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Trey Walters

Who said pipe flow can’t be fun? Disney’s World of Color water spectacular

In 2010 the Walt Disney Company created a mind-boggling new night time show called World of Color at the Disney California Adventure theme park which is part of Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. For anyone who ever doubted that flow can be fun, you need to see this show! A few weeks ago I saw World of Color while in California with one of my kids. While it was not the first time I have seen the show (OK, I think it was the eighth time), my son and I were reminded of how excellent this show is. There is nothing else...
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John Rockey

Annotation Images

One of the many new features in Fathom 8 is the ability to show images in the annotation box. This simple feature will allow the engineer to easily and clearly communicate a vast array of information through the Workspace and Visual Report.   To add an image to the Workspace or Visual Report, as seen above, select the Annotation tool from the toolbox. Then select the “Line/Arrow/Image” tab and specify the file path to your image. Once the image is selected, click OK. The image box shown on the workspace can be easily moved and resized.
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Trey Walters

AFT Fathom 8 and the Future of AFT

AFT Fathom 8 began shipping last week. And we are excited. The release of AFT Fathom 8 coincided with the unveiling of our new logo, new website and newly branded material. It is not an understatement to say this represents a new era for AFT. What does all of this mean for the future? The new, more modern look and feel of AFT Fathom 8 is based on a new underlying architecture. We will be working hard to move all of our other products to this architecture as quickly as possible. Our best guess is that AFT Impulse 5 will be available...
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Applied Flow Technology

Case Study: DuPont Saves Millions of Dollars With AFT Fathom on Slurry System Operational Problem

DuPont experienced severe operational problems on a new product line that put at risk a multimillion dollar investment. The system involved pumping of a non-Newtonian fluid which behaved as a Power Law fluid. AFT Fathom ’s unique capability to model valves and fittings was critical to identifying the cause of the problem and guiding the solution. DuPont engineer Dan Wood teamed with AFT President Trey Walters to present a technical paper this week at the 28 th International Pump User Symposium in Houston, Texas. There they presented the problem and resolution which involved a new valve and fitting calculation method developed...
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Trey Walters

AFT Fathom 8...Worth the Wait

We at Applied Flow Technology are really excited about the new version of AFT Fathom 8 coming in September. Once our customers get their hands on it we are confident they will be equally excited. This version represents the most significant upgrade since AFT Fathom 4 was released in year 2000. It will further establish AFT Fathom as the world's leading pipe flow modeling tool. The prices are increasing soon so if you are planning to order new AFT Fathom licenses or SUM annual support do not delay. Read further for more details. The effort to move AFT Fathom from version 7 to...
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Ben Keiser

Increasing Heat Exchanger Accuracy for Large Temperature Differences and Non-Linear Heat Capacity

Many times when modeling heat transfer using heat exchangers in AFT Fathom , significant temperature differences across the heat exchanger can have a major impact on the accuracy of the heat transfer results.  This can especially become a problem with non-linear heat capacity relationships.  The heat transfer across the heat exchanger in the model below is calculated from the temperature difference across the heat exchanger and the arithmetic average heat capacity. One way to enhance the accuracy of the heat transfer results is to model the single heat exchanger junction, J2, as multiple heat exchangers as shown in the below model....
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Trey Walters

AFT Software Pricing Will Change in September with the Release of Fathom 8.

The next generation of AFT Fathom will be released in September 2012, offering engineers unprecedented modeling and user interface capabilities. Pricing Highlights: Second and additional seats, on the same purchase, of a network license will receive a 10% discount. Customers who maintain a current Support, Upgrade & Maintenance (SUM) subscription on their network licenses will receive a 10% discount on future purchases of that product.  The AFT Fathom Cost Estimation (CST) and Non-Settling Slurry (NSL) modules will no longer be offered as separate items but will be included as part of the core AFT Fathom 8 product. Package discounts for buying...
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