We have added the steam heat exchanger to our loop. The mathematical modelling for the choke on the heat exchanger and it’s interaction with the existing flow-pressure-temperature model created several instability issues with our loop calculations, which have finally been fixed.

Heater/Steam Exchanger

Heater/Steam Exchanger

In addition, we are including a few other features in the next update to be released soon:

  • Updated Temperature model to better represent temperature changes through the loop
  • Fault feedback – explosions and leaks on over-pressured pipes.
  • Updated the project to Unity 5, which will allow us to improve our workflows, improve graphics and workflows and bring future updates to you faster

We are also working on a “Training Engine” which will allow us to gear the simulator towards training applications. The Engine will define tasks for the user, monitor the user as they perform these task. The engine gives feedback and checks timing and correct sequencing of user actions along the way, and calculates scores which are uploaded to a web-accessible database. The training engine is a complex piece of software and the integration and developing the correct rules for it might take some time, but many of you have asked for the feature, and we are happy to develop it, though the release will not be available until later this year.

To thank you for your patience, for the next month, or until the next update is released, we are reducing the price of the software to only 33 $US.