Pack Calculation Pro is a simulation tool for calculating and comparing the yearly energy consumption of refrigeration systems and heat pumps.
About the Software
Pack Calculation Pro is a simulation tool for calculating and comparing the yearly energy consumption of refrigeration systems and heat pumps. It uses load profiles and weather data to calculate the performance of different configurations of refrigeration systems. It is designed to compare different system designs, control strategies and refrigerants. Our comprehensive database of real compressors makes it possible to compare the performance of different products using a single definition for the operating conditions.
Pack Calculation Pro is developed based on Pack Calculation II. If you are still using Pack Calculation II, it is strongly recommended to update to Pack Calculation Pro.
Features / Functionality
Pack Calculation Pro helps you to get started with your refrrigeration and heat pump calculations by reducing the amount of required input data as much as possible. However, even though we select many well-proven default values for most of the coefficients and parameters, you can always customize the preferences to meet your specific needs. The manual also provides many of the calculation equations, if you would like to dive even deeper and study the way things are calculated.
Some of the highlights of the extensive feature set include:
Calculate performance each hour of the year (= 8760 operating points)
Use weather data for more than 700 cities around the world
Choose between 11 commonly used cycles – including transcritical cycles
Choose from over 7000 commercially available compressor to build your system
Calculate Life Cycle Costs
Get an overview of both energy consumption and carbon footprint
Calculate payback time
Switch between European and American units*
Create reports in Word*
And much more!
*: Only available with active license
Get a License
For personal use, use in a non-profit organization and for educational purposes, Pack Calculation Pro is being distributed as Freeware with limited functionality.
For commercial use, an annual subscription license has to be purchased.
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…with answering your questions about Pack Calculation Pro
Visit our technical support helpdesk and browse through issues and frequently asked questions. This website is also the best way to get in contact with the right person at IPU, whether you would like to report a bug, you have a feature request or you would like to hear about the future development of Pack Calculation Pro.
…with providing tailored functionality
If you would like us to implement tailored functionality for your company in Pack Calculation Pro, we are glad to assist. Simply get in touch with any of the contacts listed below to discuss the possibilities for implementing a custom version or a modified feature for you and your company.
Senior Engineer, Thermodynamics and Energy Technology M.Sc.