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AFT Fathom 10
Fluid Dynamic Simulation Software

AFT Fathom is fluid dynamic simulation software for engineers, used to calculate pressure drop and pipe flow distribution in liquid and low-velocity gas piping and ducting systems.

  • Accurately simulate individual system components and interaction
  • Tightly integrates equipment characteristics, analysis and output with your system’s schematic representation
  • Provides a wide array of features without sacrificing your need for a short learning curve
  • Frees you to focus on your system, not the mechanics of software manipulation
  • Significantly improves the quality of systems engineering you can achieve, leading to less costly, more efficient and more reliable piping systems
Capabilities
  • Experiment with operating conditions and scenarios
  • Easily change system input data, including valve positions, pump operation, control set points, pressures, temperatures and more
  • Import piping layouts and dimensional data from GIS shapefiles, CAESAR II® Neutral files and Piping Component Files (*.pcf) from AutoCAD Plant 3D®SmartPlant®CADWorx® and others.
  • EPANET import / export Excel integration
  • Model a wide range of system components for both design and operational cases
  • Vary your system line-up: open / close pipes and valves, turn pumps on or off, set control valves to fail position
  • Specify alerts that automatically highlight output values that are out of range for flow, pressure, velocity, pump efficiency and more
  • Select pumps from online manufacturer catalogs
  • Compile catalogs of your frequently used piping components and select them from a drop-down list
  • Address the viscosity and frictional changes associated with pumping non-settling slurries and a variety of other non- Newtonian fluids
  • Calculate the cost of system pipes and components
  • Clearly import Excel data into multiple scenarios and export with the Excel Export Manager. 
Typical Applications
  • Pipe & pump sizing
  • Pump selection software
  • Control valve sizing and selection
  • Simulating system operation and component interaction
  • Evaluating heat transfer in pipes and heat exchangers
  • Troubleshooting existing systems to determine the cause of operational problems
Add-On Modules

Modules can work individually or together within AFT Fathom and with your existing AFT Fathom models.

Goal Seek & Control

Identifies input parameters that yield desired output values and simulates control functions

Settling Slurry


Models the effects of pumping fluids containing settling solids using the Wilson/GIW method

Extended Time Simulation

Models dynamic system behavior and how critical system parameters vary over time

Automated Network Sizing

Evaluates the complex interaction of system variables to reveal combinations of cost savings

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