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As Global Sales Manager, Reinaldo manages the international Channel Partner network for Applied Flow Technology and teaches seminars at these locations throughout the year. He was an AFT Channel Partner himself for many years in Venezuela, and he also served as the Latin American sales manager for Bentley Systems. Reinaldo holds a BSME (1982) from ...Instituto Universitario Politecnico de las Fuerzas Armadas Nacionales, a master's degree in Mechanical Systems Design (1984) from Simon Bolivar Universty, and an MBA (1997) from Simon Bolivar University.  More
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Determine Your Pumps BEP and Know API-610's Recommendations

What is BEP & why is it important? Every pump has an ideal range of operation where the pump is most efficient. The peak of the efficiency curve is known as the  best efficiency point (BEP).  Determining how far your pump is operating from its BEP is critical to increasing pump reliability and efficiency as well as meeting  API 610 recommendations .  AFT Fathom  models pump curves with efficiency data and will determine the margin between the simulated operation of the pump and the actual best efficiency point. Our friends at Empowering Pumps shared an article  titled, " Some Effects of...
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New Support, Upgrade and Maintenance (SUM) Reinstate Policy

Since AFT’s beginning in 1993, we have been committed to our mission:   “To provide fluid dynamic expertise through world-class software, dedicated technical support and effective training that enables engineers to design and operate fluid transfer systems that are more efficient, cost effective and reliable.”   Part of this ongoing dedication is providing continuous support and maintenance through our SUM program.   In order to provide you with up-to-date solutions, we are working to ensure that the most current software versions are always utilized.    Effective January 15, 2018, customers with an SUM that has been expired for more than 2...
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Workshop Visit to Beijing, China

It was an honor to visit our friends in Beijing, China to provide our Channel Partner, AECsoft Engineering Software (AECSOFT), two days of complimentary workshops. During these workshops, attendees had a hands-on experience with AFT Software as well the opportunity to discuss relevant hydraulic topics. Each attendee also received a 15-day free trial license to review topics discussed in the workshop. The first workshop, held August 21-22, hosted 65 attendees from twenty-nine companies. The workshop focused heavily on technical orientation to the AFT software.         The second workshop, held August 24-25, was dedicated exclusively to the biggest state...
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AFT Now Offering FREE Hydraulic Workshops Around the Globe

Originating in Colombia at the start of 2017, AFT began offering free 1-day workshops combined with scheduled customer visits.

During these workshops, attendees get hands-on experience with AFT software as well as the opportunity to discuss relevant hydraulic topics. Attendees also receive a 15-day free trial license to review topics discussed in the workshop.

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AFT Hosts Workshop in Bogota, Colombia

This month we teamed up with our channel partner in Colombia, XSYSTEM , to host an AFT software workshop in the country's beautiful capital, Bogota. Attendees from seven different companies gathered for three days of intensive work to discuss topics such as sonic choking, surge forces, pump sizing, B31 code compliance, and more.  Workshops are a free and effective way for customers and prospects to get a hands-on experience with AFT software products and engage in technical discussion. We have more workshops in the queue for 2017--from Houston to India--with our next one in the Denver Tech Center on Thursday, April...
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New Challenges (and chances for prizes!) in AFT's Newsletters in 2015

Engineering Challenge of the Month. In this new challenge, we will give you a problem and ask you to answer a question. You can use our DEMO programs to solve the problem or if you prefer, enough information will provided for you  to solve it manually.   The Equation of the Month will still provide the opportunity to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card, as it has been in the past, but the Engineering Challenge prize will vary depending on the difficulty of the challenge presented. More challenge = Better prizes. Whether the question will be an Equation of the Month or...
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Ricardo Encisco Gonzales
Muy interesante!
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 17:22
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AFT User Group Meetings in Calgary and Edmonton / Canada

Knowledge is the key element for efficient engineering design. Since 1993 AFT has made an effort to provide this knowledge in hydraulics through our high quality software, seminars, webinars, videos, etc. But our users have a lot to say in this matter; their experience in different projects is a fundamental wellspring for this effort. Keeping this source isolated is the worst use of this knowledge, and the AFT user group meetings are AFT's first effort to break the communication barrier by means of creating a user community. AFT has been hosting User Group Meetings in the Houston and Denver area and...
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