The computer program
HLOSS is a simple DOS program owned and developed by ACADS-BSG. It is used
for calculating the heat loss from or heat gain to bare or insulated pipes.
- The program is
fully interactive with all input items entered directly on screen.
- The program only
caters for straight lengths of pipe and does not include for heat loss/gain
from fittings such as bends, valves, etc.
- Internal diameters
for pipes are stored in a file accessed by the program such that the
user only needs to enter the pipe material and nominal pipe size.
- The program comes
with a range of pipe materials including steel, copper and UPVC to Australia
Standards already entered in this file. Pipe diameters for other pipe
materials can easily be entered by editing this file.
- The user can optionally
enter an internal pipe diameter directly.
- Help panels are
available for most items giving a more detailed description of the selected
item and a range of typical values for various fluids. These help panels
are stored in a file that can be edited or added to by the user.
- The program calculates
the heat loss or gain for a single pipe size or all pipe sizes for the
pipe material selected.