Online Tools Heat transfer fluid comparisons can be obtained online with Paracalc software from Paratherm Corp., West Conshohocken, PA. By entering temperature and flow rates in an online form and then selecting either a heat transfer fluid or plain water, you have instant access to a spreadsheet reporting pressure drop, heat transfer coefficient and Reynolds number across a range of flow rates and fluid velocities. The free service does not require downloading. Online software: www.paratherm.com/paracalc.asp A free injection molding part cost calculator has been released by IDES Inc., a plastic materials information management company in Laramie, WY. CostMate determines the amount of material required for a job given scrap, reject and regrind requirements. Online software: www.ides.com/costmate Armstrong International Inc., Three Rivers, MI, is offering SteamStar software to track, measure and manage steam trap population 24/7 via the Internet. SteamStar analyzes data and provides users with real-time reports of steam trap failure and other performance measurements. Information: www.armstrong-intl.com
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Heat transfer fluid comparisons can be obtained online with Paracalc software from Paratherm Corp., West Conshohocken, PA.