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Training Seminars

We offer technical seminars at our offices in the USA and other locations around the world. The seminars review fundamental theory, basic through advanced techniques and hands-on modeling using AFT software products. Whether you're a new or experienced user, you'll find an AFT training seminar an interesting and worthwhile investment of your time.

Training Seminars at our facilities include the use of a computer and software, and each attendee is provided with extensive training materials to keep for reference. 

AFT Fathom (2 days) - Incompressible flow system modeling

  • Hydraulic Theory
  • Newton-Raphson Solution Method
  • Understanding Solution Control
  • Modeling Pumping Systems
  • Sizing Pumps and Control Valves
  • Modeling Systems with Heat Transfer
  • Using Scenario Manager
  • Creating and Using Custom Databases
  • Troubleshooting AFT Fathom Models

AFT Fathom Add-on Modules - Goal seek and control & Extended time simulation

GSC Module - Goal Seek & Control (1/2 day)

  • Goal Seeking Methodology
  • Defining Variables & Goals
  • Using the Goal Seek & Control Manager
  • Solution Control Methods

XTS Module - Extended Time Simulation (1 day)

  • Time Simulation Methodology
  • Setting Up Time and Event Transients
  • Using Transient Control
  • Viewing/Configuring Transient Output

 

AFT Fathom Slurry Module (1 day) - Settling slurry modeling

  • Settling Slurry Mechanics and Theory
  • Entering Slurry Fluid and Solid Data
  • Creating Solids Databases
  • Slurries in Sloped and Inclined Pipes
  • Pump De-Rating
  • Advanced Slurry Modeling - Variable Fluid Properties
  • Advanced Slurry Modeling - Heat Transfer

AFT Impulse (3 days) - Waterhammer & transient analysis

  • Waterhammer Theory
  • Understanding Surge Communication Times
  • Modeling Transient Cavitation
  • Sizing and Locating Surge Suppression Equipment
  • Modeling Pump Transients including Pump Inertial Effects
  • Modeling Time and Event Based Transients
  • Modeling Relief Valves and Vacuum Breaker Valves
  • Troubleshooting AFT Impulse Models
  • Predicting Unbalanced Pipe Forces
  • Choosing the Best Trade-offs between Module Run Times and Pipe Sectioning Round Off Errors
  • Understanding Graphing and Animation Features 

AFT Arrow (2 days) - Compressible flow system modeling

  • Fundamental Equations of Compressible Flow
  • Network Solution Methodology
  • Understanding Solution Control
  • Sizing Control Valves
  • Modeling Systems with Heat Transfer
  • Modeling Real Gases
  • Understanding Sonic Choking
  • Modeling Systems with Gas Mixing
  • Troubleshooting AFT Arrow Models

AFT Titan (4 days) - Compressible flow system optimization & modeling

  • Hydraulic Theory
  • Modified Newton-Raphson Solution Method
  • Optimization Theory
  • VisualDoc Optimizer
  • Understanding Solution and Optimization Control
  • Modeling Compressible Flow Systems
  • Selecting Pipe Sizes, Fans, Compressors and other Components with the Optimizer
  • Defining Constraints
  • Establishing (Size) Range Sets
  • Using Scenario Manager
  • Understanding Engineering vs. Cost Optimization
  • Creating and Using Engineering and Cost Databases
  • Optimizing Multiple Cases
  • Troubleshooting AFT Titan Models

AFT Mercury (4 days) - Incompressible flow system optimization & modeling

  • Hydraulic Theory
  • Newton-Raphson Solution Method
  • Optimization Theory
  • VisualDoc Optimizer
  • Understanding Solution and Optimization Control
  • Modeling Pumping Systems
  • Selecting Pipe Sizes, Pumps, Control Valves and other Components with the Optimizer
  • Defining Constraints
  • Establishing (Size) Range Sets
  • Using Scenario Manager
  • Understanding Engineering vs. Cost Optimization
  • Creating and Using Engineering and Cost Databases
  • Optimizing Multiple Cases
  • Troubleshooting AFT Mercury Models

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Note: Each training seminar runs from 8 AM to 5 PM each day. 

Registration Fees for Training Seminars in the USA

SUM Subscribers
$900  - AFT Fathom (2 days)
$900  - AFT Arrow (2 days)
$1350 - AFT Impulse (3 days)
$1800 - Optimization Seminar (AFT Mercury or AFT Titan)(4 days)

Non-SUM Subscribers and Lease Holders
$1000 - AFT Fathom (2 days)
$1000 - AFT Arrow (2 days)
$1500 - AFT Impulse (3 days)
$2000 - Optimization Seminar (AFT Mercury or AFT Titan)(4 days)

University Students, Researchers, and Instructors
$50 - AFT Fathom (2 days)
$50 - AFT Arrow (2 days)
$50 - AFT Impulse (3 days)
(Space is limited, please register and an AFT professional will contact you to confirm your registration)

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted, without charge, up to 10 working days before the first seminar day. The full registration fee will be charged for any cancellations made 10 working days or fewer before the first day of the seminar.

Additional Information

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Training Seminars At Your Facility

These training seminars provide the same highly effective instruction on piping system modeling using AFT software as those held at our offices. Instead of traveling to us, we travel to you.

We provide the instructor, printed training materials and software, while you provide the facilities and a computer for each attendee to use during the training seminar.

Charges to conduct a training seminar are based on the time required and number of attendees. If you are doing a combination of topics, the total seminar duration can be reduced due to commonalities among the training seminars.

Contact us for further information or to request a quotation.