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AFT Blog

Welcome to the Applied Flow Technology Blog where you will find the latest news and training on how to use AFT Fathom, AFT Arrow, AFT Impulse, AFT xStream and other AFT software products.

Kyle Clark is an Applications Engineer. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University - College Station with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. Kyle came to AFT from ExxonMobil where he worked as an Offsites & Utilities Engineer in their Project Development Division. At AFT, Kyle supports AFT users around the world to troubleshoot...

Kyle Clark is an Applications Engineer. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University - College Station with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. Kyle came to AFT from ExxonMobil where he worked as an Offsites & Utilities Engineer in their Project Development Division. At AFT, Kyle supports AFT users around the world to troubleshoot models, help test and document software, and much more. 

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To Affinity and Beyond!

Pump manufacturers often supply performance curves at a specified speed. While this is useful when the pump only runs at that rated speed, performance changes when the pump has a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD). A VFD changes the shaft speed, which, in turn, changes the performance curves. If the manufacturer only supplied a curve at a sin...

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How does AFT Impulse model cavitation?

The term cavitation is thrown around frequently when talking about the effects that transient events have on piping systems. It is widely and correctly understood to be something that can be harmful to pumps and pipes, but how to predict and calculate cavitation is not something that is as equally understood. In this blog, we will dive in...

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Get the Most Out of AFT's Fluid Property Viewers

Veteran AFT software users are familiar with heritage products like AFT SteamCalc and AFT Chempak Viewer. Some have wondered where these products went. Although licenses to these products are no longer sold, these viewers are now integrated into the main applications for each of AFT's main products: AFT Fathom, AFT Arrow, AFT Impulse, and AFT ...

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The Eductor Educator

Eductors, also known as jet pumps, are a clever way to pump a liquid without any rotating equipment, motors, shafts, or electricity using only the momentum from a supply fluid. However, these interesting pumps can quickly become confusing especially when trying to define them in AFT Fathom. In this blog we will explore exactly how eductors work and...

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Line Packing: Recovering the Irrecoverable

Have you ever been working on an interesting project where you get into the zone by picking up so much momentum in the work you are doing? But then, all of a sudden you hit a brick wall in your progress and cannot help but feel the pain of all that momentum coming to a screeching halt? You are not alone, in fact, fluids experience something ve...

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