Intergraph® CADWorx® & Analysis enters into a European reseller agreement for BOSfluids® from Dynaflow Research Group (DRG).
Insider blog had a unique opportunity to talk with Niels Bos from Dynaflow Research Group and Peter van der Weijde from Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis about the new European reseller agreement for BOSfluids.
Insider Blog: Hi Niels & Peter! Could you tell us a little bit about what BOSfluids is and what are the reasons for Intergraph becoming a reseller in the European region?
Niels Bos: BOSfluids is the one and only truly three-dimensional fluid flow analysis solution that models steady state and transient flow in liquid or gas carrying piping systems. It analyzes fluid transients and relates this information to the forces, pressures, flow rates and velocities in the piping system with engineering accuracy, improving the quality and safety of the analysis.
Peter van der Weijde: What makes BOSfluids of a particular interest for Intergraph customers is the bi-directional interface with Intergraph’s pipe stress analysis software CAESAR II®. This eliminates redundant work processes and improves the quality of pipe stress and fluid flow analysis for existing CAESAR II users. We believe that offering these solutions together will improve the efficiency of our clients' engineering analysis.
IB: What about other benefits when using BOSfluids?
PVDW: In addition to improving efficiency, BOSfluids also enhances the quality and safety of operations. The software simplifies the way both static and transient flow analysis of gas and liquids in pipe systems are conducted. The software package analyses fluid transients and relates this information to the forces, pressures, flow rates and velocities experienced in the piping system with engineering accuracy.
BOSfluids also helps to manage engineering cost. Often, a pipe system has problems such as water hammers or pressure surges. These both can produce devastating forces on the pipe system and nozzles, making them fail – with BOSfluids this can be avoided as the software predicts and analyses the problems before they escalate into breaking the system.
IB: That sounds great! Are there any specific benefits of using both CAESAR II and BOSfluids?
NB: Actually, one of our existing clients is already using both CAESAR II and BOSfluids. Mr. Bennie Buys from Axis Mechanical Engineering described his user experience with the following: “The smooth interaction between BOSfluids and CAESAR II has enabled us to avoid redundant work and increase productivity, as the 3D models created in CAESAR II can be easily used in BOSfluids.”
IB: Where can companies find more information about BOSfluids, CAESAR II, or the reseller agreement?
PVDW: More information about BOSfluids can be found on the DRG website. For CAESAR II, interested individuals can visit the Intergraph website. More information about the reseller agreement can be found on the related press release.
Niels Bos is Partner at Dynaflow Research Group.
Peter van der Weijde is Vice President for CADWorx & Analysis in Europe and Northern Africa.