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FM 209 – Pipeline Heat Transfer in PIPE-FLO

FM-209 provides users with the fundamental physics behind the pipeline heat transfer functionality employed by PIPE-FLO. The mechanisms of heat transfer are discussed as well as the thermal properties of fluids, pipelines and pipe insulation. Exercises are included which give students hands-on experience using the PIPE-FLO program to digitally model piping systems which can be significantly affected by thermal conditions.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the different modes of heat transfer that can occur in pipelines in hydraulic systems.
  • Learn different methods of overcoming heat transfer issues including pipe insulation, pipe heat wrap, and underground burial.
  • Learn how to create seasonal Heat Transfer settings in PIPE-FLO to capture ambient conditions, fluid thermal properties and pipe insulation properties.
  • Gain hands on experience in class exercises:
  • Evaluate heat transfer occurring in pipelines between a natural source of water (river) and a coal-fired power plant
  • Evaluate heat transfer that occurs in a manufacturing process which must maintain product temperature to ensure a viable product.
  • Evaluate heat transfer occurring in hot water lines which are routed between buildings in a university campus



Apr 24 2024


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