There are 4 types of Simulations...
- Supply side calculated flow
- Demand side calculated flow
- System inc. flow control
- System measured flow
Each Simulation type has a dedicated icon which is referenced throughout Simulation Wizard as well as any corresponding Simulation Report PDF outputs (discussed elsewhere).
The following icons are taken from the Simulation Wizard - Landing page and include 'quantity' of Simulations selection. Within a Simulation collection, users can produce multiple Simulations and of different types. If a given Simulation type is unavailable, it is either because the appropriate data loggers were not present (e.g. if no flow logger is present then the System measured flow Simulation type will be grayed out) or the Simulation is not linked to a compressed air audit.
Supply side calculated flow:
This Simulation type focuses on compressed air generation.
System inc. flow control:
This Simulation type provisions for the addition of a flow control device where compressed air generation equipment is typically installed in groups either side of a flow control device with a 'base' pressure target used for equipment downstream of the flow control device and a 'trim' pressure target used for equipment upstream of the flow control device.
System measured flow:
This Simulation type substitutes calculated flow (calculated flow is derived from the respective 'compressor tables') for measured flow which is derived from one or a group of flow sensors.
This Simulation type is only available for Simulations that are linked to a compressed air audit!
Demand side calculated flow:
Demand side calculated flow focuses on compressed air 'process' demand. Process demand is derived by taking into account 'System volume' (a value configured in Audit Wizard when a site and energy profile was established) and System pressure characteristics.
This Simulation type is only available for Simulations that are linked to a compressed air audit and where 'System pressure' was logged!