How to Convert a PIPENET Standard or Spray/Sprinkler Module to Transient Module

Converting a data file from PIPENET Standard or Spray/Sprinkler Module to Transient Module is an invaluable utilitiy which saves engineers a lot of time and effort.

In order to convert a Standard or Spray/Sprinkler Module file (.SDF) and the associated library file (.SLF) into a Transient Module file, you will need to specify the input file name and the output file name in Utilities | Convert a Model to Transient.

With any model open, you will find this utility in Tools | Utilities | Convert a Model to Transient.

It is important to consider the following observations when converting to Transient:

  1. Some components in the Standard or Spray/Sprinkle Module may not have corresponding components in the Transient Module, e.g. elastomeric valve etc. You have to input these components manually after conversion. Also, please use the latest version of PIPENET because it can save you a lot of time. For example, nozzles can be converted after the version 1.8.
  2. The Transient Module requires more input data. Therefore, you have to input these absent data after conversion. For example, pipe OD, Young’s modulus and Poisson’s ratio are required in the Transient Module.