Welcome back, Jon Okada!

PFR is excited to welcome Jon Okada back to the team! As Director of Product Management, Jon will enable us to serve and support our valued customer base more effectively while also exploring opportunities to improve the user experience and augment PFR’s software capabilities.

Great to have you back, Jon!

PFR Releases REFORM-3PC Version 8.0.3

On July 6, 2021, PFR Engineering released REFORM-3PC v8.0.3. Following are some of the improvements made to REFORM-3PC:

  1. Added the ability to change the units (‘US/English’ or ‘International’) of an entire model.
  2. Expanded the radiation calculation correlation range of tube Pitch/Diameter ratios to include values greater than 4.0, and improved the circumferential temperature calculation for single-fired tubes (Box and Circumferential-cylindrical fireboxes). Also improved the calculation of ‘Alpha’ for double-row tubes when Pitch/Diameter ratio is greater than 8.0.
  3. For multiple-fuel cases, allowed one of the fuels to contain no combustible components. This can be useful for modeling ‘tramp’ air leakage.
  4. Fixed a bug in the calculation of Flue Gas flow rate when there is O2 in the fuel.

If you would like additional information about REFORM-3PC v8.0.3 or any of the other PFR Engineering software products, please email us at query@pfrengineering.com

PFR Releases FRNC-5PC Version 9.5

On March 18, 2021, PFR Engineering released FRNC-5PC v9.5. Version 9.5 includes a number of enhancements, upgrades and new features. Following are some highlights:

  1. Added option to run a ‘Combustion-only” case, without needing to input unrelated items such as Firebox, Coils and Process data as in the past.
  2. Improved the ‘Inject H2O’ input dialog to help users specify the correct Steam Injection ENTHALPY. Before, it was confusing about how to specify the correct Enthalpy.
  3. Added utility to convert an entire input file from ‘US/English’ to ‘International’ units, and vice-versa.
  4. Added Therminol VP-1 (R) two-phase fluid to the built-in Property Grid library.

If you would like additional information about FRNC-5PC v9.5 or any of the other PFR Engineering software products, please email us at query@pfrengineering.com.