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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.

Walt Prentice is a Business Applications Engineer at Applied Flow Technology (AFT). Walt holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. At AFT, Walt supports engineers around the world to troubleshoot their piping and ducting models.

Reference Pressure Needed: Where It Comes from and How to Address it

Many AFT users have come across the message that a reference pressure is needed when attempting to run a model but do not often know how to handle it. Why is it showing up? What can they do to fix the issue? Before going too far, it is important to understand the problem is a limitation of physics and math, not of AFT software. We will wo...

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Know Your Surge Codes and Use AFT Impulse: ASME B31.4

 Unnecessary Background Codes and standards are not sexy topics, nor are they liked by the rebellious at heart. Whether you love or hate them they are a part of the world and aim to make it a safer place. One of the largest organizations to compose standards is the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). They have been around sin...

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Five Fantastic New Features for Fast Fluid Transients: Impulse 8

At the time of writing, AFT Impulse 8 is right around the corner. We are proud to boast of new capabilities to give you an even better user experience with transient analysis. AFT Impulse 8 showcases new features never seen before, and ones only hinted at with the releases of AFT Fathom 11 and AFT Arrow 8. Here, we have laid out the top 5 new featu...

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