March 15, 2008: Thermoflow Suite 18 (TFLOW18) released. Some highlights follow.
PEACE cost estimations in all programs have been revised significantly upward consistent with changes in the power generation and infrastructure marketplace. Expect plant cost increases of 25 to 35% relative to estimates from Version 17.
The PEACE Schematic outputs for GT PRO and GT MASTER now include a three-dimensional view of your plant..
GT PRO now includes a District heating design wizard. New DH configurations include ability to integrate an HRSG economizer with the bled steam district heating condensers..
A new file comparison feature compares GT PRO or GT MASTER files to reveal differences among their inputs.
Improvements made to THERMOFLEX provide more details for boiler design, and include a grate-fired furnace, an independent fuel pulverizer, a radiantly cooled passage, and addition of water wall heat transfer coincident with convective heat exchangers.
New components in THERMOFLEX accommodate modeling solar thermal cycles. A new fluid type was added to represent thermal oils. The thermal oil library includes about 25 commercially available heat transfer fluids.
Shell and tube heat exchangers to represent economizers, evaporators, and superheaters were added.
Fuel database was updated so it now includes over 40 biomass fuels.
Read update letter distributed with TFLOW18 for details.