Plant Simulation cannot simulate continuous streams of material because it is a discrete event simulation, not a continuous simulation. We can emulate continuous flows with the fluid library, but it will still be event based.
So the way I see it, you have three options:
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thank you mr @MarcusA for replying but i'm using the fluid library:
i have three fluidsources of "clinker" "gypse" and "ajout" (cement ingredients ) i'm using pipes, mterialtable also methods to define folwrates but the problem is in the real system conveyors are used to transport material so the question is could i use pipes instead of conveyors and that will have not any effect for optimizing throughput of the system (i'm a beginner in plant simulation and modeling systems)
There should be no problem in using pipes instead of conveyors. You can change the outflow rate of the pipes to fit your needs. As you have the density and the throughput rate you can calculate the wanted outflow rate.
Correct. What you could do is to check the portion of the time the pipe(s) have been working, convert that to a time unit and when the run is finished, use the time portion to calculate the energy consumption with a method.