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Trey Walters

An Unexpected Honor After 34 Years as an ASME Member

I remember when I joined ASME as a senior in engineering school. I remember the day I received my first copy of Mechanical Engineering magazine - and what the cover story was about (I still have a copy of that magazine!). I remember attending my first ASME conference (where I presented my first paper ). It is an understatement to say that my engine...
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Stephanie Villars

Raise the bar using Vacuum Breaker Valves

Vacuum breaker and air valves are useful tools in the industry for protecting pipelines against vacuum or near vacuum conditions. High points in the pipe can be susceptible to these low-pressure conditions during surge events, as pressure waves moving through the system cause a sudden pressure upsurge or downsurge. AFT Impulse can help engineers to...
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Ben Keiser

6 Reasons Why You Need Flow Analysis

1. Guarantee the system will work according to design 2. Understand complex system interactions 3. Ensure design requirements are still met in different operating cases 4. Evaluate system dynamics of surge and non-surge related transient operation 5. Easily plan for future expansions and system modifications 6. Empower clients to better understand ...
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Ben Keiser

6 Reasons Why Flow Analysis is Necessary

To all of the engineers reading this article, we made it! Whew! Reading a three-part series is like running a marathon. Way to go! If you are new to this series, we encourage you to read this article as well as the previous two: Part 1: Six Reasons to Use a Flow Analysis  and Part 2: Flow Analysis Is Neglected. In this article are six reasons ...
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Ben Keiser

Why Flow Analysis Is Neglected

We hope you enjoyed our previous article on the Top 6 Reasons Your Design Should Include Flow Analysis. But now… let's get a bit serious and talk about three main reasons why flow analysis is neglected during the design process. It could be straight neglect, or unconscious neglect. Either  way we will open the conversation and provide some ins...
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Rafael Hoyer

Link Your Heat Transfer

We are frequently asked about AFT capabilities, and today I want to talk about how to model the heat transfer on heat exchangers. This is something we have discussed previously . But apparently, it is still a confusing topic while using AFT Products to model systems in which heat exchangers are present.  First, I have to say that in fact it is...
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Rafael Hoyer

¡Ubicación Automática de Bombas!

¿Alguna vez te has hecho esta pregunta? Hace unos meses atrás estando a cargo del soporte de AFT recibí la llamada de un cliente que se encontraba en la búsqueda de una aplicación que automáticamente le ayudara a determinar la ubicación de su bomba o sistema de bombeo (principal e impulsoras) en su sistema de tuberías. Los productos AFT han sido de...
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