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AFT Blog

Welcome to the Applied Flow Technology Blog where you will find the latest news and training on how to use AFT Fathom, AFT Arrow, AFT Impulse, AFT xStream and other AFT software products.
Trey Walters

Where Did the Name "Fathom" Come From?

A frequently asked question at our training seminars - usually during a break or over lunch - is how we came up with the name "Fathom". More completely, the product is named AFT Fathom™ and it is considered by many as the world's leading pipe flow modeling software product.

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[...] There is a similar story behind the naming of AFT Fathom™ and I told that story several months ago here. [...]
Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:10
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Whats the Story behind the name Arrow and Impulse???
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Trey Walters

Save Money, Reduce Energy and Improve Sustainability with AFT

The growing emphasis on sustainable business practices and environmental responsibility has impacted AFT software in several areas. In recent years we have added built-in capabilities to AFT Fathom and AFT Arrow to calculate energy usage and to estimate the cost to operate rotating equipment. This is available on the Analysis menu in the “Cost Settings” window. Using AFT Fathom, TME Energy Services Division developed a model of the chilled water system at the University of Arkansas. The project realized an annual energy savings of 1.9 million KWHr and $67,000 in pumping power and $1,200,000 in annual chiller electrical and gas energy...
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Geoff Stone
35% of the world's energy is reportedly used in conveying fluids. According to the Hydraulic Institute 80% of pumps have been poor... Read More
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Printing Input and Output

You can print all of or select portions of your model data window in order to have a hard copy of your input. Likewise you can print all of or select portions of your output window in order to have a hardcopy of the output. Printing both of these windows allows you to have hardcopies and backups of everything you would need to perform calculation checks on your model. After building your model and entering all of the required data, browse to the Model Data window and click “View/Model Data Control”. After setting up the input data to be displayed, click...
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Trey Walters


As President of AFT, I often hear from our customers about how one of AFT's software products has helped them solve a problem or made their lives easier. Sometimes I'll notice something in the news and think how AFT's products COULD have helped avoid a problem. Every month, I'd like to share these insights with you in hopes that we can all work together to make our pipelines safer and more efficient. Last week I met an AFT Impulse user at a conference and was reminded of how profoundly our products affect the safety of industrial systems. I made a presentation...
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