TNflow is a stand-alone software.
TNflow is addressing the needs of engineers dealing with fluid flow measurement by means of pressure differential
TNflow may be used to calculate:
- primary device diameter (bore diameter) for declared full scale flowrate and related value of differential pressure,
- differential pressure for declared bore diameter and flowrate,
- flowrate for declared bore diameter and differential pressure.
Any of the above calculations is supplemanted by:
- diameters corrections for thermal expansion,
- bounds of measurement range calculations,
- upper limit of upstream pipe roughness calculations,
- upper limit of sharp edge radius calculations,
- required upstream and downstream straight lengths calculations,
- uncertainty analysis of flowrate measurement at a single point and in the entire measurement range,
- bias "linear scale" error analysis.
The calculations may be performed for all orifice plates, nozzles, Venturi nozzles and Venturi tubes covered by
ISO 5167 and ISO/TR 15377:2007 :
- orifice plate with corner tappings,
- orifice plate with D and D/2 tappings,
- orifice plate with flange tappings,
- ISA 1932 nozzle,
- long radius nozzles,
- Venturi nozzle,
- classical Venturi tube with an "as cast" convergent section,
- classical Venturi tube with a machined convergent section,
- classical Venturi tube with a rough-welded sheet-iron convergent section,
- quarter-circle orifice plate (ISO/TR 15377:2007(E).
- conical entrance orifice plate,
- eccentric orifice plate.
TNflow calculates fluid properties for the most common fluids:
- water and steam (The 1967 IFC Formulation for Industrial Use, The IAPS Formulation 1985 for Viscosity),
- natural gas (ISO 12213-3, GOST 30319.1-96),
- coke-oven or town gas (Beate-Bridgeman state equation),
- air (Redlich-Kwong state equation),
- other gas if its composition is known (Redlich-Kwong state equation),
- liquid ammonia (Raznievic).
For other fluids the properties may be declared by user.
Graphs of uncertainty and bias "linear scale" error
TNflow displays the graphs of the uncertainty and of the "linear scale" error for the entire measurement range.
The bias "linear scale" error is a difference between values of flowrate calculated using accurate method:
C and E are functions of
and values of flowrate calculated using simplified method:
(where B is
constant for the entire measurement range).
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How to buy TNflow
Click Order TNflow and fill out our
online purchase form. Immediately after placing your order,
you will receive a pro forma
invoice that you can print with your web browser.
As soon as we receive your payment via bank transfer we will send you TNflow.zip (500kB) as email attachment.