AFT in the Power Industry
Keeping the lights on is no easy task. Designing or maintaining a plant with its dozens of potential operating conditions can be difficult to manage. AFT software can help confirm your system will stay up and running, no matter the demand.
Systems who use AFT software:
Natural Gas Plants
AFT In Action
AFT Fathom Features Simplify Complex Model: Power Station Cooling Water System Redesigned
Problem: Redesign 4 cooling water systems into 1 common system and reduce the number of operating pumps. Make sure standby pumps can provide enough water during power outages.
Product Used: AFT Fathom was used to model the proposed changes. Features such as annotations, colors, and notes helped organize the 4 different systems.
Solution: A Kiewit engineer revised and redesigned a complex cooling water system to provide more cooling capacity with a simpler pump arrangement. The system increased cooling capacity with only 2 out of the original 9 pumps in operation and demonstrared that during outages, standby pumps will supply sufficient flow.
Flue Gas Desulfurization System Expansion Design Optimized with AFT Arrow
Company: Energoprojekt Katowice
Problem: Environmental regulations required a power plant to expand their flue gas desulfurization system ensuring controlled pressure at the furnace exit.
Solution: Energoprojekt Katowice designed a flue gas desulfurization system to meet increasing environmental regulations, building in conservative estimates and accounting for draft effect as a fan. They found the fans should provide ~3000 Pa (0.45 psi) to ensure the proper furnace exit pressure, while maintaining expansion demand to meet regulations.
Natural Gas Plant
AFT Impulse Saves Time & Effort in Pump
Trip Evaluation: Natural Gas Power Plant
Problem: A circulating water system needed to be evaluated against pump trip scenarios, ensuring that catastrophic events were avoided, and the equipment could handle normal, small transients.
Solution: Kiewit evaluated a circulating water system against 46 pump trip scenarios in a single file. Profile graphs of the system made it simple to understand results at specific components.
Accurately simulate component-system interactions prior to constuction to ensure cost-effective and efficient designs
Avoid redundant model building by importing GIS, PCF, EPANET, or CAESAR II Neutral files
Automate data transfer with the Excel Export Manager, organizing your model's results exactly how you want them
Engineers of all levels and background use AFT pipe flow analysis software to model and analyze their piping and ducting systems. Here are the top 5 ways AFT can help you:
1. Size pipes, rotating/reciprocating equipment and valves
2. Save energy and improve equipment reliability
3. Solve operational problems
4. Mitigate waterhammer
We help engineers improve safety by predicting waterhammer/surge transient pressures, evaluating potential operational changes to mitigate waterhammer, and enabling engineers to size and locate surge suppression devices. Read More...
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