Last week I introduced a Remote Area Analyzer that evaluates remote area size and shape.
This week could possibly be the biggest and best expansion of any tool created thus far. I'm thrilled to present a beta version of our Sprinkler Estimator tool.
With a few default adjustments, you can quickly get a remote area's pressure and flow demand, remote area shape, and have a live schematic of the calculation that updates without a need for "re-running" the calculation.
For a long time now I've wanted a tool where I could quickly estimate pipe sizes and a remote area's demands before I started laying out the system so that I could be as efficient in my design workflow as possible. What typically takes me 30 minutes to a couple hours can now be gathered in less than 30 seconds.
Another fun application? Want to see what effect k-factors have on your calculation? What about long sprigs? Or what about pipe schedule changes? Wet versus dry systems? What about a consistent branch size versus changing pipe diameters? With this tool you can adjust parameters with just a click and see the live impact it has on your calculation.
I'm really not trying to hard sell this one, I've just had my morning coffee and I'm thrilled to have you give it a try. It's been something I've thought about and developed piece by piece for a couple years now.
The best way to experience it is with the downloadable version of the Toolkit. You can download the latest full version here. The downloadable version has a split-screen that shows the live preview and live calculated results while also allowing you to adjust parameters... no scrolling required.
Click here to give it a try on our cloud version, and shoot me an email at email@example.com if you have any feedback or suggestions.
Thanks and I hope you have a great week!
6/16/2020 11:18:18 am
Sounds great. Send me some information.
6/16/2020 11:20:24 am
Hi Jason! You can give it a spin here:
7/8/2020 09:42:21 am
Sounds great. Could you send me the Beta version? When will the full version be available?
7/8/2020 04:38:57 pm
Hi Jason - yeah you can access it right now here - just go to this link: https://www.meyerfire.com/remotearea.html
6/16/2020 02:55:14 pm
6/17/2020 07:23:00 am
Hi Michal! Thanks for asking - not yet. I'm going to finish out this tool with elevation, underground & main losses, then flip and allow the whole process in metric units as well. Shouldn't be too far from making that happen.
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Joe Meyer, PE, is a Fire Protection Engineer out of St. Louis, Missouri who writes & develops resources for Fire Protection Professionals. See bio here: About