quality Sensor Placement Tool is a simplified guidance tool for optimal placement of sensors in small and medium-sized water distribution networks.
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Optimal Pump Scheduling will compute the most economical and efficient way of operating complex water distribution systems with multiple pump stations.
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The Optimal Design Module will select the optimal diameters for a specified section of a system to minimize the total pipe cost.
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Optimized Calibration CAD & GIS, Import & Export Extended Period Simulation Optional Backgrounds
Optimized Calibration GIS EPS Optional Backgrounds
Optimized Calibration minimizes the difference between observed field data and model predictions considering all test data simultaneously to provide the best calibration possible.
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The DXF Exchange feature allows you to import and export piping data (lines and polylines) from AutoCAD to create a pipe system. The GIS Exchange feature imports and exports PIPE2000 data to and from SHAPE files. Read more Extended Period Simulation simulates extended periods (e.g., 24–144 hours) with pump and tank controls, demand curves, and specified changes at designated times. Read more Display image files in the background including DXF, Shape, TIF and JPG.
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Hydrant Color Coding Contouring & Emphasis Pipe Profiling Printing, Images & PDFs
Hydrant Color Coding Contour & Emphasis PP Printing, Images & PDFs
Hydrant color coding can be assigned automatically.
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Generate, display and print contour maps for a variety of node data and results (e.g., elevation, pressure).
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Animated pipe profiles provide a spectacular presentation tool. Specify the first and last nodes and the rest is done automatically. Read more Export maps, graphs, tables and reports directly to a PDF, JPG or BMP file without loss of quality. Read more
Internet Map & Elevation Retrieval Locate Pressure Zones Flushing Analysis Animated Maps
Internet Maps & Elevation Retrieval Find Pressure Zones Flushing Analysis Animated Maps
Import maps and retrieve system elevations from the internet for model backgrounds. Read more Find and emphasize pressure zones in a system. Read more The flushing analysis identifies pipes that attain a specified velocity when a flushing scenario is analyzed. This analysis generates a special set of map labels, color-coded pipes, and a Flushing Report. Read more Apply timed color emphasis on pressure contours and demand nodes to create stunning animated presentations.
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Pipe Schedules Fittings Loss Coefficients Device & Element Libraries Device Nodes
Pipe Schedules Fitting Loss Coefficients Element & Device Libraries Device Nodes
Select the Pipe Type from one of many Pipe Schedules and the pipe data fields are automatically filled. This is a great time saving feature. Users can create their own Pipe Schedules or select from hundreds available.
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Enter the number of each type of fitting from the extensive drop-down list and the loss coefficient Ks will be automatically summed for any pipe section. This is another great time saving feature. Users can create customized libraries which contain data for devices such as pumps, valves, air vacuum valves, surge tanks, back flow preventors, and pipe libraries. A library can be created for almost any device. A large number of pipe libraries are distributed with the software. Read more Hydraulic models of piping systems are comprised of pipes and nodes. A node represents a device where one or more pipes connect. KYPipe supports a wide variety of nodes.
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Sprinkler Systems KYPipe Validation Presentation Generator Travel Distance
Sprinkler Systems Pipe2010:KYPipe Validation Report Formats Travel Distance
Sprinkler and hydrant system layouts can be built with only a mouse; right-clicking adds pipes and left-clicking selects nodes. Pipe layout grids can be used to precisely calculate pipe lengths.
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The Pipe2010 program was validated by comparing the results from several different models generated by the already validated Pipe2008 program (predecessor of Pipe2010) with the same set of models generated by Pipe2010 version 5.010. Read more Create detailed PowerPoint, WORD & HTML reports within the KYnetic interface. Add maps, images, videos, tables and graphs for dynamic presentations. Read more.... Displays the travel distance from a selected node to all other nodes in the system. (KYnetic only) Read more....

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