Featuring 3-D computer aided design (CAD) output,
live flow evaluation and integrated flow data, the updated Swagelok develops complete process analyzer
and sample-handling systems. The program provides engineers with an interactive
tool to build and assemble ANSI/ISA 76.00.02-compliant miniature modular designs
prior to the purchase process.
features integrated flow data such as flow coefficient (Cv), volumetric flow rate and volume for a wide variety
of fluids. Then, users can simulate valve actuation to see how the flow reacts.
Flow streams are color-coded for easy evaluation. Component selection features Swagelok MPC components and
the ability to use custom components when creating a system.
From the configurator,
engineers can create several types of reports to support their design. The
software generates 2-D design schematics (P&ID view exportable through
AutoCADÂ® 2010), a 3-D real view (exportable to SolidWorks), and/or a bill of
materials (BOM) for purchasing. A project report feature also provides a BOM
and assembly diagrams package. All outputs can be saved to the user's local
full MPC Configurator is available to customers in two ways: as an executable
program download or as a CD installation (MS-21-38) through an
authorized sales and service center.
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