US & Canada 1-800-786-8545 / International 1-360-292-4050

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Knowing how to use a tool effectively separates the skilled craftsman from the worker. PIPE-FLO Professional is easy to use, but like any comprehensive software tool, there are tools and tips that the basic tutorial cannot cover. There are program features that will save you loads of time while providing a clearer picture of how your piping system operates. In our FLO-Master Seminars, our instructors demonstrate a step-by-step approach to use with PIPE-FLO Professional on your next piping project.

After attending a FLO-Master Seminar, you will be able to take advantage of the latest program features, build your system models faster, and tackle the most complex fluid piping project. We also provide case studies, and demonstrate how you can use PIPE-FLO Professional to design a more efficient piping system.

The two-day seminar provides you with a detailed understanding of how piping systems operate. By simulating the interaction of pipelines, pumps, components and controls throughout the system, you will gain a greater knowledge of piping system devices and how they operate as a system.

With this course, you will receive a 200+ page full color course manual, a valuable future resource! This is the ONLY authorized guidebook available on PIPE-FLO and it contains so much more. Click on the image to see a preview of the chapters and topics covered in the FLO-Master Training Manual, and course. We've also included a chapter in the preview so you can see just what you will learn.

FLO-Master Seminars will help you:

  • Build a PIPE-FLO Professional model of your piping system in less time.
  • Understand fluid flow theory to gain an understanding of the total piping system.
  • Increase your proficiency in the use of PIPE-FLO Professional and become a valued resource to your company.
  • Spend less time learning how to use the software and more time evaluating piping projects.
  • Maximize the use of PIPE-FLO Professional's program features and increase your productivity.

General Information:

  • Course length is 2 days. First day: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Second day: 8:30 am to about 3:30 pm.
  • Individual computers provided for hands-on learning.
  • Lunch and refreshments are provided.
  • This training seminar qualifies for 15 Professional Development Hours (PDH) needed to meet the continuing education requirements for Professional Engineers in many states.
  • TechNet Plus Subscribers receive a $200 discount on their registration!

NOTE: FLO-Master Training cannot be purchased online. To register for a FLO-Master Seminar you must order directly from us, for more information please call (800) 786-8545, fax (360) 412-0672 or email

Class Outline

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The objective of FLO-Master seminars is to provide the skills needed to effectively utilize PIPE-FLO Professional analysis software. Our emphasis is on demonstrating a step-by-step approach that will enable you to design, analyze, and troubleshoot fluid piping systems. Each attendee has use of a computer to gain hands-on experience in using PIPE-FLO Professional (expanded version of Flow of Fluids software) to model a variety of typical piping system.


PIPE-FLO Introduction
Course Objectives
PIPE-FLO Introduction
Program Interface
System Devices

Building a Model
Initiating a System
Fluid Zones
Pipe Specifications
Draw the System
Enter Design Data
Improve Presentation Value

Calculate the Model
Evaluate Results
Using Graphs
Using Reports

Validation & Operating Scenarios
Validate Model
Creating / Copying Lineups
Evaluate Minimum Flow Recirculation Orifice
Evaluate Varying Operating & Equipment Conditions
Failure Analysis
Changing Fluid Properties

System Modifications
Duplex Strainer Tie-In
Resize Pipes
Resize Strainer
Resize Pump
Size Control Valve
Dedicated Pump Option
Pump Selection
Size Control Valve

Using Datalink
Create ODBC Database
Query Database from Excel
Use Database to Calculate Pipe Weight
Install Datalink DLQ Add-In
Use Datalink to Calculate Operating Costs

Engineering Data Tables
Downloadable Data Tables
Table Manager
Customizing Pipe Tables
Customizing Valve and Fitting Tables
Fluid Tables
Custom Pipe Specifications

High Point with Siphon Effect
Modify System
Evaluate Messages
Install Control Valve at Tank
Install BPV at Tank
Install Balancing Orifice at Tank

Variable Speed Pump System
Primary / Secondary Systems
Expanding a System
Balancing After an Expansion
Pump Reconfiguration
Pipeline Reconfiguration

Compressible Gas System
Limits of Darcy-Weisbach
Review System & Lineups
Evaluate Messages
Compressibility Check Sheet
Update Model to Pass Compressibility Check
Choked Flow in Control Valve

Who Should Attend

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Is this training right for me?

FLO-Master Seminars are ideal for those using the PIPE-FLO Professional program to design, build, operate, and maintain fluid piping systems. For over eighteen years, professionals involved in piping projects have benefited from the FLO-Master Seminars. Both new and experienced PIPE-FLO Professional users will gain from this class because it is as much about piping system operation as it is about the software. Attendees from all skill levels are invited to attend, and we guarantee you will learn something new.


Class Outline | Brochure | Schedule | Registration Form | Who Should Attend

Our classes are scheduled for the dates and times below. If you find that these dates or locations do not work for you please contact our Training Consultants as we will take your suggestions for future locations as well as discuss On-site Training possibilities.

Click on the links below to view/download further details and a printable registration form. Classes run from 8:30 AM - 5 PM (3:00 PM  on the second day) with one hour for lunch.

Continental breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided. If you need any special accommodations or have dietary restrictions please let us know.

To register: Registration Form

Available FLO-Master Training for 2014:

Boston, MA - October 22-23
Seattle, WA - November 5-6
New Orleans, LA - December 3-4

Boston, MA - October 22-23
25 Burlington Mall Rd, 2nd Floor
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: 781-359-3811


Take first right into parking lot. *Parking is free and available to all MicroTek clients and guests.

Enter building through main door. You will be entering on the 2nd Floor.

MicroTek is located on this floor (2nd floor), directly across the main lobby from the entrance. If you enter the building on the first floor, please proceed up the atrium stairway to the main lobby and turn right to enter MicroTek.

Nearby Hotels:
Hyatt House Boston/Burlington
2 Van De Graaff Drive
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803
.2 miles from the MicroTek facility. Request the MicroTek rate

Candlewood Suites
130 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803
Request the MicroTek rate

Sonesta ES Suites
11 Old Concord Road
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803
Request MicroTek rate

Seattle, WA - November 5-6
Computer Classrooms - Seattle, WA
10604 NE 38th Place, Ste 118
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: 425-576-9747

Please park in EAST parking lot

Directions Download
From I-405
Take the 520 West exit, Take the first exit, 108th Ave NE, Turn right at the end of the off ramp, Go straight through the next light (Northup Way) and turn left at the next street, NE 38th Place (before the Park 'n Ride.), Turn right at the second driveway, Yarrow Bay Office Park.

From Interstate 5
Take the 520 East exit. After crossing the bridge, you will take the third exit, Lake Washington Blvd/Kirkland, This will circle back over 520, Turn right at the second traffic light, NE 38th Pl. (there will be a Shell station on the corner.), Pass the Keg Restaurant and take the next left into Yarrow Bay Office Park

From the Airport
Head north on Interstate 5, Take the Highway 520 exit, After crossing the bridge, you will take the third exit, Lake Washington Blvd/Kirkland, This will circle back over 520, Turn right at the second traffic light, NE 38th Pl. (there will be a Shell station on the corner.), Pass the Keg Restaurant and take the next left into Yarrow Bay Office Park

Hotel Accommodations
Reservations should be made directly with the hotels.

La Quinta Inn Kirkland/Bellevue
10530 NE Northup Way
Kirkland, WA
(425) 828-6485 (800) 687-6667
** walking distance from facility
Ask for Computer Classrooms Corporate Rates Reservation Code: Allbus

The Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA
425 822-3700 800 822-3700
**1 mile from facility

New Orleans, LA - December 3-4
New Horizons
Latter Center West Office Bldg
2800 Veterans Blvd, Ste 330
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: 504-849-6603

From Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY):
1. Start out going east on Airline Dr. / US-61 toward Warren St.
2. Turn left onto Airport Access Rd.
3. Merge onto I-10 E.
4. Take the Causeway Blvd North exit, EXIT 228, toward Mandeville.
5. Merge onto N Causeway Blvd.
6. Take the Veterans Blvd ramp.
7. Turn slight left onto N Causeway Blvd.
8. Take the 2nd right onto Veterans Blvd.
9. 2800 VETERANS BLVD STE 330 is on the right.

Hotel Accommodations
Reservations should be made directly with the hotels.

Hampton Inn Metairie
2730 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: 504-831-7676

Marriott New Orleans Hotel
3838 N Causeway Blvd # 2200
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: 504-836-5253

2713 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002 US
Phone: 800-874-1280

Free parking available in garage behind the building. Ensure not to park in any reserved spots.