When designing or selecting components, such as a pumps, valves or heat exchangers, for use in a liquid flow systems or gas piping networks engineers often benefit from system level fluid simulation to understand if the installed performance meets requirements before building prototypes. To predict variations in pressure, temperature and flow rate in a system, system components are modeled using test data, analytical models or early results from 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Using fast accessible 3D CFD to characterize component performance for use in 1D system level simulation improves modeling accuracy while shortening development timelines and reducing testing costs.

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