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And, Not, Or - Starting Transient Events with Complex Logic

AFT Fathom XTS and AFT Impulse have long been able to start events like pump trips or valve closures when a certain condition is met in the system. For example, a valve can close when a tank is full, or a pump can trip when the flow is too low. However, complex systems often have multiple conditions that can cause an event. The pump may trip when the flow is too low OR the suction pressure is too low. The valve may only close when ​two​ tanks are full. AFT Fathom version 10 and AFT Impulse version 7 enhance the transient capabilities to allow the definition of these complex ​Multi-Condition Events​.

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Modeling Valve Opening in Fathom XTS

To model a valve opening transient from the closed position, apply the Special Condition / Closed on the specifications window Optional tab. Transient Data then starts with Cv = 0, increasing to the full open Cv value, or, if modeling the valve loss as a K value, transient data starts with K = -1 (K = infinity), decreasing to a K value for the open position (all K values other than the full closed K value are positive).
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