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It’s a Pump Properties Party!

Everyone loves to celebrate. Here at AFT, we are celebrating the release of AFT Fathom 10 . One of the great things about AFT Fathom 10 is that the new and improved Pump Properties window makes specifying pumps faster and easier than ever.  This blog will provide an overview of the features that have been added or changed within the Pump Prope...
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Iso love the new Pipe Drawing Mode!

Have you ever wanted to show the three-dimensional nature of your piping system in AFT applications? Maybe you are building a model from an isometric reference drawing. Or maybe you are incorporating your model into a report and want to represent the x, y, AND z axes.

Whatever the reason may be, the great news is that AFT Fathom 10 includes a new Isometric Pipe Drawing Mode!

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AFT President to Present Three Papers at ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping (PVP) Conference

The ASME 2018 PVP Conference promises to be the outstanding international technical forum for participants to further their knowledge-base by being exposed to diverse topics, and exchange opinions and ideas both from industry and academia in a variety of topics related to Pressure Vessel and Piping technologies for the Power and Process Industries....
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Congratulations to the winners of AFT's 2018 Platinum Pipe Award!

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The AFT Platinum Pipe Award recognizes excellence in piping and ducting system modeling using AFT software . Contest details and entry form can be found at  http://www.aft.com/platinum-pipe-award . Congratulations to our winners for 2018! Correlation to Test/Field Data David Lozano and Roger Bosch from Suez in Spain - Two types of check valves were installed on a water pipeline in Barcelona, Spain to determine surge response. AFT Impulse and high frequency measured data matched very well during pump trip scenarios. Use of Features and Model Creativity Rory Heim from Swanson Rink Inc. in the United States - A data center condenser water distribution piping...
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Bring the Heat: Modeling Heat Transfer in Heat Exchangers in AFT Fathom and AFT Arrow

Heat exchangers are some of the most expensive pieces of process equipment, so it is crucial that their pressure losses and heat transfer are well understood. AFT Fathom and AFT Arrow allow users to model heat exchangers within their piping systems. Pressure loss models include input K factors, resistance curves, or tube bundle information. When energy balances are being considered, users can choose between 11 heat transfer models in AFT Fathom and 12 heat transfer models in AFT Arrow to best meet their hydraulic modeling needs. While AFT Fathom and AFT Arrow can also model heat transfer in pipes , this...
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Using Branch Junctions to Model Desuperheaters

Superheated steam is often used in mechanical power applications, such as driving turbines. For heating or industrial processes, however, saturated steam is more efficient. Desuperheaters are used to lower the temperature of superheated steam, so that it can be more effectively used in industrial processes. A desuperheater lowers the temperature of the steam by injecting water. Now, the question is, how can you model a desuperheater within AFT Arrow? AFT Arrow  is a single-phase program for compressible flow, so it cannot model liquid water. Conveniently though, there is a feature built into the branch junction that can model a desuperheater. You...
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Workshop Materials & Live Stream

Welcome to the AFT Software Workshop! If you are following along on our Facebook live stream , please find the materials for each topic below. The live stream videos will be posted here shortly after the sessions have concluded. Conflict Resolution: Pump & System Interactions (12:45-2:15 p.m. MDT) Workshop materials Suppress Your Surges: Surge Suppression Fundamentals (12:45-2:15 p.m. MDT) Workshop materials Video coming soon! Size Matters: Picking the Right Size of Piping System Components (2:30-4:00 p.m. MDT) Workshop materials Video coming soon!
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