Engineering Software

Control Valve Software from CicloSoft

Control Valve Software

Supported by an exclusive algorithmic tool for engineering analysis, our control valve software performs sizing and selection of any type of linear or rotary valve used in pipelines, which is controlled by electric, hydraulic or pneumatic actuators and positioners.

Valve Types

Control Valves

  • Globe Valves
  • Ball Valves
  • Butterfly Valves
  • Diaphragm Valves
  • Eccentric Disc Valves
  • Eccentric Plug Valves

Actuators and Positioners

  • Electric Actuators
  • Pneumatic Actuators
  • Hydraulic Actuators
  • Mechanical Actuators
  • Analog Positioners
  • Digital Positioners

Standards

Control Valve Standards

Primary reference standards:

  • ISA 75.01 - International Society of Automation
  • IEC 60534 - International Electrotechnical Commission

Sizing of the Control Valve

With an extensive database of liquids, gases and steam, the software allows a huge amount of combinations of operating conditions, such as: Flow Rate, Pressure, Temperature, Density, Viscosity, Vapor Pressure, etc.

For the selection of control valves, the programming logic is developed according to classic concepts of engineering and fluid mechanics combined with manufacturer's specific standards, and the data source is constituted by technical specifications of each valve model and size.

By following the same principle, the software can calculate operating noise levels, and predict flashing and cavitation events inside the valve.

Calculations and Analysis

Control Valve CAD

In a highly organized, flexible and friendly environment, the user establishes the design requirements and the software performs all calculations and analysis necessary for accurate sizing of the control valve and actuator:

  1. The user supplies the design parameters.
    • Fluid Type
    • Fluid Temperature
    • Fluid Specific Gravity (Density)
    • Fluid Viscosity
    • Vapor Pressure
    • Required Flow Rate
    • Required Pressure Drop
    • Inlet Pressure
  2. The software adjusts the parameters in accordance with the fluid properties.
  3. The software simulates the use of each type and size of valve.
  4. The software simulates the use of each trim size of each valve.
  5. The software analyzes the performance and suggests the most suitable ones.
  6. The software generates a selection list with sorting and filtering capabilities.
  7. The software plots performance curves of the selected valve, such as the following:
    • Valve Opening × Flow Coefficient - Cv or Kv
    • Valve Opening × Flow Rate
    • Flow Rate × Pressure Drop
    • Valve Opening × Differential Pressure
    • Valve Opening × Noise - Sound Pressure Level

Comprehensive Graphs

Monitor and Heat Exchanger

A properly sized and selected control valve has direct implications on the operating costs of the process being controlled.

Although different types and sizes of control valves can meet the design requirements, they certainly will not provide the same static and dynamic performance.

Therefore, it is essential that the designer has a broad view of the behavior of the valve to be selected.

Our software has the most advanced engineering charts with high resolution details, which show characteristic curves throughout the full operating range of the control valves.

Examples of Charts from Ciclo's Software

Linear Scale Graph

Linear Scale

Logarithmic Scale Graph

Logarithmic Scale

Percentage Opening Graph

Percentage Opening

Piping Database

Piping Database

Since control valves are often installed in piping systems, the software has an extensive database containing data of pipes and fittings in a wide variety of sizes, materials and pressure classes.

Materials

  • Steel: Carbon Steel - Stainless Steel - Alloy Steel
  • Iron: Galvanized Iron - Black Iron - Cast Iron (Ductile / Malleable)
  • Non-Ferrous Metals: Copper - Brass - Bronze - Aluminum
  • Non-Metallic: PVC - CPVC - ABS - Polyethylene - Fiberglass

Standards

  • ANSI - ASME - API - ASTM - ISO - DIN - CEN

Reports

Valve Reports

Once valve and actuator have been selected, the software automatically generates all the engineering reports, datasheets, charts and CAD drawings in several standard paper sizes.

The display and printing of reports use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface:

  • Report of Design Data
  • Assembly Drawing of the Valve
  • Detail Drawing of Flanges
  • Charts of Performance Curves
  • Calculation Report of Sound Spectrum

All of these documents can be easily customized, printed, emailed or exported to formats like:

  • PDF - DOC - XLS - JPG - GIF - TIF - PNG - FAX - etc.

Software Settings

Software Settings

As a result of customer demand for more flexible and comprehensive solutions, the software has a host of configuration options that allow the user to customize it to suit his personal wishes and preferences.

Some Configuration Screenshots

1) Hover over thumbnail to view enlarged image. 2) Click on thumbnail to hold enlarged image in place. 3) Click outside thumbnail to hide enlarged image.

GUI - Graphical User Interface

Software Tools

Built with multilingual user interface and an advanced unit converter, our software is fully capable to meet the needs and requirements of any manufacturer in the world, regardless of the volume of its production or the variety of its product range.

Software Tools

  • Multilanguage Support
  • Units of Measurement and Significant Digits
  • History Input Data
  • Custom Reports
  • Print Preview
  • Design Wizard
  • CAD Export

More Information

If you would like to request more information about our control valve software, please contact us. We are able to develop a customized and exclusive version for your company.

Please note that this software is intended exclusively for control valve manufacturers, so there is not a version dedicated to individual persons, self-employed or corporate professionals.

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