Purpose of the software

Pulsations or pressure waves are flow dynamic phenomena that can cause various kinds of problems in installations in the process industry, the power industry and the oil and gas industry.

For example:

  • Vibration and fatigue problems in piping and fluid machinery
  • Damage to fluid machinery
  • Cavitation problems
  • Errors in flow meter readings
  • Efficiency loss of running equipment
  • Increased noise levels

These issues lead to unexpected downtime, higher maintenance costs and should therefore be avoided. And they can be avoided by a thorough design evaluation with PulsimSuite. To save the costs of troubleshooting, unexpected maintenance, and production loss, API Standards 618 and 674 describe design rules to avoid pulsation and vibration problems.

PulsimSuite is our pulsation software tool to perform API compliant projects for pulsation and vibration analysis of process installations. With PulsimSuite, the usability, robustness, and ease of analysis have been optimized. Creating your models, defining operating conditions, and doing the analyses for Damper Design, Pulsation Analysis, and Vibration and Stress Analysis are all done in the same, user-friendly GUI.

Simulation of flow - and structural dynamics with PulsimSuite in the design stage of a system reduces the risk of unplanned downtime during operation.

The three steps in an API design approach 3 project