It is true. New Jersey is a barrier in Spain. I saw it with my own eyes. Bear with me and I will explain.
When I travel internationally I find the people, cultural and language differences fascinating. Last month I was fascinated once again. My blog last month was written while on an airplane as I travelled to Europe (see my July blog When Pipe Stress Analysis Meets Waterhammer Hydraulics: New Waterhammer Guidelines for Engineers). Before going to the ASME PVP conference in Prague (check out this video one of our staff made) I stopped in Spain for 4 days. While there I was fortunate to visit the location of an AFT Impulse project by one of our customers that was a Platinum Pipe Award Winner this year. This case study was published in April. See AFT Impulse™ Matches Data For Pumping Station Check Valve Closure. That pump station photo in the case study is where I visited. Below is a photo of me and the PPA winner David Lozano Solé of AQUATEC – SUEZ Group. For those interested, this project is being presented as a technical paper by David at the 2018 Pressure Surges Conference in Bordeax, France in November. I will be there to help and also present two other papers of my own. So where does New Jersey come into this?
AFT received many excellent submissions to the Platinum Pipe Award for 2016/2017, making this year one of the most difficult to judge in the history of the contest. Congratulations to the winners!
Each project will be featured here, on the AFT blog and in our newsletter, The AFT Pipeline (click here to sign up) over the next several months. After which, summaries will be available at https://www.aft.com/platinum-pipe-award
Now in its 10th year, the AFT Platinum Pipe Award recognizes excellence in piping and ducting system modeling using AFT software.
We are pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2014 AFT Platinum Pipe Award! For the first time this year, we have had a tie in one of the categories.