Advanced Fire Hydrant and Hydraulic Design Software Driving Performance and Efficiency at Scale

 Hydraulics deals with the physical properties of water, such as calculating the depth of flow in a pipe, fire hydrant or open channel. Advanced hydraulic and hydrant design software are driving the performance of fire suppression systems to the highest efficiency levels. Engineers use this software to access and identify where the protection is inadequate. Design improvements in hydraulic and fire hydrant systems, such as sizing and location of pipes, pumps, and tanks, are possible to meet the fire-flow and protection regulatory requirements. 

Hydraulic design software provide building services professionals with quick, simple, and advanced hydraulic and engineering calculations for their various HVAC projects. Fire hydrant software and hydraulic design software can predict wear and tear, maintenance requirements and how the hydrant system will behave in the event of a fire outbreak, or extreme circumstances.

Visualising the installation and administration of a fire protection system

Top fire hydrant software and hydraulic design software use CAD/CAM modelling to represent the full fire suppression system in a building and help the building engineers in visualising the administration of the hydrant system before the actual installation. The most trusted building services software design firms, such as ACADS-BSG use the most advanced artificial intelligence technologies at every stage of their research, design, development, and hydraulic systems integration. The computer programs allow the fire hydrant system design and development to proceed quickly and efficiently, based on the proven hydraulics design data, rather than trial and error. Building services, utilities, HVAC designers and engineering firms all over the world trust fire hydrant software and hydraulic design software by ACADS-BSG.

Key features of some of the most popular hydraulic design software and fire hydrant systems by ACADS-BSG are summarized below:     

HYENA+ for automatic fire sprinkler and hydrant piping analysis

The fire hydrant software HYENA+ provides simplified engineering designs for modern building professionals. This computer program is the fire services industry’s trusted gold standard for calculating automatic fire sprinkler, fire hydrant, fire hose reel, and water mist systems. For a given size network, hydraulic design software HYENA+ performs a complete hydraulic analysis determining flow, pressure drop, and other technical data where the discharge can be represented by a K-factor and minimum flow.

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Other key features of HYENA+ hydraulic design software include:

·         The fire hydrant software is cloud-based, and accessible anywhere on any device.

·         The hydraulic design software can be used to carry out a fire sprinkler system analysis in accordance with NFPA, NZ4541, AS2118 or SSPC52 standards.

·         All nodes that are not nominated as discharges or input points are automatically assigned as reference nodes to save input time.

·         When pipe sizes are entered as nominal sizes, the computer program determines the actual internal diameter from the data stored in the program.

·         Piping materials complying with a wide range of codes are catered to by HYENA+ to Australian, New Zealand, and API codes.

·         A wide range of fittings are provided for in HYENA+ with equivalent lengths stored in it. Users can add to this with their own fittings and associated lengths.

·         A graphical display of the grid is provided by HYENA+ where the user can elect to display pipe numbers, node numbers, pipe diameters or lengths.

SPRINK2000 fire hydrant software

·         The computer program is capable of analysing looped and gridded systems, and also the conventional tree configurations.

·         The hydraulic design software can work with a wide range of units including Metric, British and the US.

·         The piping system can have up to 10 input points that can be modelled as a fixed pressure, a town mains water supply, or a pump.

·         When pipe sizes are entered as nominal sizes. SPRINK2000 will determine the actual I.D. from the stored data for different pipe materials.

·         The program can be used to determine the design point, given the K-factor and minimum discharge of each sprinkler head or hose reel.

·         In a grid, sprinkler elevations can be fixed at a given height, entered individually across a grid row, or as a single slope or pitched slope across the grid row.

·         Range checks are carried out on all input items, as they are entered, and other checks are made with a validation button.

Results of SPRINK2000 fire hydrant software include a summary of the flows and pressures for all discharges and for all input points, followed by a detailed table of pipe information, including the total equivalent length, pressure drop, etc. for every pipe in the system, and a detailed table of the node information.  

3D design rendering with realistic simulations

These fire hydrant software by ACADS-BSG allows for an analysis of alternative hydraulic and hydrant design solutions. The user can easily change the input in their fire hydrant software or hydraulic design software, to see realistic simulations of their hydrants and their performance, to decide on the best design for the installation of hydrants in a building. All components of the hydrant system are drawn to scale, and a full 3D rendering of the assembly is also possible.

Other building services software by ACADS-BSG that are used by professionals in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world include CAMEL for building air-conditioning load analysis and psychometrics, LLAMA for lift design for commercial buildings, DOLPHIN for sizing and pressure drop calculations of duct runs, KOALA for simplified building air-conditioning load estimation, and many more.

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