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Pioneering Developers of Pipe Network Analysis Technology


KYPipe has been developing pipe network analysis software for over 40 years. The sophisticated analysis algorithms used to analyze Steady State, Surge, Gas and Steam systems have been perfected by our leading experts in this field. One common user interface (Pipe2006 / Pipe2008 / Pipe2010 / Pipe2012) links all these calculation models. Our Pipe2000 suite of hydraulic analysis software, water hammer or transient analysis software, and compressible gas analysis software is an international industry standard. Pipe2000 also includes unique capabilities to model facility's piping systems.  Civil Engineering professors Dr. Don J. Wood and Dr. Srini Lingireddy developed the Pipe2012 generation using input from users like you. We make every effort to incorporate user suggestions and requests. We welcome your continued input into the software development process. 

Technical support for our software is free. Drs. Wood and Lingireddy are also part of a team of experts who make up the Pipe2000 Technical Support team. Unlike many of our competitors, technical support for our users is provided at no additional cost. You may contact any one of a number of software developers and engineers with your questions about using the Pipe2000 suite of models. 

For your convenience, in addition to our U.S. based offices, we have representatives and distributors worldwide in India, ChinaKorea, Middle-East, Egypt, South America, Taiwan, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.  Download a fully-functional demo program.


Upcoming Training

Attend one of these KYPipe training courses and learn how to avoid critical mistakes and analyze hydraulic models accurately.

Barcelona, Spain May 12 & 13, 2014

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Dr. Don J. Wood Receives Civil Engineering Career Achievement Award

Dr. Don J. Wood was awarded the Civil Engineering Career Achievement Award from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. This award is one of the highest honors the university bestows on its faculty.

Using Control Valves for Surge Protection

Suppose you need to shut down the flow in a pipeline in a specified period of time. This action will always cause a pressure surge related to the deceleration of the fluid in the pipeline. The type of valve you use and how it is operated can have a very significant effect on the magnitude of the pressure surge and can provide protection against the development of an excessive pressure surge.

Pipe2012: TranSurge for Long Transmission Main Models

Pipe2012: TranSurge, for transient modeling of transmission mains. This product is a culmination of decades of real-world modeling experience of the software developers embedded into a brand new ultra-simplified version of Pipe2012 graphical interface specifically geared towards transmission main modeling. This exceptionally streamlined version of Pipe2012: Surge software is expected to drastically reduce time and effort needed for building flawless transmission main models and designing efficient surge protection systems.

Dynamic Characteristics of Check Valves

Improper sizing of check valves results in check valve slam, a phenomenon that produces undue increase in pressure head due rapid decrease in reverse flow velocity associated with check valve closure. Check valves are placed in pipe systems to prevent flow reversal. However, most check valves require a finite time to activate after sensing flow reversal and the flow could develop significant velocity in the reverse direction before the valve is completely closed. This reverse flow velocity is brought to rest when the valve is closed completely. The rapid change in reverse flow velocity produces a rapid increase in pressure head. The reverse flow velocity at the time of complete closure depends on several factors including the pump inertia, steady state head and flow values in the pipe system, length of liquid column to the source of major wave reflection such as a reservoir, friction losses in piping systems, slope of pipeline, and wave celerity.

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