Engineered Software provides software grant to HCCS/SPED for green piping design training

LACEY, WA, Jan. 8, 2010 -- Engineered Software announced their support of Houston Community College System and Society of Piping Engineers and Designers' new Green Piping Design training program, providing a grant worth $25,000 for use of their flagship PIPE-FLO software program...

Jan 8th, 2010

LACEY, WA, Jan. 8, 2010 -- Engineered Software Inc. today announced their support of Houston Community College System (HCCS) and Society of Piping Engineers and Designers' (SPED) new Green Piping Design training program, providing a grant worth $25,000 for use of their flagship PIPE-FLO® software program. "Green Piping" refers to the designing of pipe networks to minimize, in part, their energy costs. In this new training program, Engineered Software's PIPE FLO software will be used by piping designers to assess various design alternatives to select pipe sizes and routes that save energy and operational costs.

The training is a new Green Process Piper Program at HCCS, in cooperation with the SPED, targeting unemployed and displaced piping designers. Although usually analyzed by engineers, the availability of low cost tools means technicians can now perform much of the same work.

"With powerful analysis tools such as PIPE FLO," says Ray Hardee, P.E., CEO and Chief Engineer at Engineered Software Inc., "piping designers can analyze the total piping networks as they are laid out in the plant, and simulate possible changes or modifications to the system. This almost always leads to savings in operational design and an increase in total piping system efficiency."

SPED is working with HCCS on the Green Process Piper Program. The program is funded by the US American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 administered by the Houston-Galveston Area Council. The program will train lower level piping designers on the now essential skills of assessing piping systems for energy consumption and all around system efficiency.

"This is a new, more advanced level of skill we are giving these pipers," said William G. Beazley, SPED Executive Director. "Signs of increasing demand for efficiency in process and power plants are everywhere. The best prepared will be the first hired, when spending surges."

PIPE FLO is a leading engineering tool for analyzing flow and sizing of pipe and pump in fluid flow networks. These networks are found in process, municipal and power plants.

About Engineered Software Inc.
Founded in 1982, Engineered Software Inc. has created products that are known worldwide for high end-user satisfaction rates. The company has two award-winning product lines -- PIPE-FLO and PUMP-FLO Solutions. Recognized as the best in the industry, the programs' interface was developed and refined based on over 25 years of customer feedback. Engineered Software is also the creator of Flow of Fluids Premium software, and holds an agreement with Crane Valve North America to produce, market and sell their Technical Paper, TP410. Engineered Software Inc. has more than 5,500 clients worldwide across a variety of industries including aerospace and defense, chemical processing, engineering design and consulting, food and beverage, oil and petrochemical, mining and metals, pharmaceutical, power generation, pulp and paper, waste water collection and treatment and education.

About Piping Engineers and Piping Designers (SPED)
Originally established in 1980 as an educational technical society for Piping Engineers and Piping Designers by the University of Houston-Downtown and piping professionals. SPED is an international society founded to promote excellence and quality in the practice of piping engineering and design. SPED emphasizes education and training to advance the employability and competitiveness if its members.

For more information on the advance training in Houston, contact: Amy Voss-Foster, SPED, 832-286-3404, spedadmin@spedweb.com, www.spedweb.com

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