AFT Fathom Features

  • Advanced hydraulic solver using Newton-Raphson matrix methods
  • Detailed modeling for centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
    • NPSH evaluation
    • Variable speed pumping
    • Impeller trimming
    • Viscosity corrections using standards from the Hydraulic Institute
    • Wire-to-water efficiency calculation including pump, motor and variable frequency drive efficiencies
    • Power usage and motor sizing
    • Energy cost calculation
  • Scenario Manager to track all design variants and operational possibilities in a single model file with data linkage
  • Integrated graphing and reporting
  • Pump vs. system curve generation including individual head curves and composite efficiency
  • Conduct thermal analysis including piping heat transfer and heat exchanger modeling
  • Calculate the costs of pipes and other components
  • Supports Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids
  • Import GIS Shape files
  • Perform fire system analysis in accordance with NFPA and create NFPA specific reports
  • Address viscosity and frictional changes associated with pumping non-settling solids
  • Built-in library of fluids and fittings can be extended and customized
  • Optional Chempak add-on utility provides a thermophysical database of almost 700 fluids

 

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Optional Modules

Extended Time Simulation (XTS)
Model dynamic system behaviour

Goal Seek and Control (GSC)
Automate the identification of input parameters that will yield desired output values and simulate control functions within systems

Settling Slurry (SSL)
Model the effects of pumping fluids containing settling solid

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