Korf Technology
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Brochure

Click on Korf Brochure.pdf to view a summary of Korf Hydraulics features.


Features

Korf Hydraulics is based on a novel method for solving hydraulic problems. It regards all flow rates and equipment inlet and outlet pressures as unknowns or variables. The user only need to specify sufficient pressures, flows, Cv's, etc. to enable the program to calculate the unknown pressures and flows (amazing isn't it?). Any valid combination of specifications may be used. As far as we are aware, Korf is the only program with this flexibility.

Features
Version 3.1
Version 3.2
Version 3.3
Version 3.4
Principles and Algorithm        
     Specify flows and/or pressures anywhere
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     No initial estimates required
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Fast (resume facility, sparse matrices)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Dampening (flows and pump/compresssor pressures)
No
Yes 
Yes 
Yes
     Equations (for wells, spargers, specifications, etc)
Yes 
Yes 
Yes
Yes
     No programming limit on network size
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 supported
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Number of bugs fixed
6
8
4
5
Graphical User Interface (GUI)        
     PFD with Drag & Drop interface
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Copy, paste, delete, drag multiple equipment
Yes
Yes 
Yes
Yes
     Snap to grid
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Add text, lines, circle to drawing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Cancel/undo facility
Yes
(dialogs only)
Yes
(dialogs only)
Yes
(dialogs only)
Yes
(dialogs only)
     Display results on drawing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Program and equipment defaults
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Selectable units of measure
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Map overlay and GIS coordinates
No
No
No
No
Pipes        
     Multiple pipe databases
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Store pipe databases with data file
Yes 
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Non-cylindrical pipes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Pipe sizing (5 criteria)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Exclude non-standard sizes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Pipe diameter as ID or Nominal
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Support Le/D, Crane and 2-K fittings method
Yes 
Yes
Yes
Yes 
(add Le/D)
     Heat loss from pipes
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes
     Multiple segments allowed for pipes
No
No
No
No
Fluids        
     Liquids and Gases (compressible)
Yes
Yes
Yes 
Yes
     2-Phase flow (several methods and maps)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Omega HEM and HNE methods (pipes, orifices, nozzles, valves)
No
No
Yes 
Yes
     Fluid properties can differ between pipes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Base fluid properties on that of another pipe
No
Yes 
Yes
Yes
     Directly input properties (density, etc)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Import properties from text files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Import properties from simulators
Yes
(Hysys/Aspen)
Yes 
(Hysys/Aspen)
Yes
(Hysys/Aspen)
Yes
(Hysys/Aspen)
 Thermodynamics        
     Built-in flash calculations
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes 
(add 3 phase)
     Binary interaction coefficients
Yes 
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Pseudo components
Yes 
Yes
Yes 
Yes
     IF97 Steam Tables
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Heat and Material Balances
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     OLE link to simulator flash calculations
Yes
(Hysys)
Yes
(Hysys)
Yes
(Hysys)
Yes
(Hysys)
Equipment        
     Orifices, nozzles, perforated plates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Control valves
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Relief valve non-recoverable loss
No
Yes 
Yes
Yes
     Vessels and tanks with multiple fluid levels, 
      nozzle elevations and dPs
Yes
Yes
Yes 
Yes
     Pump/compressors head, efficiency and NPSH curves
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes 
     Reciprocating compressors
Yes 
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Semi-rigorous T-pieces (critically reviewed)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Choke flow at equipment (orifices, nozzles, valves)
Yes
Yes
Yes 
Yes
     Choke flow at expansions (pipe exits, expanders)
Yes
Yes
Yes 
Yes
     Sizing and rating of equipment/instruments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Tools for quick sizing/rating of pipes, orifies, valves Yes Yes
Yes
Yes
     Built-in vendor data (pump curves, etc.)
No
No
No
No
Case Management        
     Flexible support for multiple cases
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     "Unlimited" cases. Run in any sequence.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Use results from first case in others
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Case input dialog Yes Yes
Yes
Yes
Reporting        
     Runlog
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Comprehensive text reports
Yes
Yes 
Yes
Yes
     Easily trace pressure profile
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
     Quality control (review/approve) facilities
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

 

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