Capabilities

  • Experiment with operating conditions and scenarios
  • Easily change system input data, including valve positions, pump operation, control set points, pressures, temperatures and more
  • Model a wide range of system components from handbook empirical sources, or input manufacture data
  • 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 best efficiency point and more
  • Find pump data from online manufacturer catalogs
  • Compile database libraries of your frequently used piping components and select them from a drop down list
  • Address viscosity and frictional changes associated with pumping non-settling slurries and non-Newtonian fluids
  • Evaluate codes and industry standards applied in the model
  • Calculate the cost of system pipes and components as well as energy cost

Benefits

  • Understand the hydraulic behavior of your system and predict how pipes, valves, pumps and other components interact with each other
  • Evaluate the performance of new designs and assure all design requirements are met
  • Identify and correct operational problems in installed systems
  • Produce less costly, more efficient and more reliable piping systems

Applications

  • Pipe sizing
  • Pump sizing and selection
  • Control valve sizing and selection
  • Simulate system operation and component interaction
  • Evaluate 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
  • Detailed modeling for centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
  • Scenario Manager to track all design variants and operational possibilities in a single model file
  • Pump vs. system curve generation including individual and composite head curves and efficiency
  • Thermal analysis including piping heat transfer and heat exchanger modeling
  • Supports Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, including non-settling slurries
  • Optional ChempakTM database provides a thermophysical database of nearly 700 fluids

Data Integration

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

Add-On Modules

How Does It Work?

AFT Fathom’s hydraulic solution engine uses the Newton-Raphson matrix iteration method plus proprietary methods developed by AFT to solve pipe flow and duct flow applications. AFT Fathom uses the Bernoulli Equation and Reynolds Number-based relationships for pipe friction calculation.
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