April 26, 2007: Thermoflow Suite 17 (TFLOW17) released. Some highlights follow.
GT PRO and GT MASTER now include exergy accounting for the combined cycle, gas turbine, HRSG, and ST/condenser.
A significant number of new components were introduced into THERMOFLEX for modeling coal gasification, and IGCC power plants. These components are fully compatible with their GT PRO and GT MASTER counterparts.
A new air-swept pulverizer model was developed and is included in STEAM PRO/STEAM MASTER and THERMOFLEX.
STEAM PRO and STEAM MASTER have new features needed to model brown-coal boilers.
THERMOFLEX now includes the CFB model that has been part of STEAM PRO since early 2004.
THERMOFLEX can now import STEAM PRO files and create an equivalent THERMOFLEX file using a procedure that mirrors that available for GT PRO files since 1996.
THERMOFLEX can now import GT PRO files that include Gasification systems, and Desalination systems.
PEACE cost estimates were updated to reflect increases in major equipment costs, and the continued strong demand for labor, key materials, and basic commodities including steel and concrete.