Flexware®

Turbomachinery Engineers

Air Flex®
Air Flex® is an easy to use PC based Windows program that accurately calculates air compressor performance including flow rates based on orifice or annubar data, and state point data for various conditions.

Program features include:

Compressor Estimation - Input flow rate, inlet conditions, & discharge pressure, Air Flex calculates inlet and discharge volume flow, adiabatic head, discharge temperature, and gas power.
Compressor Test Data - Input field or factory test data, Air Flex calculates overall compressor performance including flow rates, power, and efficiency. Note - this option can also be used to verify compressor performance in new proposals.
State Point Calculation - Input a pressure and temperature, Air Flex calculates, specific volume, sonic velocity, Cp , K value, and dynamic viscosity.
A detailed summary printout is available which includes pressure, temperature, specific volume, sonic velocity, Cp , K value, and dynamic viscosity for: state points, compressor performance calculations and field test results.
The units of measurement may be varied for any item. All of the commonly used units (e. g. psia, Bar a, kg/cm2 a, etc.) are available.
Pull down windows are used for ease of program operation.

Flexware® Startup Manual

Data Analysis
Use the following Excel Worksheet for plotting the results of your analysis. The worksheet uses 5 points from the compressor manufacturers curve as a base line. The operating data is fan law corrected for comparison to the design curve.
Excel Worksheet Download

Air Flex®
Computer System Requirements:
Windows based Server, PC or compatible computer.
Windows XP, Vista, 7

Air Flex® Troubleshooting

Air Flex® will not install
Verify that all programs other than Program Manager are turned off.
If you are on a network, reboot your computer and do not connect until the install is complete.

Air Flex® will not execute or run
Verify that the Hasp Key is properly installed in the USB port. Remove and reinstall to assure good contact is made.
Follow directions in the installation directions.
Be sure that your computer has the proper hardware requirements. See the Introduction section for details.

 

Further help
For further help in resolving any difficulties with Air Flex® , or any questions regarding the Air Flex® or any other Flexware® program, contact the Flexware, Inc. Service Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or your nearest Distributor. Please have your software serial number available prior to calling. The serial number can be found in the product literature, or on the haspkey.

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