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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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John Rockey

Model Specialty Valves Accurately with AFT Impulse 5

Applied Flow Technology is proud to release a new version of AFT Impulse , now at version 5. AFT Impulse 5 encapsulates all of the new interface and navigational enhancements from AFT Fathom 8 , as well as a considerable breadth of new and improved technical features. One such feature is our newly enhanced Relief Valve Junction. A relief valve can still be modeled as Internal, Exit, or Inline Exit, but we now offer four unique opening/closing profiles as well. With these new profiles, you can now directly model many specialty valves which were previously difficult to model accurately! Another very...
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Applied Flow Technology

Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Platinum Pipe Award!

Now in its 9th 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 2013 AFT Platinum Pipe Award! For the first time this year, we have awarded an honorable mention. Use of Software Features and Model Creativity Winner: Jordan Grose, Beta Machinery Analysis, Canada AFT Impulse was used to solve significant waterhammer occurring after pump trip and check valve closure. Assigned flow junctions were manipulated to make the pressures match at the pump discharge check valves, showing a creative use of the software’s features....
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Trey Walters

AFT Fathom Smooths Earthquake Impact From California's San Andreas Fault

The Los Angeles Aqueduct conveys water from the Owens River in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains to the city of Los Angeles. The system provides 80% of the water to Los Angeles. Part of the aqueduct system travels through the 5.5 mile (9 km) Elizabeth Tunnel. The San Andreas fault cuts across the tunnel and a major earthquake at this location has the potential to cut off this water supply to the city for over a year. Ray Hamilton of AMEC made a fascinating presentation of his work using AFT Fathom on the Elizabeth Tunnel at the AFT Denver User Group...
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