Analysis of Surge problems with CAESAR II and BOSfluids Webinar (introducing the new version 5.4)

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with Steve Gillott , European Sales Director, CADWorx & Analysis Solutions


with Chris Bradshaw, Business Development Specialist, CADWorx & Analysis Solutions


with Mark Groen, Senior Engineer, Dynaflow Research Group

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM CEST
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: free eSeminar

Surge problems in piping systems can have devastating effects on production and safety. The consequences of a surge that is not catered for in the design of a system ranges from pipe clashes, support failures and equipment overload through to pipe rupture. It is much better to prevent this with accurate analysis than cater for the effects after the event which can be extremely costly, cause injury and damage reputation. Using the tight integration between CAESAR II and BOSfluids makes this process quick and efficient.

Download this webinar to see a seamless workflow including:

  • Importing a CAESAR II model into a BOSfluids 3D model
  • The easy creation of boundary conditions for a flow simulation
  • Showing/discussing the simulation results – tabular, 2D and 3D
  • Exporting the simulation results (load v time) to CAESAR II to perform a dynamic time history stress analysis
  • Assessment of the ‘mechanical’ analysis for consequences on code and equipment compliance

Many companies predict these loads using very conservative ‘hand’ calculations (typically the Joukowsky equation), which assumes instantaneous fluid stop/start effects. This can result in gross over design of supports and/or snubbers which can be very costly. The CAESAR II/BOSfluids interaction makes the process quick, easy and accurate via data sharing and an easy-to-use interface.

You will also see the new capabilities recently added to BOSfluids Version 5.40.

Speaker bios:

Steve Gillott is the European Sales Director for CADWorx & Analysis Solutions with a background in Pipe Stress Analysis. With over 30 years’ experience within the industry as an analyst, sales manager, pre sales presenter, support engineer, trainer and business development he is able to tap into a large knowledge base. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.

Chris Bradshaw is a Business Development Specialist with over 10 years experience presenting, supporting and training in CAD and analysis solutions as an Application Engineer. With an Engineering Degree, his focus is now on assisting our sales teams across Europe with demonstrations and product information. Chris is a talented and valuable member of the team.

Mark Groen is a senior engineer and software developer at Dynaflow Research Group (DRG). DRG is a firm which specializes in the advanced end of the engineering spectrum with a large focus on the engineering aspects of the petrochemical industry. The experience Mark gained during his work as an engineer on fluid flow related projects he now uses during his work as a developer of the fluid flow simulation software BOSfluids. Next to his work as software developer, he also provides software support for all of the DRG software packages.


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