Optimising the sizing and design of nuclear equipment cooling systems requires appropriate high-performance tools.
For greater efficiency in its design projects in this area, Cegelec CEM chose AFT/Fathom, a software application distributed by Cetim and specifically developed to calculate pressure drops in incompressible fluid piping networks.
After a demonstration of the tool by Cetim experts and extensive discussions between the engineering specialist and the technical support team, one last phase of testing, to compare the results obtained by Fathom with those of existing tools, tipped the scales in favour of Fathom. “AFT/Fathom, is easy to use and meets our requirements exactly,” stated David Samson, technical manager at Cegelec CEM.
With AFT/Fathom, Cegelec CEM is now in a position to assess the pressure drops in cooling systems and to determine the main characteristics of the pumps and control components. An optional automatic iteration calculation module accelerates the system parameter determination process, thus making it possible to reach the specified objectives, namely regarding pressure and flow.
Learn more in the reference sheet “Cegelec CEM – Optimised cooling systems with AFT/Fathom“, available on our “Energy” page.
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