Capabilities

  • Experiment with operating conditions and scenarios
  • Easily change system input data including transient valve positions, pump operation, control set points, pressures, temperatures and more
  • Model a wide range of system components from handbook empirical sources or input manufacturer data
  • Initiate transients based on time or events in the system
  • Reduce surge magnitudes by adjusting system component transients such as valve closures or pump speed
  • Calculate transient unbalanced forces and define force sets as location pairs or single points
  • Specify alerts that automatically highlight output values that are out of range for flow, pressure, velocity, pump best efficiency point and more
  • Prevent transient pressure issues by properly sizing and locating surge equipment, such as surge tanks, gas accumulators, and relief valves
  • Evaluate codes and industry standards applied in the model
  • Compile database libraries of your frequently used piping components and select them from a drop down list

Benefits

  • Understand the transient response of your system
  • Avoid damaging effects of waterhammer and other undesirable system transients
  • Alleviate issues associated with inadequate system designs or operational procedures
  • Validate the design of safety features
  • Visualize the dynamic interaction of valves, pumps and othercomponents

Applications

  • Ensure pressure extremes are within design allowables
  • Size and locate surge suppression equipment
  • Determine imbalanced pipe forces for sizing structural supports
  • Troubleshoot existing systems to determine the cause of operational problems
  • Evaluate the effect of pressure surges due to vapor cavity collapse

Features

  • Built-in steady-state solver to automatically initialize waterhammer transient
  • Compound transient event logic to model complex control sequences
  • Detailed pump inertial modeling for trips and startups using one quadrant or four quadrant methods
  • Extensive cavitation modeling including liquid column separation
  • Scenario Manager to track all design variants and operational possibilities in a single model file
  • Comprehensive modeling of relief valves, surge tanks, and gas accumulators
  • Integrated graphing and reporting
  • Animation tools for visual interpretation of complex transient interactions
  • Generates force imbalance files that can be automatically read into CAESAR II ®, ROHR2, AutoPIPE and TRIFLEX ® pipe stress dynamic models
  • Built-in libraries of fluids (including NIST REFPROP and ASME Steam Tables) and fittings which can be extended and customized

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 Impulse incorporates a steady-state solver providing seamless transfer of initial conditions to the transient analysis. Steady-state solutions are determined using Newton-Raphson matrix iteration. The traditional Method of Characteristics is used to solve the transient mass and momentum equations of pipe flow.
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