Computer based training programme for ALCAP systems

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  • cost analysis feature added to popula RO system design software

    Version 6.1 of RoPro 6 For Windows software has been released by Fluid Sys- tems The new, 3-diskette upgrade features expanded capabilities, new products, and important updates for reverse osmosis (RO) sys- tem design.

    The most significant new feature is a compre- hensive cost analysis func- tion - CostPro. CostPro helps users optimize sys- tem design from a cost viewpoint, plus make cost comparisons between two

    separate designs. RoPro v. 6.1 includes all

    of Fluid Systems newest membrane elements like the TFC-ULP, Magnum, and TFC Premium ele- ments, plus the Spiral Com- posite small element product line. It also updates previous RoPro prediction equations with important new information.

    RoPro 6 For Windows was originally released in 1995 and features full-col- our graphics and online help to quickly and easilv

    walk users through RO sys- tem design. It offers design calculations for both single- and two-pass systems, con- centrate recycle and permeate back pressure. Users are able to define constituents in the feed ana- lysis, and produce pro-

    jected system performance graphs and on-screen and printable flow diagrams.

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    A new computer-based training programme for ALCAP oil treatment systems has been launched by Alfa Laval. It has been designed in a user-friendly way to help power station operatives understand the theory of ALCAP systems.

    ALCAP separators are ide- ally suited to applications where the density and visc- osity of the oil varies con: tinuously. Unlike ordinary separators they can accept oils of densities up to 1010 kg/m3 at 15C and visc- osity up to 700 cSt/SOC without the need for manual adjustment. This greatly im- proves separator perfor- mance and reduces operation and maintenance costs. People completing the ALCAP training pro- gramme will be able to operate confidently all types of ALCAP systems.

    The programme runs on Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 and is stored on a CD-ROM using multimedia techni- ques including animations, short video sequences, sound and text. The pro- gramme covers several ba- sic sections: the ALCAP separation system; ALCAP fuel oil; ALCAP for lube oil; and monitoring and control.

    The user works interac- tively through a series of well-illustrated questions, with the answers adjusted to their knowledge level. The entire course takes about one day to complete, after which the users per- formance can be assessed. If satisfactory, the user can send the disk to Alfa Lavals head office for an official certificate to be issued. Si- milar software training pro- grammes for other Alfa Lava1 systems, such as heat transfer, are planned.

    Alfa Lava1 Ltd, 7 Doman Road, Camberley, Surrey GUI5 3DN, UK. Tel: -I- 44 1276 473666; fax: +44 1276 413650.