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Trey Walters

You gotta see this! New multi-scenario graphing and animation in AFT Impulse 8

Really? Another blog about features in AFT software? Yes, really. And there is a good reason for it. Because this new feature in AFT Impulse 8 will change your life. Well, it may not change your life, but it will forever change how you do your waterhammer analysis. I am talking about the new multi-scenario graphing and animation feature. This brand...
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Stephanie Villars

What is the ANS Module Asking For? Introduction to the Sizing window in the ANS Add-on Module

Many of you are aware that AFT released the ANS module for AFT Fathom and AFT Arrow last year to help engineers minimize the cost of their system and maximize reliability. You can check out this blog I wrote last year for a quick recap on the capabilities of ANS. Let's talk a bit more about what information you need to use the ANS module by introdu...
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Cort Hanson

Analyzing Transients Faster - a Hacker's Guide to Pipe Sectioning

Over the past few months, I've gotten to help Impulse users from around the world with their models. One of the most common problems I run into while helping them is runtime. A good rule of thumb I try to use is that most Impulse models should take less than 10 minutes to run, and none should take more than a half hour to run. Longer runtimes mean ...
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Trey Walters

Predicting the Future is Easy

Every year countless people make predictions on a countless number of things. For example, every year there are people who predict a financial crisis of some kind. There are people who predict significant natural disasters. And there are people who predict a health crisis – such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. When one of these unusual events act...
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Cort Hanson

New Feature Highlight - Scenario Comparison Tool

With new versions of Fathom , Arrow , and Impulse being released, we've been taking time to highlight some of the new features that have been added in. Recently, we've looked at multi-scenario pump vs. system curves , along with more general overview of our new features. In this blog, we'll look at one of my favorites, the new Scenario Comparison t...
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Trey Walters

The Modern World, Technology, Social Distancing and Pandemics

Like most of you, I have no expert advice to give related to the current worldwide pandemic caused by COVID-19 – also known as the Coronavirus. Thus, I won't presume to offer advice or wisdom on that topic. But everyone is talking about, reacting to and being affected by the pandemic. It seems almost insensitive to not acknowledge that. As the Pres...
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Nick Vastine

Getting there is graph the fun! - Multi-Scenario Pump vs. System Curves

Pump vs. system curves provide an intuitive, graphic way to understand how a pump interacts with a piping system. These can be useful during pump sizing, but can also be informative when your pump must function in a variety of operating conditions. Understanding how changes to your pump or system affect your operating point can be invalua...
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