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Water Hammer / Surge Analysis using AFT Impulse

ImageGrafix Academy - Hexagon Authorized Training Centre

Program Objective

Learn to use the AFT Impulse software proficiently, design and analyse piping system hydraulic transients along with animation, graphs and reports.

Course Outline

This course will cover Valve Closure, Pump Startup and Trip related Surge Analysis along with Mitigation measures using AFT Impulse software for industrial applications like Cooling Water Systems, Fire protection systems, water supply and distribution networks, cross country pipelines, Terminal & tank farms etc. Whether you’re new or experienced user, you’ll find this training a worthwhile investment of your time!

Program Highlights

  • What is Water Hammer
  • Transient Introduction
  • Software and Design
  • Wave Theory – Basics, Intermediate and Advanced
  • Surge Mitigation – Basics & Advanced
  • Pipes & Junctions Basics, Intermediate & Advanced
  • User Interface Basics, Intermediate & Advanced
  • Defining Transients – Basics & Advanced
  • Valves Transients (Valves, Control Valves, Relief Valves)
  • Transient Output Basics & Advanced
  • Impulse Assumptions
  • Transient Boundary Conditions
  • Transient Forces – Basics & Advanced
  • Transient Pumps – Basics, Intermediate & Advanced
  • Cavitation – Basics & Advanced
  • Check Valves – Basics, Intermediate & Advanced
  • Transient Pumps – Advanced
  • Pipes & Junction – Basics, Intermediate & Advanced
  • Air Valves, Surge Tanks, Gas Accumulators
  • Troubleshooting Impulse Models
  • Other Junctions and Properties
  • Impulse Add on Modules (PFA & SSL)

Who Should Attend

  • Process Engineers
  • HSE Engineers
  • Utility Design Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Rotary Equipment Engineers
  • Hydraulics & Water Resources Engineer
  • MEP Design Engineers


  • Knowledge of Fluid Mechanics and Piping hydraulics
  • Engineering Degree in Chemical / Mechanical / Civil
  • Basic understanding of numerical analysis and methods
  • Knowledge over piping thermodynamics and heat transfer will be an added advantage
  • Basic understanding of piping codes and standards