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Software Products

Application-Specific Software
This line includes Thermoflow's most popular programs, GT PRO, GT MASTER & PEACE for
gas turbine based cycles, STEAM PRO & STEAM MASTER for pure steam power plants, and
RE-MASTER for repowering existing steam plants by adding gas turbines. It also includes the
Plant Design Expert (PDE) program for executive-level use of GT PRO , the GASCAN+
program for design of advanced gas turbine engines and cycles, and RECIPRO for evaluating
small cogeneration projects.

GT PRO and STEAM PRO are design programs, which create cycle heat balance as well as
the physical design of equipment needed to implement it. GT MASTER and STEAM MASTER
are simulation programs that predict performance of the plant as a function of its fixed
equipment, control set-points, loads, and ambient conditions. RE-MASTER designs the new
equipment needed to convert a given pure steam power plant to combined cycle, then
proceeds to simulate performance of the repowered plant at off-design. PEACE is a new,
highly-detailed program to size all major equipment and balance-of-plant, perform detailed
cost estimation for equipment, materials, and labor, and generate a project financial pro
forma.

Thermoflow's application-specific programs provide an astonishing wealth of modeling detail,


yet are deceptively simple to use. Many new users, without training or time spent reading
instructions manuals, can produce professional plant designs within a few hours of installing a
program. Experienced users normally design a new plant in a few minutes.
This seemingly contradictory combination of incredible power and detail, with fast, friendly
ease of use, is the result of thoughtful software design and tireless improvements that have
consumed approximately 40,000 man-hours of talent. All input variables have reasonable
defaults. Non-critical inputs are tucked away into side menus, readily accessible to those who
want them, but virtually unnoticed by the casual user. Experienced users who chooses to
delve into details never cease to be amazed by their depth. Perhaps it is no wonder that one
of the world's foremost manufacturers of gas turbines and steam turbines has licensed over
200 copies of GT PRO and over 100 copies of STEAM PRO for use at their main
headquarters and worldwide offices.

For managers, developers, or engineers seeking the fastest method of expertly designing a
gas turbine plant, Thermoflow provides the Plant Design Expert (PDE) software. This program
allows its user to simply input the constraints and requirements for a proposed plant design. It
moves the burden of selecting the GT PRO technical inputs from the user to the expert
system within PDE. That system creates all necessary technical inputs, runs GT PRO in the
background, and provides the plant design that best meets the user's needs.

The GASCAN+ program is used for conceptual design of new gas turbine engines in
conjunction with advanced cycles. It is primarily useful to those involved in research and
development of advanced gas turbine power systems.

The RECIPRO program is used for evaluating small cogeneration projects such as may be
applied at hospitals, hotels and institutional buildings.

GTeye is an easy-to-use, on-line, real-time, user-configurable gas turbine performance


monitoring program. This software contains all the features you expect to find in expensive
packages, except the high price. GTeye gathers and analyses real-time data from your DCS
and provides flexible trending, tabulation, and reporting functions. GTeye continuously
predicts the optimium compressor wash frequency, and inlet filter replacement interval.

Fully Flexible Software


The difference between application-specific and fully flexible software is like the difference
between building a car from a prefabricated kit or starting from raw steel sheets and sections.
The prefabricated kit has already been expertly designed; thus a predictable and acceptable
building effort provides a functional, satisfactory result. The user may customize the result,
without impairing functionality, by making reasonable variations to the kit parts and
instructions. Starting from raw materials is more satisfying to a knowledgeable enthusiast but
requires far more time and effort. It enables an infinite variety of end-products, ranging from
unique, creative functionality to useless junk.

The majority of plant designs generated by Thermoflow's customers are most efficiently
accomplished by the application-specific programs. However, there are cases or customers
who need or want complete flexibility. To satisfy that market segment, Thermoflow has
created THERMOFLEX, a program which allows its user to graphically construct an arbitrary
system of arbitrary components with arbitrary connections. THERMOFLEX can be used to
model gas turbine combined cycles, steam power plants, or repowering, in addition to a
virtually endless variety of power plant systems, standard or novel. It also presents an
economical alternative for users who have a wide range of application interests, but
insufficient activity in any one plant type to justify the cost of the application-specific
programs.

A drawback inherent in all fully-flexible programs is the amount of time and expertise it takes
to set-up a system, especially a new one. A typical power plant that can be designed in 5-30
minutes with the application-specific programs may consume between 45 minutes and many
hours with a fully-flexible program. This problem has now been solved by software bridges
that jump-start THERMOFLEX from cycle designs created by Thermoflow's application-
specific programs.
Utility Software

POWER DRAW is a highly-flexible drawing tool that is solely dedicated to generating


presentation-quality heat balance diagrams that can be linked to results from other
Thermoflow heat balance calculation programs. This program allows the user to draw any
heat balance diagram, quickly and easily, by assembling standard icons. When the drawing
is complete, the user may identify drawing streams by serial numbers, then establish logical
connections between them and their conjugates in GT PRO, GT MASTER, STEAM PRO or
STEAM MASTER.

Thermoflow's QT PRO² program (Quick Thermal Properties and Processes) provides a


convenient, user-friendly tool for anyone who frequently performs simple, fundamental
calculations involving heat transfer or thermodynamics. With a massive library of substance
properties linked to commonly used thermodynamics and heat transfer formulas, it is an
invaluable tool for engineers or students in the mechanical, chemical, or process industries.
Services & Custom Software

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