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Platinum Pipe Awards

Recognizing excellence in piping and ducting
system modeling using AFT software

Entries due October 31, 2022

Platinum Pipe Award

Submit your best project in one of the following categories:

  • Most Interesting Model (formerly Use of software features and model creativity): Show us how features in AFT software allowed you to model something that you were not able to do before. Could encompass a model that is particularly interesting, using features in a creative way, an interesting use of a module, or even the model with the most interesting backstory.  
  • Correlation to Test/Field Data: Did your hydraulic model and field data match well? Did you compare a real system to one modeled in AFT software?
  • Operational Benefits and Sustainability: Did your hydraulic model significantly change the way operations are performed and save time, energy, material or money? Was the reliability of your system increased? Were there environmental benefits from the study?


The individual responsible for submitting the winning entry in each category will be awarded a $500 Amazon.com gift certificate*. A $2,000 AFT credit shall be awarded to the owner of the software used by the winner in each category. This credit may be applied to AFT Fathom, AFT Arrow, AFT Impulse, AFT xStream, and their modules. For more information on the award, please see the official rules linked at the bottom of this page. 

 *If your company prohibits you from receiving cash prizes, you may opt to have your prize money donated to a charity of your choice.

To Enter:

All entries must be submitted electronically to platinumpipe@aft.com and include the following: 

  • Completed, digitally signed, Official Entry Form
  • Submit via email attachment the AFT software input file and associated AFT database information from a licensed version of AFT Arrow, AFT Fathom, AFT Impulse, or AFT xStream 
  • Entries to the correlation to test/field data category must also include documentation describing the test/field data and a comparison to the corresponding model predicted data.

You may also submit short (up to 2 minute) videos to help us better understand your project and increase your chances of winning. For example: Show us the project! Tell us what was interesting or how AFT software helped you. Did you learn something new? Share it!

One model file may be used for entry to multiple categories. You may enter as many times as you wish [limited by number of licenses held], up to a maximum of ten entries for each software license type from any one license holder.

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