Capabilities

  • Experiment with operating conditions and scenarios
  • Easily change system input data, including valve positions, compressor or fan operation, control set points, pressures, temperatures, and more
  • Model a wide range of system components from handbook empirical sources, or input manufacturer data
  • Simulate ideal or real gases
  • Choose between isothermal, adiabatic or generalized heat transfer conditions
  • Conduct flow analysis with high velocities including sonic choking
  • Compile database libraries of frequently used components
  • Assemble non-reacting mixtures and analyze dynamic mixtures resulting from intersecting flow streams
  • Model rotating piping systems such as those found in steam and gas turbines
  • Model effects of elevation changes such as in tall structures, subsurface mines and overland pipelines
  • Evaluate codes and industry standards applied in the model

Benefits

  • Understand the behavior of your system
  • Predict how pipes, valves, compressors, fans and other components will interact with each other
  • Evaluate the performance of new designs
  • Assure all design requirements are met
  • Identify and correct operational problems
  • Produce less costly, more efficient and more reliable piping systems

Applications

  • Pipe and duct sizing
  • Relief valve sizing and system calculations
  • Compressor and fan sizing and selection
  • Control valve sizing and selection
  • Simulate system operation and component interaction
  • Calculate choked flow
  • Evaluate pipe insulation and heat transfer in pipes and heat exchangers
  • Troubleshoot existing systems to determine the cause of operational problems

Features

  • 2D flow diagram or isometric view interface
  • Advanced solution methods provide highly accurate results
  • Detailed modeling for fans and compressors, control valves, heat exchangers and other components
  • Conduct compressor and fan energy cost analysis
  • Thermal analysis including piping heat transfer and heat exchanger modeling
  • Scenario Manager tracks all design variants and operational possibilities in a single model file
  • Built-in libraries of fluids (including NIST REFPROP and ASME Steam Tables) and pipe fittings which can be extended and customized
  • Chempak™ add-on utility provides a thermophysical database of almost 600 gases – allows you to define nonreacting pre-mixtures and simulate dynamic flow mixing

Data Integration

  • Import piping layouts and dimensional data from GIS Shapefiles, CAESAR II® Neutral Files, and PCF files from a wide range of sources
  • Robust Excel integration to import and export data

Add-On Modules

How does it work?

AFT Arrow’s powerful solution engine simultaneously solves five fundamental equations; mass, momentum, energy, state and Mach number. It uses a modified Newton - Raphson matrix iteration method plus proprietary methods developed by AFT so you can achieve a true and rigorous compressible flow solution.
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