Pipe 2018 New Feature Overview


  • Example
  • Excel Curve Export

    Export to Excel

    Export Curve Data to Excel (CSV). Export head-flow data from pump curves to an Excel file.

    Case C Option

    Surge System Curve

    Surge System Head Curves. Create system head curves within Surge. Formally a KYPipe-only feature.


    Curves for More Types of Pumps

    Rated/Single-Point Curves. Create, view and export curves for rated pumps and single point pumps.

    2-9 Pumps

    More Curves for Pump Stations

    Series or Parallel Pump Curves Graph. Curves for 2-9 pumps in series or parallel are displayed instead of 6-9.

    Import From Excel

    Updated Import Tool

    This more comprehensive import tool makes it easier to create a TranSurge model from an Excel file. Improvements include changes to pump station import, more imported elements, and a quick chart that can be used for air valve placement. More…


    New Node Glyphs for PIDs

    Node Glyphs (Limited Control in Classic). Allows the user to create Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (PIDs) using a menu of customizable symbols, called glyphs to differentiate them from the normal model symbols. Glyphs can be rotated and their size can be changed. Includes both 2-D and 3-D glyphs.

    3-D Pipes

    3-D Pipes for PIDs

    3D Pipes. Create 3-D pipes of different widths and styles to match optional 3-D glyphs when building a Piping and Instrumentation Diagram.

    Profile View

    Select New Coordinate System from an Extensive List

    Converts pipes to a different coordinate system while keeping the current latitude and longitude so the pipes will appear at the same geographical location.

  • Profile View

    New View of Piping Systems

    Profile View. Allows the system to be seen in a side view for any defined profile. System data and results are still accessible but editing is not allowed. Fast switching between plan and profile view.

    2 Parameters

    New Way to View the Difference between Two Parameters

    Calculates the difference between two parameters and creates node emphasis and/or contours based on these values.

    Node Changes Show in Legend

    Copy Node Changes to Legend

    Copy Node Changes to Legend. Reports all node changes within the legend in the Map Area.

    Node Changes

    4 Results Displayed

    Displays all Four Results for Nodes and Pipes in Info Windows. Display flow, head, pressure and hydraulic grade line simultaneously for two different cases or times.

    20 Saved Views

    Now 20 Saved Views

    Increased number of Saved Views. Users can now save up to 20 views instead of 7.


    Loss, Loss/1000

    Loss-Loss/1000 Option for Pipe Emphasis and Labels. Use head loss and head loss per thousand feet (or meters) to label and emphasize pipes.

    Multiline Pipe Labels

    Multiline Pipe Labels

    Multiline Pipe Labels (KYnetic). Displays one label item per line instead of all on one line.

    Zoom Lock

    Zoom Lock

    Zoom Lock (KYnetic). Right Click Zoom Windows or Ctrl-Shift-W.

    Pressure Sensitive Demands

    Adjusts Flow Rates to Meet Specified Pressures

    The Pressure Sensitive Demands feature adjusts the flow rate at demand nodes until specified system pressures are met.

  • Profile View
  • Load, Save, Compare
  • Load, Save and Compare

    Comparing Different Model Runs

    Similar to saved views, this feature allows users to load, save and compare results within a modeling file – no need to create new files to see the effect of changes.

    Isolation Example

    Zone Emphasis and Report

    Emphasize isolation zones using contours or pipe colors. View a report showing the demand per zone and a histogram denoting percentage by zone or absolute flow values.

    Recent Folder Example

    Recent Folders Drop-Down List

    Recent Folder Option in the File Open/Close Menu. Search for model files in recently-used folders without having to navigate to them.

    Sort Descending Example

    Descending Sort

    Sort Items Descending in Node Group Select (KYnetic). Sort nodes in descending order by characteristics such as elevation, hydraulic grade, demand, etc.

    Thickness Example

    Alter Pipe Thickness

    Change the thickness of pipes to emphasize hydraulic variables such as pipe diameter, roughness, flow, etc.

  • Excel Export

    Profile Data to Excel

    Export Profile to Excel. Exports node name, elevation, distance, HGL, pressure, min HGL and max HGL. Click on the Print Button within the Animated Profile Menu to access this feature.

    Case C Option

    Case C Option

    Display Case C. Formerly the pressure results from two different times or cases, Cases A and B, could be plotted within the graph of the Animated Profile; now a third option, Case C, can be plotted as well.

    Cavitation on HGL Line

    Cavitation Emphasis

    Cavitation Emphasis. Cavitation within the system can now be shown on the HGL line within the Animated Profile using a user-defined color.

    Axis Lines

    Axis Lines

    Show Axis Lines. Users can now add solid lines to show the x- and y-axes.



    Display X-Coordinate. This feature displays the actual x-coordinate of each node used in the layout of the system: useful for systems that are on a different scale or do not have the same origin as the profile.

    Symbols On/Off

    Simple Mode: Symbols On/Off

    Simple Mode. Turn off the node/device symbols along the animated profile to better see the system elevations.

    Box Around Graph

    Box Around Graph

    Draw Box Around Graph. Add a box outlining the graph.

    SDOs for Surge

    600 SDOs Now Available

    Side Discharge Orifice Number Increased – the allowable number of SDO surge protection devices has been increased from 300 to 600.

    Pump Inertia and File Number

    Calculate inertia and Suter Curve File Number

    This tool automatically calculates inertia based on the pump efficiency, speed ratio, rated speed, rated head, and rated flow. It also determines a best-fit Suter Curve File Number.

    User Report

    Customize Tables and the Analysis Report

    This function is available from the System Data Menu. It allows the user to customize the Analysis Report or to create custom tables.

  • Animated Profile Example