Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Overview of FloWorks Library Objects

Overview of FloWorks Library Objects

FloWorks objects

These objects are added to the library by the FloWorks module, a 3rd party module developed and maintained by Talumis BV. These objects provide faster and more accurate modelling and calculation of fluid systems than the default FlexSim fluid library.

Name and IconDescription
Flow Control
See the Flow Control reference page for more information.
Flow Source
The flow source creates fluid material for a model, similar to a source. The source continuously generates flow unless its output is blocked. See the Flow Source reference page for more information.
Flow Sink
The flow sink continuously removes fluid materials from the model at a given rate, unless its input is blocked. See the Flow Sink reference page for more information.
Flow Tank, Flow Polygon Tank, Flow Pile
The flow tank is the main content storing object in FloWorks. Its appearance is configurable, but two predefined visualizations in the form of a square tank and a conical pile are available. See the Flow Tanks reference page for more information.
Flow Blender
Merges flows from multiple sources, adjusting all flows as necessary to maintain a fixed ratio in the incoming flow rates. See the Flow Blender reference page for more information.
Flow Splitter
Splits a flow to multiple sources, adjusting all flows as necessary to maintain a fixed ratio in the outgoing flow rates. See the Flow Splitter reference page for more information.
Flow Pump, Flow Valve
The flow pump and flow valve are mostly used to control flow rates and may be included in a model to realistically modelling your system. See the Flow Pump and Valve reference page for more information.
Flow Mixer
The flow mixer collects ingredients from multiple input sources, then mixes them into a final product and releases that product. See the Flow Mixer reference page for more information.
Flow Pipe
The flow pipe can contain various consecutive batches of products that are pushed out by entering material. See the Flow Pipe reference page for more information.
(Mass) Flow Conveyor
The flow conveyor is a non-accumulating flow conveyor that will block when the output is restricted. The massflow conveyor is its accumulating cousin. See the Flow Conveyors reference page for more information.
Flow To Item
The flow to item object converts incoming flow into flow items that it sends downstream to a fixed resource. See the Flow To Item reference page for more information.
Item To Flow
The item to flow receives flow items and converts them to fluid material that is released as if coming from a flow tank. See the Item To Flow reference page for more information.
Loading Arm
The loading arm controls loading of compartments on a flow task executer, modelling for example (un)loading vessels or trucks from a fixed tank. See the Loading Arm reference page for more information.

These following objects are not flow objects themselves, but are used to interact with FloWorks objects.

Shared Resource
The shared resource represents a constraint across multiple otherwise disjoint flow networks, for example an incinerator required by two separate production lines. See the Shared Resource reference page for more information.
Multi-compartment Loading Controller
The multi-compartment loading controller ties together several loading arms to provide simultaneous (or consecutive) loading of more than one tank on a vessel or truck. See the Multi-Compartment Loading Controller reference page for more information.
Loading Point, Berth
The loading point provides a docking station for trucks to load. It is usually used in combination with a loading arm. The berth is a variation - mostly visual - tailored for vessels. See the Loading Point reference page for more information.