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Audytor C.O., version 3.6

In this section, you will find all the data you will need for your further work. Show your customers how the Kisan systems work and why Kisan Comfort has brought about a revolution in the heating market. Learn necessary technical details.

Audytor C.O., version 3.6

Company versions of the software are fully functional but they contain the catalogues of the pipes and/or devices manufactured by a given company and additional items selected from a full-range catalogue.

 
Kisan C.O. 3.6

Company version of the “Kisan C.O., version 3.6” software. Installation file: setupco.exe. Once the file has been downloaded, it should be run to install the application.

 

Overall description of the software

The  Audytor C.O., version  3.6 provides graphical support for designing new central heating systems and regulating the existing ones (e.g. in thermally insulated buildings). This software also enables the user to design pipeworks in chilled water systems.

Design of a central heating system must meet the following criteria:

  • Pump system
  • Pipe layouts: two-pipe layout, single-pipe layout or mixed  layout
  • Heating or cooling medium: water, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol
  • Up feed system, down feed system, systems with horizontally distributed pipes, manifold systems
  • Convection radiators
  • Floor radiators
  • Wall radiators
  • Automatic air relief valves (no venting network is allowed)
  • Ordinary or thermostatic radiator valves
  • Initial regulation by means of preset valves or orifices
  • Pressure difference stabilization by means of damping stabilizers
  • Possibility of using flow controllers

The application’s catalogue database includes information on pipes, plumbing fixtures and radiators manufactured by the leading domestic and foreign companies. Its high flexibility enables the user to employ, at the same time and in one design, pipes, plumbing fixtures and radiators from various companies.

The “Audytor C.O.”  software enables design of very large heating systems (up to about 4000 radiators).

The application allows the user to make full hydraulic calculations of heating systems. As part of such calculations this software:

  • Selects pipe diameters.
  • Determines the hydraulic resistance of individual circuits taking into account gravity pressure resulting from cooling down water in pipes and heat emitters.
  • Gives the total pressure losses in the system.
  • Reduces excessive pressures in circuits by selecting the initial setpoints of double controlled valves or by selecting the opening diameters of damping orifices.
  • Takes into account the need for ensuring the appropriate hydraulic resistance of the section with heat emitter (Dpgmin).
  • Selects the setpoints of differential pressure controllers installed in locations chosen by the designer (riser base, system branch, etc.).
  • Automatically takes into account the requirements for thermostatic valve authorities (appropriate pressure drops in valves).
  • As part of thermal calculations, the software performs the following functions:
  • Determines the heat gains from the system pipes passing through individual rooms.
  • Calculates the heating medium cooling in pipes.
  • Calculates the required radiator sizes for the given heat power demand.
  • Selects appropriate flow rates of the heating medium flowing into the existing heat emitters taking into account its cooling in pipes and heat gains from pipes (the option of controlling the existing system, e.g. in thermally insulated buildings).
  • Takes into account the impact of water cooling in pipes on the values of gravity pressure in individual circuits and on the heat power of heat emitters.
  • Designs floor radiators.
  • Selects wall radiators.

Working with the application

Our software operates in the MS Windows™ environment which makes it user-friendly, while standard rules for working with applications specific to this environment, significantly facilitate software operation to persons familiar with the Windows system.
Many solutions employed in the application make work easier and efficient. The most important of them include:

  • Graphical processes of data input and result presentation on a developed view (see Figure. 1)
  • Enhanced context-sensitive help system recalling information on the software’s individual commands as well as hints on data being inputted
  • Windows environment allowing the user to view, at the same time, many types of data, results, etc.
  • Simple co-operation with a printer and plotter, print preview and plotting functions
  • Extensive error diagnostics and automatic troubleshooting function (both in tables and on developed views)
  • Fast access to catalogue data on pipes, radiators and plumbing fixtures

Data input

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Figure 1. Data inputted in a graphical form on a developed view

Data is inputted in a graphical form on the developed view (see Figure 1). Necessary information on the components being drawn is inputted in tables linked to the developed view. This enables the user to edit single pipes, radiators, plumbing fixtures and whole marked groups.

Each inputted component is connected with a system checking its correctness and a help system providing the user with information on the quantity being inputted or with the relevant catalogue data.

In order to streamline input data of data, the software is fitted with:

  • Capability of editing many system components at the same time,
  • Capability of using ready blocks,
  • Intelligent functions duplicating any parts of a drawing  horizontally (housing systems) and vertically (traditional vertical systems) including the renumbering of rooms and sections,
  • Capability of defining an unlimited number of the user’s own blocks consisting of any parts of a drawing,
  • Fast access to auxiliary information on the quantities being inputted,
  • System of pop-up buttons streamlining access to the most frequently used heating system components,
  • Function dynamically linking data from a drawing with data in the corresponding table,
  • System supporting connection of pipes, plumbing fixtures and other heating system components.


Editing data in a tabular form enables individual setting of parameters of many drawing components that are marked simultaneously. The dynamic linkage between the drawing and the data table makes the edited component highlighted on the developed view.

 

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Figure 2. Example of duplicating data on further levels

Delivered with the software, a library of standard drawing parts (blocks) such as riser-storeys, elements of apartment and manifold layouts allows the user to quickly create a developed view. Additionally, the user can define practically unlimited number of his/her own blocks including any parts of the drawing. Such blocks can be used in successive designs.
With the function duplicating any parts of the drawing it is possible e.g. to introduce a part of the system’s developed view for the whole storey (successive risers or apartment layouts) and then automatically generate developed views and data for the next storeys (see Figure 2).

Designing floor radiators

The software’s new versions are extended by a floor radiator design module. The module forms an integral part of the graphical system for designing central heating systems. The first stage of designing a floor radiator is to define the structure of the floor where a heating coil is located (see Figure 3). It is possible to create a whole catalogue of the most frequently used structures that can be used in successive designs.

The heat output of the floor radiator can initially be calculated immediately after its structure has been defined (see Figure 4).  It allows the user to evaluate the radiator’s approximate heat output, floor surface temperature and other parameters. The obtained results can be very helpful when designing radiators for specific rooms.

 

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Figure 3. Floor radiator structure

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Figure 4. Initial calculations of the floor radiator heat output

While adding floor radiators to the system’s developed view, it is enough to provide information on the type of radiator, the share of its power and the floor area intended for the radiator (see Figure 5). During the calculations, the software itself will assume the appropriate spacing of the heating coil pipes, determine the radiator’s actual area and the heating coil’s length.

With such solutions, designing central heating systems with floor radiators should not cause the user any serious trouble. Additionally, the software is equipped with a detailed system checking the radiators for structural correctness.

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Figure 5. System’s developed view with added floor radiator.

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Figure 6. Floor plan with added radiators

Drawing floor plans

A completely new function of the “Audytor C.O. 3.5“ software enables the user to mark calculation results on floor plans (Figure 6). To this end, you should draw a floor plan and then mark radiators, pipes and other system components on it.  When calculations are completed, the software will provide  radiator sizes and draw them in a relevant scale, will provide pipe diameters and valve settings. In case of simple shapes, the software also draws the heating coils of floor radiators.

If a designer has floor plan backgrounds drawn by applications creating WMF, DXF or DWG files (AutoCAD, CorelDRAW, MS Word, etc.) they can be loaded into the “Audytor C.O.” software. This allows close cooperation between the architect and the designer of the heating systems and contributes to a significant shortening of the design process.

Using the function loading WMF, DXF or DWG files into the software, any drawings, texts and tables, created by other applications working in the MS Windows environment can be placed in both the developed views and floor plans.

Checking data and calculation results

When inputting the data, a data validity check is made by the software on an ongoing basis. This significantly reduces the number of errors. A full data check for correctness is made during the calculation process.

As a result of the data and result checks, a list of identified errors is generated. The list contains information on the error type and its location. Extensive error diagnostics enables the designer to fully assess the design quality.

The application is equipped with a mechanism for a quick search of the error location (the table, line and column with erroneous data is automatically found and the wrong component is indicated in the developed view).

Calculation results

The calculation results are presented in both tabular and graphical forms (see Figure 7). The format of individual system component labels can freely be modified (the selection of displayed values, colours, font sizes, etc.).

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Figure 7. Calculation results in tabular and graphical forms

Also, the contents of all tables can be formatted (the selection of displayed columns, lines, font size, etc.) and sorted according to any key.

Calculation results can be plotted or printed. A user can choose the drawing scale and use the drawing preview to see how the developed view will be drawn on paper. If the drawing does not fit on a single sheet, the application draws the developed view in successive parts, which can be glued together into one picture. Thus, using even the simplest A4 printer, large drawings can be obtained.

The application is also capable of saving drawings in DXF or DWG formats. The saved drawings can be later loaded into, e.g. the Auto CAD application. A drawing in a DXF or DWG format is divided into layers and the typical components of the system are recorded in a form of blocks.
The tables with calculation results can be either printed or exported to other applications working in the Windows environment (e.g. worksheet, text editor, etc.). The printout preview option enables the user to view the pages before they are printed on paper.

Catalogue data

Catalogue data of the following companies is provided in the current version of the software:

Radiators

Plumbing fixtures

ALG

ACTARIS

ALPLAST

APATOR

BOKI

BALLOREX,

BROTJE

BELIMO

BRUGMAN

BROEN

BUDERUS

CLORIUS

CETRA

COMAP

CHAPEE

DANFOSS

CONVECTOR

ESBE

COSMOCOMPACT

FRESE

DAGAT

HEIMEIER

DEKATHERM

HERZ

DELONGHI

HONEYWELL

ELECTROLUX

INFRACOR

ENIX

IPB

FAKORA

ISTA

FERROLI

JAFAR

FONDITAL

JAN K

GALANT

KAMSTRUP

GERHARD & RAUH

LANDIS&GYR

GORGIEL

MERA PNEFAL

GRZEJNIKI KRAJOWE

ORAS

HENRAD

OVENTROP

HM

POLO

Żeliwne członowe

SIEMENS

Rury ożebrowane i gładkie

SYR

IMP KLIMA

RWC

INSTALPROJEKT

TECHEM

JAGA

TOUR & ANDERSON

JUWENT

VALVEX

KERMI

WITA

KORAD

 

KORADO

 

MIKA PLUS

 

MINIB

 

MONKIEWICZ

 

NOVA FLORIDA

 

PIAST

 

PURMO

 

PURMO RATEC

 

PURMO PLAN

 

RADEL

 

RADSON

 

REGULUS

 

RETTIG

 

RIOPANEL

 

SCHAFER

 

STARMEX

 

STAR PIPE

 

STELRAD/IDEAL

 

¦WITA

 

TERMA

 

TERMA TECHNOLOGIE

 

TERMATRADE

 

TERMOTEKNIK

 

VASCO

 

VERANO

 

VIESSMANN

 

VNH

 

WAT

 

ZEHNDER

 

 

The software’s catalogues are gradually supplemented. Companies and individual users of the software are requested to send us the catalogue data on devices which you would like to find in the successively upgraded versions of the software.