How to add comments on custom pump and turbine quadrant curves

  Applies To 
  Product(s): HAMMER
  Version(s): 08.11.XX.XX, 10.XX.XX.XX
  Area:  Layout and Data Input
  Original Author: Jesse Dringoli, Bentley Technical Support Group

Problem Description

Can I place comments in the QuadrantCurves.txt file in order to document information about custom 4-quadrant curves that I've entered for pumps or turbines?


Yes. In the QuadrantCurves.txt file, you can add notes on any lines before the [PUMPS] section, as long as they don't contain "[PUMPS]". For example you could write some notes on either your pumps or turbines at the top, like this:


Please read these notes regarding the curves in this library

Specific speed 12345: <notes here....>

Specific speed 15243: <Notes here....>



SPECIFIC SPEED (US/SI): 12345 / 54321


Also as a side note, if you're using the 64-bit version of HAMMER, make sure you modify the copy of the QuadrantCurves.txt file in the "x64" folder in order for it to be recognized. Reference:

Custom Quadrant Curves not being recognized