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Scott Lang

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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Ben Keiser

You Should Combine Your Pipes

  One of the many powerful features in AFT Impulse is the ability to calculate transient forces during a waterhammer/surge event (See " Evaluating Dynamic Loads in Piping Systems Caused by Waterhammer " white paper). The resulting transient forces can be exported into a pipe stress analysis software. Pipe stress analysis care about what the tr...
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Stephanie Villars

Raise the bar using Vacuum Breaker Valves

Vacuum breaker and air valves are useful tools in the industry for protecting pipelines against vacuum or near vacuum conditions. High points in the pipe can be susceptible to these low-pressure conditions during surge events, as pressure waves moving through the system cause a sudden pressure upsurge or downsurge. AFT Impulse can help engineers to...
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Rafael Hoyer

Link Your Heat Transfer

We are frequently asked about AFT capabilities, and today I want to talk about how to model the heat transfer on heat exchangers. This is something we have discussed previously . But apparently, it is still a confusing topic while using AFT Products to model systems in which heat exchangers are present.  First, I have to say that in fact it is...
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Rafael Hoyer

¡Ubicación Automática de Bombas!

¿Alguna vez te has hecho esta pregunta? Hace unos meses atrás estando a cargo del soporte de AFT recibí la llamada de un cliente que se encontraba en la búsqueda de una aplicación que automáticamente le ayudara a determinar la ubicación de su bomba o sistema de bombeo (principal e impulsoras) en su sistema de tuberías. Los productos AFT han sido de...
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Stephanie Villars

Visualize Your Goals

AFT Impulse 7 has several different tools to analyze waterhammer, including several new features such as Visual Report Animation. This tool offers a new method to understand how different sections in a network interact with each other allowing users to quickly locate points of interest for further analysis, and visually demonstrate the system ...
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Stephanie Villars

Meet the Import Piping Layout Wizard

When completing the analysis on a model, there is nothing more frustrating than having to do the same thing over and over again. Thankfully, using AFT's Piping Layout Wizard you will no longer need to rebuild your CAD, CAESAR II , and EPANET files to analyze the hydraulics using AFT Fathom 10 , AFT Arrow 7 , and AFT Impulse 7 . In addition to ...
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