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AFT Fathom 10

AFT Fathom is fluid dynamic simulation software for engineers, used to calculate pressure drop and 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 3DSmartPlant®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 sizing
  • Pump sizing and selection
  • 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

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