The user input for specifying pumps have been improved as well as the pump model used by the flow solver. Pump curves with more than three points can now be specified to improve the accuracy of the pump curve shape. An additional “rated flow” can be specified, which improves the behavior of the spin down after a pump trip.
Support for defining gas/liquid properties as a function of the temperature. This can be used to get the correct wave speed in each pipe element if the temperature in a model varies significantly. Addtionally BOSpulse now also supports defining gas properties using the procedure described in the AGA Report No. 8, Part 1 (April 2017).
Support for exporting the unbalanced forces to Bentley AutoPipe. This makes it possibly to perform a mechanical response study with AutoPipe using the unbalanced forces calculated by BOSfluids.
The existing coupling with CAESAR II has been improved. The dynamic stress input file can now be automatically made, so that the user does not have to manually specify the entries in the CAESAR II user interface.
Most fields that handle numerical values support now support simple equations. This helps users to quickly calculate area’s when the diameter is known, inner diameters from subtracting the wall thickness from an outer diameter etc. without having to manually calculate these entries.
In addition the fields that handle lengths now also support feet-inch notation. Specifying a length in inches automatically converts to feet-inch if appropriate.
BOSfluids now also supports general undo/redo including a history of all changes made to the model which helps to quickly go back to an earlier state.
A Bill of Quantity can be generated, to provide a quick overview of all piping/equipment in the model.
Since version 5.0, BOSfluids includes a new user interface. This changed the way models are built and results are analyzed. These changes considerably improved the overall user experience with the software.