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PO Box 610, Morley WA 6943
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Perth, Australia
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Helix PumpManager


HELIX delta-Q PumpManager for windows provides a useful tool for engineers to quickly and easily optimise pump selections and single pipe system design. You can calculate friction losses in pipes and fittings for Liquids as well as Slurries. Retrieve the data from user accessible databases for Liquids and Slurries, Pipes and Fittings, Pumps and Motors and then display and print the system head curve or table of losses. The Pump search facility will list all pumps from a range that can meet the duty point. Select one or more pumps, view the performance curves and merge the curves onto the system head curve.

The program will automatically calculate the correct impeller diameter or speed and display the viscosity correction factors. Context sensitive on screen Help will guide you through the operating procedures and provide definitions and the formulae used in the calculations. This means that wherever you are in the program and need Help, press F 1 and help relating to that topic will be displayed. Produce customised pump selections and reports using Windows. delta-Q will save you time and assist you in reducing capital, operating and maintenance costs.

Additional Quick Calculations for:

  • Quick Head Calculation
  • Velocity Calculations
  • Reynolds Number Calculation
  • Absorbed Power Calculation
  • Operating Cost Calculation
  • Pipe Support Spacing
  • Thrust on Pipe Bends
  • Water Hammer Calculations
  • Orifice Sizing
  • NPSH Calculations


The friction loss calculations are performed using the Darcy Weisbach and Colebrooke-White formula which provides the most accurate results, including viscous liquids. Select the Liquid or Slurry from the database or manually input the details, then retrieve the Pipe and Fittings that are included in the system. Enter the system or duty flow rate and instantly view the Table of Losses or System Head Curve. Multiple pipe diameters and types can be included in a compound pipe system as well as specifying different flow rates for each section of pipe.

System Head Curve can also be displayed and printed with the option of entering a minimum and maximum static head condition. The pump performance curves can also be merged onto the system head curve.

Pipe Longsection provides the user with a graphic longsection display of the system indicating the lengths and elevations of each section of pipe.

Hydraulic Gradient of the system displays the actual and allowable pressure in each section of piping. This will clearly indicate if the actual pressure exceeds the pressure rating for the Class of pipe used. In addition a Warning will also appear on the Pipe Details printout.


Databases provide the essential facility of easily retrieving Liquid, Pipe, Fitting or Pump details for use in your calculations and also store an invaluable library of information that you can add to or edit to meet your own specifications and requirements.

delta-Q is provided with user accessible databases for:


The databases are each provided with maintenance menu options such as Add, Edit, Delete, Copy, Display and Print as well as a Price Factoring facility where applicable. The databases can be password protected to prevent unauthorised entry, alterations and deletions.

The Pump Database enables you to easily enter pump range descriptions and models in each range. Information such as suction and discharge diameters, flange details, maximum casing pressure, shaft diameter, mass and price is included in the databases. Performance curves can then be entered for each model by impeller diameter or speed by selecting a 3 or 10 point option. The performance curves can then be retrieved and displayed with the duty point marked or merged onto the system head curve.



Selection of the correct pump and electric motor forms a critical aspect of an overall design and ensures that process design standards are met coupled with optimum efficiency and lowest operating cost.

delta-Q provides a number of unique features enabling you to quickly and easily choose and view the performance curves of the most suitable pump from a range. Simply enter the duty point and select from the following options:

Pump Search will find and list all models from a range capable of meeting the duty point and table them in order of highest efficiency. Display and print the performance curves against the duty point or system head curve for one or more of the models.

Manual Selection enables you to select a particular model from the range and view the performance curves alone or merge with the system head curve.

Selection Criteria allows you to flag essential pump specifications such as maximum impeller diameter or tip speed, minimum discharge velocity, maximum solid size and other criteria. This ensures that the pumps selected meet your requirements.

Multiple Pumps provides you with the option of specifying the number of pumps in series or in parallel to meet the duty point. Select the pumps from the range, which can be a combination of different models, specify the quantity of each and view the combined performance curves against the duty point or system head curve.

Correction Factors for viscous liquids are automatically applied to the selection and the calculated CE, CQ, and CH values displayed. A manual over-ride is provided should you want to alter the correction factors. In addition the correct impeller diameter or speed to meet the duty point will be calculated for each pump selected.

Select Motor will display the absorbed and maximum run-out power of the pump and provide you with the option of specifying a safety factor and then selecting the motor in accordance with the absorbed power or maximum impeller run-out power. The motor will then be retrieved from the database displaying the power, frame and shaft size.



A number of useful general calculations can quickly and easily be performed and printed by choosing from the following;

  • Head Calculation (Quick)
  • Velocity Calculation
  • Reynolds Number Calculation
  • Absorbed Power Calculation
  • Operating Cost Calculation
  • Pipe Support Spacing
  • Thrust on Pipe Bends
  • Water Hammer
  • Orifice Sizing

  • Time to Empty Vessel
  • NPSH Calculation

These General calculations will save you time and ease you through the design process!



HELIX PumpManager for windows is a unique and essential sales tool for the selection and quotation of Pumps and ancillary equipment. You have all the functions and features of the HELIX edit-Q Pump and Pipe Flow Analysis program and you also have pricing and quotation facilities, a customer database and quotation summary reports. Calculations, pump selections and quotations can be produced and printed in minutes, saving you time and improving your response to customer enquiries.

Pricing Module

The pricing module allows you to enter descriptions , part numbers and prices for each pump model in a range including optional items such as baseplates, couplings, guards or any other details such as special materials of construction, testing, painting and transport. You can even enter the spare part prices and descriptions. Flag the pump and any other component as standard and they will automatically appear in your quotation. The optional items can be added to the quotation by simply clicking on the item. The pricing section provides options for Adding, Editing, Deleting and even a price factoring facility that means that all prices can be increased or decreased by a percentage.

Customer Database

The customer database allows you to enter customer names and addresses that are easily retrieved by name or account number for use in your quotation. You can also store other useful information such as the delivery address, telephone/fax numbers, contact persons, terms, discounts and a remarks section where any other information can be entered. Menu options include Search, Add, Edit, Delete, Display and Print.


Once you have completed the calculations for friction losses or entered the duty point and selected the correct pump using the Pump Search facility you can quickly and easily produce a quotation. Click on the Prices button and the standard items you have flagged are displayed together with the optional items. Simply click on the additional components to be included in your quotation, enter the quantity and press Add. At this point you can edit the prices and descriptions if required. You can then display the pump selection and quotation, then select the motor, based on either the absorbed power or maximum impeller run-out power plus a safety factor of your choice. Enter the terms and condition, retrieve the customer address using the search facility and your quotation is ready for printing. Save your quotation to any nominated drive for record purposes and at the same time your quotation will automatically be stored into the quotation summary file.


delta-Q is a simple to use menu driven package with prompted questionnaire input routines and dialogue boxes. Context sensitive On Screen Help is provided for all the functions and operating procedures including definitions and the formulae used in the calculations. This means that wherever you are in the program and need help, press F 1 and help relating to that particular topic will be displayed. A comprehensive Instruction Manual is also supplied.

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