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Jeff Olsen

Changing Output Language in AFT Products

AFT Applications have the ability to display the output in different languages. We supply files for French and Spanish with our installation which should be used. Other language files can be created using the language.dat file template. To select a new language select Output Language from the Tool menu and then select the language you would like to use. Once a new language is selected the Output Control will reflect the output parameters in that language. When the model is run and the results will be displayed in the Output tab in the selected language. The Graph Results and Visual Report...
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Trey Walters

The Quest For Controlling Energy Costs

One of my favorite lines from the movie Apollo 13 was when an engineer exclaimed, “Power is everything!”. Nothing happens without power. Power, the rate at which energy is used, underlies everything in modern society. Trends in energy economics are impacting industries and entire nations. Some recent articles about European chemical production and refining illustrate this.   EU chemical industry on the verge of collapse   from Processing Magazine 2013 "The European chemical industry is in grave danger and a large part of it might close down within the next 10 years… The biggest problem is that chemical manufacturing is heavily...
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Trey Walters

Recent Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough Supported by AFT Arrow

It is always interesting to see items in the news where our software has played a role. Last week a breakthrough in nuclear research was achieved at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 's (LLNL)  National Ignition Facility (NIF). According to science journal Nature, "Using the world's most powerful assembly of lasers, a team of researchers say they have, for the first time, extracted more energy from controlled nuclear fusion than was absorbed by the fuel to trigger it — crossing an important symbolic threshold on the long path toward exploiting this virtually boundless source of energy." The full news article from Nature can be found...
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Ben Keiser

You’ve got a nice piping system! But how much will it cost?

You have just finished designing your system and built a model of your system in AFT Fathom and have convinced your team and the client that the system will achieve all the desired pressures, flow rates, and temperatures.  The next big question is, “How much will this system cost?”  With AFT Fathom , you have the ability to answer that question in great detail! You can easily determine the full cost of pipe materials and system components!  Not only that, but you can quickly figure out how much it will cost to install and operate the entire system!   You will even...
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Trey Walters

The Two P's: Why You Should Care That AFT is Celebrating Its 20th Year

There are two good reasons you should care that Applied Flow Technology is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year. First is because 20 years in business means that AFT software is proven . Second is because of the prizes we are giving away this year. Twenty of them no less! Come along with me while I elaborate on what AFT has achieved in the last 20 years. And explain more about the two P's. A Vision for the Visual The last 20 years has been a long and exciting journey. When AFT Fathom was released in April 1994, it was the...
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John Rockey

Show Junction Locations

One of the many new features in AFT Impulse 5 is the ability to show junction locations in profile plots. This can be enormously helpful when analyzing large, complicated systems. When enabled, all junction locations are identified by a vertical bar with a junction ID flag at the top. To show junction locations, click on the button in the toolbar. Show Junction Locations will also work for animations.
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Trey Walters

From There to Here - The History of AFT Impulse Up Through the New Version 5

AFT Impulse 5 was released today and offers a plethora of new features sure to keep waterhammer engineers more productive than ever - and help them build even safer piping systems. How did AFT Impulse get to where it is today? From the very beginning AFT Impulse was a world leader. AFT Impulse was first released in November, 1996 which  made it the first visual, drag-and-drop waterhammer modeling software for Microsoft Windows (see below). AFT Impulse 1 in 1996 - the First Graphical Waterhammer Software for Windows  Those of you who are familiar with AFT Impulse today are aware that it has...
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