AFT Fathom provides comprehensive, incompressible pipe flow analysis and system modeling capabilities combined with ease-of-use. Addressing open and closed loop systems, AFT Fathom includes a built-in library of fluids and fittings, variable model configurations, pump and control valve modeling and much more. With the optional Chempak add-in, a thermo-physical database of over 600 fluids is available to further expand the envelope of your analysis and design. AFT Fathom goes beyond the boundaries of fluid flow analysis, with thermal analysis capabilities including piping heat transfer, heat exchanger modeling and varying fluid properties.
AFT Fathom employs a robust solver using proven matrix methods to solve the governing equations of pipe flow. The full power of this technical sophistication is readily accessible through an advanced visual interface. From the powerful drag-and-drop model building features to the fully customizable output, AFT Fathom becomes an extension of the engineer's mind, freeing him or her to focus on their system, not the mechanics of software manipulation. Scenario Manager raises the what-if potential of system modeling to a new level. Multiple system configurations varying by any modeling parameter are easily managed within a single model file with a familiar hierarchical interface. Changes in the base model are automatically inherited by dependent design cases.
More than flow analysis, AFT Fathom lets you build your piping system in software. Vary pipe sizes, pump curves, valve settings, fluid properties, operating lineup... virtually anything you can do with the real system can be done within AFT Fathom, accurately simulating the individual system components and their interaction. Whether you're designing new systems, modifying existing ones or analyzing system operations, The ability to analyze alternates and the insight provided by an AFT Fathom model significantly improves the quality of systems engineering you can achieve, leading to less costly, more efficient and more reliable piping systems.