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AFT Blog

Welcome to the Applied Flow Technology Blog where you will find the latest news and training on how to use AFT Fathom, AFT Arrow, AFT Impulse, AFT xStream and other AFT software products.

Exporting Data to a Spreadsheet

While AFT piping system modeling software provides a large number of available output parameters, there may be times when you need to do some post calculations from the available results to derive a particular parameter. This is greatly facilitated by being able to bring output data into a spreadsheet. Two methods are available to accomplish this. The first is to simply click the output cell, or drag the cursor over multiple output cells, press 'ctl+c' to copy the data to the Windows clipboard, then switch to your spreadsheet application and past the data in the desired location. Alternatively, while in the...

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Modeling Effects of System Wear

AFT modeling software offers a variety of ways to analyze the effects of wear and aging on a piping system. Model increased effective wall roughness due to scaling or corrosion by specifying a corresponding roughness factor. You can do this directly within the Pipe Specifications window by selecting 'Unspecified' in the 'Friction Model Data Set' area of the 'Pipe Model' tab then entering the specific roughness value to be used. Alternatively, you may set up alternate 'friction data sets' within the Pipe Material Database with descriptive names (e.g. "10 year old pipe") and then simply select them within the Pipe Specifications...

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Chempak Viewer Parameter Display by Column or Row

In AFT Chempak, use the formatting tab on the Viewer Output Control window to change whether parameters are shown by column or row in the output.

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How to Display the Parameter Name in Chempak Add-in for Excel

You display the full parameter name in an Excel Add-In by entering the "ParameterDescription" function.

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Setting Excel Add-in Units

You can show the engineering units for each parameter used in the Excel Add-In. Paste the function "ParameterUnits" and specify the parameter argument, and the units for that parameter will be displayed

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Configuring the Output Data

The content and format of the output can be controlled using the Options | Output Control menu item. The properties to be displayed in the output can be selected. If the desired display units for a property differ for a property, the new units can be specified in the output control window. A specific output configuration can be set to be the default configuration used every time SteamCalc is started. In addition, multiple output configurations can be saved to a file and recalled at a later time using the Save/Load Preferences buttons.

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Setting the Default Property Unit Values

The units displayed for the calculated output values can be set by selecting the Options | Unit Preferences menu item. Each property can be selected from the list, and the preferred units applied by selecting the desired unit from the list, and clicking the Set As Preferred Unit button. The units that appear in the list of available units for the input properties can be controlled by checking or unchecking the box next to each unit listed for a property. The selected units can be set as the user's default, so they are used every time the user starts SteamCalc. Multiple...

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