"KYPIPE" is the powerful hydraulic calculation engine behind the Pipe2012: KYPipe hydraulic model. KYPIPE was developed by Civil Engineering professors from the University of Kentucky and has been continually updated and maintained for over 40 years.
The Pipe2012: KYPipe GUI allows users to develop pipe system models with just a few intuitive steps. Models are made up entirely of pipe links, end nodes, and internal nodes. Using this approach, only a few simple steps are required to develop, modify and define simple or complex pipe systems. Pipe2012 can input a background map and drawings in a variety of vector and raster formats. In addition, scaled grid lines may be used. Using a scaled background map or grid lines will allow pipe links to be precisely scaled (length calculated) as they are created.
A wide variety of pipe distribution system devices are supported and users can maintain an associated extensive table of data and records which can be customized to their specifications. In this way Pipe2012 is multi-purpose by providing and maintaining extensive GIS records, generating up-to-date data files for hydraulic and water quality models and providing facilities management capabilities.
KYPipe is the most widely used and trusted hydraulic analysis engine in the world and has been qualified for nuclear applications. The software provides many capabilities not available with other hydraulic analysis engines. KYPipe is the industry standard.
|Features List||Packages||Version Comparison||Demo||Video Tutorials|
|Hydrant Flow Calculation||Operational Control Screen||Direct Parameter Calculations||IPD Rural Analysis|
|Hydrant Flow Calculation provides calculated fire flow for each hydrant which will maintain a specified minimum pressure anywhere in the distribution system as well as the required pressure at a pumper. Read more||The Operational Control Screen is a unique and very useful tool for presentations and operational and design studies. There is no better tool for presenting the impact of changes in operation of a distribution system. Read more||Direct Parameter Calculations allow you to calculate operating or design parameters that exactly satisfy stated pressure requirements at designated locations in the piping system for a range of operating conditions. Read more||Instantaneous Peak Demand Rural Analysis calculates your model demands using Peak Demand Diversity curves recommended for rural and sparsely populated water systems. Conventional designs often lead to undersized piping and low pressures. Read more|
|Water Quality Analysis||Demand Types & Patterns||Meters||Automatic Residential Demand Distribution|
|Complete Water Quality Analysis capabilities using EPA guidelines as required by some regulatory agencies. The EPANet Water Quality program is used for these calculations.
|Demand Types & Patterns factors (multipliers) entered into the program table will vary multiple types of demand over time.
|Meters provide a powerful alternative to allocated junction demands. Place one or more meter connections at any location in any pipeline and associate these meters with the user and demand type. Demands automatically assigned to junctions. Read more||Specify the total demand and number of residential connections and the demand it will automatically be distributed throughout the system. This is a tremendous time saver. Read more|
|Branch Diameter Analysis||Temperature Dependent Analysis||Water Quality Calibration||Skeletonization|
|The Branch Diameter Calculation feature is another time saving unique feature that gives the user the ability to assign the diameters of branch lines based on the design flow. Read more||The Temperature Dependent Analysis allows for modeling liquids with significant changes in density and viscosity at different parts of the distribution system. Read more||Bulk Reaction and Wall Reaction Rates for pipes are required data in the calculation of chemical concentrations in water over time. Read more||Eliminate pipes according to characteristics while maintaining all system demands, pumps and supply nodes. Read more|
|Unique Elements & Devices||Device & Element Libraries||Optimal Pump Scheduling||Optimal Design Module|
|Pipe2012: KYPipe node elements include junctions, tanks, reservoirs, pumps, sprinklers, regulating valves, control valves, etc. In addition we model a number of unique devices such as hydrotanks, vacuum breakers, variable pressure supplies, combined holding tank-pump element, loss element, etc.
|Users can create customized libraries which contain data for devices such as pumps, valves, air vacuum valves, surge tanks, back flow preventors, pipe libraries. Basically a library can be created for any device. A large number of pipe libraries are distributed with the software. Read more||Optimal Pump Scheduling will compute the most economical and efficient way of operating complex water distribution systems with multiple pump stations.
|The Optimal Design Module will select the optimal diameters for a specified section of a system to minimize the total pipe cost.
|Optimized Calibration||CAD & GIS, Import & Export||Extended Period Simulation||Optional Backgrounds|
|Optimized Calibration minimizes the difference between observed field data and model predictions considering all test data simultaneously to provide the best calibration possible. Read more||The DXF Exchange feature allows you to import and export piping data (lines and polylines) from Auto CAD to create a pipe system. GIS Exchange feature imports and exports PIPE2000 data to and from SHAPE files. Read more||Extended Period Simulation simulates extended periods (e.g. 24–144 hours) with pump and tank controls, demand curves, and specified changes at designated times. Read more||Display image files in the background including DXF, Shape, TIF and JPG. Read more|
|Hydrant Color Coding||Contouring & Emphasis||Pipe Profiling||Printing, Images & PDFs|
|Hydrant color coding can be assigned automatically in Pipe2012: KYPipe. Read more||Generate, display and print contour maps for a variety of node data and results (e.g. elevation, pressure). Read more||Animate pipe profiles provide a spectacular presentation tool. Specify the first and last nodes and the rest is done automatically.
|Export Pipe2012 maps, graphs, tables and reports directly to a PDF, JPG or BMP file without loss of quality. Read more|
|Internet Map & Elevation Retrieval||Locate Pressure Zones||Flushing Analysis||Animated Maps|
|Import maps and retrieve system elevations from the internet for model backgrounds and complete contour reference. Read more||Find and emphasize pressure zones in a system. Read more||Pipe2012 provides a flushing analysis which identifies pipes that attain a specified velocity when a flushing scenario is analyzed. This analysis will generate a special set of map labels, color-coded pipes, and a Flushing Report. Read more||Apply timed color emphasis on pressure contours and demand nodes to create stunning animated presentations. Read more|
|Pipe Schedules||Fittings Loss Coefficients||KYPipe Validation||Device Nodes|
|Select the Pipe Type from one of many Pipe Schedules and the pipe data fields are automatically filled. This is a great time saving feature. Users can create their own Pipe Schedules or select from hundreds available. Read more||Enter the number of each type of fitting from the extensive drop down and the loss coefficient K’s will be automatically summed for any pipe section. This is another great time saving feature.||The Pipe2010 program was validated by comparing the results from several different models generated by the already validated Pipe2008 program (predecessor of Pipe2010) with the same set of models generated by Pipe2010 version 5.010. Read more||Hydraulic models of piping systems are comprised of pipes and nodes. A node represents a device where one or more pipes connect. Pipe2012 supports a wide variety of nodes. Read more|