GT PRO automates the process of designing a combined cycle or gas turbine cogeneration plant. GT PRO is particularly effective for creating new designs and finding their optimal configuration and design parameters. The user inputs design criteria and assumptions and the program computes heat and mass balance, system performance, and component sizing. The scope and level of detail in GT PRO has been continuously growing since 1988, to the point that the 2008 version has over 3000 user-adjustable inputs. Most key inputs are automatically created by intelligent design procedures that help the user identify the best design with minimal time and effort, while allowing the flexibility to make any changes or adjustments.
STEAM PRO automates the process of designing a conventional (Rankine cycle) steam power plant. It is particularly effective for creating new plant designs and finding their optimal configuration and design parameters. The user inputs design criteria and assumptions and the program computes heat and mass balance, system performance, and component sizing. The scope and level of detail in STEAM PRO has been continuously growing since 1990, to the point that the 2008 version has over 1800 user-adjustable inputs. Most key inputs are automatically created by intelligent design procedures that help the user identify the best design with minimal time and effort, while preserving the flexibility to make any changes or adjustments.
STEAM PRO allows creation of steam plant design point heat balances, complete with outputs for plant hardware description and preliminary engineering details. The variety of steam plant configurations is virtually endless. From back pressure units with gas fired boilers without feedwater heaters, to oil-fired boilers feeding straight condensing turbines with a small number of heaters, to coal fired PC boilers, or CFBs feeding single reheat turbines with seven or eight heaters, to supercritical double reheat plants of the largest variety, each with any sort of cooling system, are all easily accommodated in STEAM PRO
PEACE is a module that is licensed separately, but works seamlessly within Thermoflow’s main heat balance programs. Its functionality within GT PRO & GT MASTER is comprehensive, proven and mature. Its functionality within STEAM PRO is focused on roughly thirty-five components, covering heat recovery boilers, feedwater heaters, wet condensers, cooling towers, air-cooled condensers, piping, pumps, and others used to model balance-of-plant components and sub-systems
When used within GT PRO or GT MASTER, PEACE provides additional inputs to automate the preliminary engineering and cost estimation of each plant, as designed in GT PRO, or as modified in GT MASTER. The logical cost functions for all equipment and balance-of-plant are derived from the detailed hardware specifications, so that any design change is immediately reflected in corresponding changes in both performance and cost. This greatly facilitates the techno-economic optimization of major equipment, such as boilers, steam turbines, condensers, or cooling towers; as well as plant subsystems, such as piping, pumps, and gas turbine inlet chillers
Microsoft Project is a project management software program which is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads. Project creates budgets based on assignment work and resource rates. As resources are assigned to tasks and assignment work estimated, the program calculates the cost, equal to the work times the rate, which rolls up to the task level and then to any summary tasks and finally to the project level. The application creates critical path schedules, and critical chain and event chain methodology third-party add-ons also are available. Schedules can be resource leveled, and chains are visualized in a Gantt chart. Additionally, MS Project can recognize different classes of users. These different classes of users can have differing access levels to projects, views, and other data. Custom objects such as calendars, views, tables, filters, and fields are stored in an enterprise global which is shared by all users.
PVsyst is the dedicated software designed to be used by engineers, architects and researchers. It can provide very useful information for developing solar PV projects. It can presents results in form of a full report, specific graphs and tables, and data to be exported to other software.