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Pipe2016: KYPipe Overview (Steady State)

Originally developed by Civil Engineering professors from the University of Kentucky, KYPipe has been continually updated and maintained for over 40 years and is the most widely used and trusted hydraulic analysis engine in the world.

KYPipe models water, petroleum, refined products, chemicals, refrigerants, low pressure sewer systems and more. It can be used for selecting and sizing pipes, pumps, valves, tanks and other devices. Calibration tools and pump operation optimization features help ensure sound modeling.

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
The Hydrant Flow Calculation feature determines the fire flow for each hydrant which will maintain a specified minimum pressure at any point 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
Some regulatory agencies require a complete water quality analysis. KYPipe includes the EPANET Water Quality program for these calculations.
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Demand patterns are factors or multipliers that allow the user to vary different types of demands (residential, industrial) over time.
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Place one or more meter connections at any location in any pipe and associate these connections with meter records. 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 tool 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 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, and the user can calibrate these rates using water quality data. Read more Skeletonization allows the user to simplify a system. Pipes can be eliminated based on pipe characteristics such as diameter 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
Available node elements and devices include junctions, tanks, reservoirs, pumps, sprinklers and regulating valves which are common to most hydraulic models. In addition, KYPipe models a number of unique devices such as hydrotanks, vacuum breakers, variable pressure supplies, combined holding tank-pump elements and loss elements, among others.
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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 computes the most economical and efficient way of operating complex water distribution systems with multiple pump stations.
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The Optimal Design Module selects the optimal pipe 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 KYPipe data to and from shapefiles. Read more Extended Period Simulation simulates extended time periods (e.g., 24–144 hours or more) allowing the user to specify changes to demand curves and pump and tank controls 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 design data and analysis results including node elevation and 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 from the internet for model backgrounds and for retrieval of node elevation data. Map elevations can also be used to contour the surrounding areas. Read more Find and emphasize pressure zones in a system. Read more The Flushing tool identifies pipes that attain a specified minimum velocity based on flushing scenarios. Results are displayed using pipe color codes and a special set of map labels. This feature also generates a Flushing Report. Read more Apply timed color emphasis to 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 populated. 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 are 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 preventers, 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. Nodes can represent pipe connections or devices: KYPipe supports a wide variety of node types.
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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, which is the predecessor of Pipe2010. Read more Create detailed PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and 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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