AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable): A Powerful Tool for Waterhammer Analysis
Waterhammer is a phenomenon that occurs when a fluid in motion is suddenly stopped or changed by a valve, pump, or other device. Waterhammer can cause high pressure surges, pipe vibration, noise, and even pipe rupture. To prevent these undesirable effects, engineers need to design and operate piping systems with adequate safety and reliability.
AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable) is a dynamic simulation and analysis software that can help engineers calculate pressure surge transients in liquid piping systems caused by waterhammer. AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable) is based on the Method of Characteristics, a well-established technique for solving the transient mass and momentum equations of pipe flow. AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable) can model a wide range of system components and surge devices, such as valves, pumps, tanks, accumulators, relief valves, and more.
AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable) has many features that make it easy and convenient to use. It has a built-in steady-state solver that automatically initializes the waterhammer transient. It has a detailed pump inertial modeling for trips and start-ups, including state-of-the-art four quadrant methods. It has an extensive cavitation modeling that can simulate liquid column separation caused by transient cavitation. It has a Scenario Manager that can track all design variants and operational possibilities in a single model file with data linkage. It has an integrated graphing and reporting tool that can animate and visualize a waterhammer event and create video files to share the results. It can also generate force imbalance files that can be automatically read into CAESAR II Â and TRIFLEX Â pipe stress dynamic models.
AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable) is a software extension tool that can work individually or together with AFT Impulse and with your existing AFT Impulse models. AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable) does not require installation or activation, and can run on any Windows computer with a USB port. AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable) is ideal for engineers who need to perform waterhammer analysis on different computers or locations without compromising the security or performance of their software.
If you are interested in learning more about AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable), you can visit the official website of Applied Flow Technology[^1^], the developer of AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable). You can also request a quote[^1^], download a free trial[^2^], or watch a demo[^1^] of AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable).
AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable) also has some add-on modules that can enhance its functionality and performance. One of them is the Settling Slurry module, which is the only commercial software solution that can model both non-settling and settling slurry waterhammer effects. Another one is the Pulsation Frequency Analysis module, which helps identify pipe acoustical frequencies to avoid resonance from excitation, especially in systems with positive displacement pumps.
AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable) is a powerful tool for waterhammer analysis that can help engineers design and operate piping systems with greater safety and reliability. AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable) is easy and convenient to use, and can run on any Windows computer with a USB port. AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable) is compatible with AFT Impulse and your existing AFT Impulse models. AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable) is available for purchase or trial from Applied Flow Technology, the developer of AFT Impulse 4.0 (Portable). a474f39169