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Fathom: Evaluate New Designs and Improve Your Installed Systems

AFT Fathom is practical fluid dynamic simulation software used to calculate pressure drop and flow distribution in liquid and low velocity gas piping and ducting systems. Designed for fluid systems containing water, petroleum and refined products, chemical products, cryogens, refrigerants, and more, AFT Fathom is an indispensable tool to help you tackle your most challenging systems.


  • Experiment with operating conditions and scenarios
  • Quickly and easily change system input data, including valve positions, pump operation, control set points, pressures, temperatures and more
  • Model a wide range of system components for both design and operational cases
  • Vary your system line-up: open and close pipes and valves, turn pumps on or off, set control valves to fail position
  • Specify alerts that automatically highlight output values that are out of range for flow, pressure, velocity, pump efficiency and more
  • Select pumps from online manufacturer catalogs
  • Compile catalogs of your frequently used piping components and select them from a drop down list
  • Address the viscosity and frictional changes associated with pumping non-settling slurries and a variety of other non- Newtonian fluids
  • Calculate the cost of pipes and components within your system
  • Import piping layouts and dimensional data from GIS shapefiles


  • Understand the hydraulic behavior of your system and predict how pipes, valves, pumps and other components will interact with each other
  • Evaluate the performance of new designs and assure all design requirements are met
  • Identify and correct operational problems in installed systems
  • Produce less costly, more efficient and more reliable piping systems

 Typical Applications

  • Pipe sizing
  • Pump sizing and selection
  • Control valve sizing and selection
  • Simulating system operation and component interaction
  • Evaluating heat transfer in pipes and heat exchangers
  • Troubleshooting existing systems to determine the cause of operational problems

Prices effective January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020

Full Perpetual Licenses

                        Stand-alone Licenses        Network Licenses (per seat)
AFT Fathom $4,900 $7,350
XTS Module – Extended Time Simulation $1,000 $1,500
GSC Module – Goal Seek & Control $1,600 $2,400
SSL Module – Settling Slurry $3,200 $4,800
ANS Module – Automated Network Sizing $2,000 $3,000

Leases are available. Ask for a quote. Contact us for more information or if you are interested in a temporary trial license.

JE Hodgson Consulting offers customized training on all AFT software products. Each purchase of AFT software includes one year of technical and engineering support from JEHC. This support can be extended by renewing this term agreement.