New in Version 10

New & Improved Microsoft Excel Integration

  • Improved keyword based method for importing model changes from an Excel Worksheet

    • Use the included template Worksheet to quickly and easily define model changes

    • Change multiple scenarios at once

    • For a detailed description see Importing From Excel

An Excel Sheet that shows the format used to import into AFT Fathom.

  • New feature for directly exporting specified Output data to new or existing Excel Workbooks.

    • Export only the data that is desired - no need to sort through unnecessary data

    • Specify exactly where the data will end up - insert data into a pre-formatted Workbook

    • Automatically export after a model run

    • Export data from multiple scenarios with a batch run

    • For a detailed description see Exporting To Excel

New Isometric Drawing Mode

  • New Isometric Pipe Drawing Mode

    • Show and Snap to an isometric grid on the Workspace

    • View models in an intuitive 3D layout, and easily build from existing isometric drawings

A spray discharge model drawn in the isometric pipe drawing mode.

NIST REFPROP Fluid Database Now Included

  • Over 150 fluids from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Reference Fluid Thermodynamic and Transport Properties Database (REFPROP) Version 10

    • Select a NIST REFPROP fluid directly on the Fluid panel in Analysis Setup

    • Use accurate and complete fluid information in your models without the need to locate and enter fluid properties manually

New Pump Features and Improved Pump Window

The Interstage Bleed/Takeoff Flow option in the Pump Properties window.

  • New Positive Displacement Pump Model

    • Clarifies the specification of Positive Displacement Pumps

    • Include Acceleration Head Loss calculations

  • Added Pump Curve and Sizing Analysis Types to Centrifugal Pump Model

The Pump Model tab in the Pump Properties window.

  • Specify a centrifugal pump's Preferred Operating Region (POR) and Allowable Operating Region (AOR)

    • Quickly determine if a pump's behavior is acceptable

    • Automatically calculate a POR from ANSI/HI 9.6.3-2017 - Rotodynamic Pumps - Guideline For Operating Regions

    • For a detailed description see Pump Configuration > Configuration Data

New Thermal Models

New Multi-Condition Events for XTS Module

  • Create complex triggers for transient events in the eXtended Time Simulation (XTS) Module

    • Only start a transient event when multiple conditions are met

    • Utilize logical conditions - AND, OR, and NOT - to capture the effects of complex control systems

    • For a detailed description see Multi-Condition Events

The Initiation of Transient options in a junction's transient tab. Single event is selected as the initiation of transient and the event type is multi-condition.

Improved Startup Window

New Integration with Common Piping Layout formats

  • Save modeling time by importing existing Piping Layouts from various neutral file types

Updated Standards

  • Output displays Applied Standards - standards that were used in calculation of model results

  • Relief Valve loss can be specified with Designation Size per API 526 - Flanged Steel Pressure Relief Valves

  • Updates to Standards

    • Updated to HI/ANSI 12.1-12.6-2016 Rotodynamic (Centrifugal) Slurry Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Applications, and Operation for use in Slurry De-rating

    • Updated to HI/ANSI 9.6.7-2015 Rotodynamic Pumps - Guideline for Effects of Liquid Viscosity on Performance for use in Viscosity Corrections

    • Updated MIT Equation for Crude Oil to latest version specified in Pipeline Rules of Thumb for use as an additional pressure loss model

More Improvements

Pipe Display Options.

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