Although it probably didn’t cross your mind, sewer systems are incredibly complex and are the main reason our cities are clean, or at least not covered in dumps. Pipes of different materials need to be used in order to sustain heavy pressure, and sewers aren’t the only installations that rely on a well-built web of pipes. In this regard, AioFlo comes as a means of calculating different specifications of either liquid or gas.
When it comes to aesthetics, there wasn’t much thought put into it in the development process. This doesn’t make it look bad, but the interface is built on the basic Window layout that everyone’s familiar with, making accommodation rather quick. All functions are in plain sight, with several descriptions to help you out.
Since this type of work is heavily based on precision, the application comes with its own units manager. It lets you select from S.I. and Metric, with up to three fully customizable slots. A default one can be set for startup, and there’s also an option to only use a specific system in your current design.
If you’re using all the calculus for personal work, then the main window has to suffice. On the other hand, the header editor lets you write down data for a bigger project, with fields for revision number, client, project number, plant, and more.
There are six different calculation types you can initiate. With them, you can measure pressure drop from diameter and flowrate, velocity from diameter and flowrate, diameter from pressure drop and flowrate, and more.
To get the right results, input data fields need to accurately be filled in. Next to each field there’s a drop-down menu to choose measurement unit quantum. In addition, you must remember to select the fluid state, flowrate, as well as viscosity.
You don’t have to press anything to get results, with calculus being done in real time. The only disappointing factor is you can only export by printing, because saving only offers the possibility to save under the application’s own format and nothing more.
Bottom line is that AioFlo might seem like a small calculator, but it does manage to pack enough variety so you can quickly get calculus for different liquid states and under a lot of conditions. Accuracy is a key feature, with various info taken into account, but it’s best to install a virtual printer if you want the output on file.