Infinite Flow Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

Is proud to announce that we have appointed as agents for KYpipe Pipe 2018 software for South Africa and the SADC region

KYpipe is the original Hydraulic Modelling Software.

With 45 years experience and software development,

and some of the top minds in the industry, offering backup and support.





Pipe 2018 offers modules for

Steady State analysis: KYPipe

KYPipe models water, petroleum, refined products, chemicals, refrigerants, low pressure sewer systems and more. It can be used for selecting and sizing pipes, pumps, valves, tanks and other devices. Calibration tools and pump operation optimization features help ensure sound modeling.

Long Transmission Main Models: TranSurge

TranSurge, for transient modeling of long transmission mains. This product is a culmination of decades of real-world modeling experience of the software developers embedded into a brand new ultra-simplified version of the Pipe2018 graphical interface specifically geared towards transmission main modeling. This exceptionally streamlined version of Pipe2018: Surge software is expected to drastically reduce time and effort needed for building flawless transmission main models and designing efficient surge protection systems.

Surge and waterhammer: surge

Surge is state-of-the-art transient analysis software. Surge provides an advanced graphical interface and allows an easy transition between steady-state and transient flow modeling. More than 40 years of extensive development brings an integrated surge analysis program that includes numerous advanced features and produces astonishingly fast analysis. Surge has been extensively tested and verified. It has been widely used by various industries, including applications at nuclear facilities. Several thousand software packages have been supplied to engineers worldwide.

Transient (surge) protection and analysis is crucial to the success of a hydraulic distribution system. Surge analysis should be included in the design phase to ensure the safety and the long- and short-term reliability of the system.

Gas Analysis: GAS

Gas analyzes steady, one-dimensional, isothermal flow for ideal and  non-ideal variable density gases. The model includes the ability to account for temperature variations, ideal natural gas distribution and landfill gas collection.  It is also useful for determining the effects of demand or load changes. Pipe2018: Gas can accommodate large networks, looped systems and multiple supply and load points.  Several scenarios may be set up in a single model, such as load changes and open/closed valves.


Steam Analysis: STEAM

Pipe2018: Steam analyzes the steady state flows and pressures in steam distribution networks. Flows are steady, one-dimensional, and saturated. Pipe2018: SuperSteam is an advanced version of Steam. SuperSteam was developed specifically for modeling distribution networks designed for superheated steam.
Pipe2018: Steam is useful for determining the effects of demand or load changes. It can accommodate large networks, looped systems, and multiple supply and load points. Several scenarios may be set up in a single model, such as load changes or open/closed valves.



SuperSteam includes all the capabilities of the original Steam model and can render complex steam distribution networks with multiple supply sources generating either super heated or saturated steam, multiple compressors, and pressure-reducing valves. SuperSteam employs data from the latest steam tables (IAPWS97) for various thermodynamic properties of the steam.

Pipe2018: SuperSteam Calculation Features Include:

  • Calculates heat loss for each pipe line based on flow and pressure drop across the pipe line, pipe heat transfer coefficient, etc.
  • Tracks saturated temperatures for all nodes and sets the temperatures to saturated temperatures if the calculations force them to go below saturated values.
  • Temperature at any node is equal to the volumetric average of the temperature of all the pipes feeding the node.
  • Steam loads may be input at junction nodes, which can be used to simulate condensation loss.
  • Incorporates a mass flow rate-based temperature mixing model.

Sprinkler System Analysis: GOFLOW

Developed for sprinkler system analysis with input from 2 major insurance companies. Includes automatic layouts, over 200 backflow preventers, pipe schedules from 3 different hazard classifications, supply plot, hydraulic summary, required capacity, remote area analysis and Early Suppression, Fast Response (ESFR).


The frequent need for loss control specialists to perform water supply evaluation and fire pump testing led to the development of the GoPlot engine. This engine quickly produces high quality water supply curves with or without fire pumps.GoPlot produces Fire Pump Test Plots and very high quality and comprehensive Fire Pump Reports. Many GoPlot features were incorporated in Pipe2018:GoFlow to simplify and speed up the process of carrying out and documenting these important tasks.

Storm Water Analysis: SWMM

Analyzes storm water and sanitary systems for pressure and partial flow scenarios using the latest EPA SWMM 5.0 engine.  SWMM is a “dynamic rainfall-runoff simulation model used for single event or long-term (continuous) simulation of runoff quantity and quality from primarily urban areas.” SWMM “operates on a collection of subcatchment areas that receive precipitation and generates runoff and pollutant loads . . . (and) transports this runoff through a system of pipes, channels, storage/treatment devices, pumps, and regulators.” Output includes “the quantity and quality of runoff . . . the flow rate, flow depth, and quality of water in each pipe and channel during a simulation period.” Click here for a list of supported devices.


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