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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.
Ben Keiser

Why Flow Analysis Is Neglected

We hope you enjoyed our previous article on the Top 6 Reasons Your Design Should Include Flow Analysis. But now… let's get a bit serious and talk about three main reasons why flow analysis is neglected during the design process. It could be straight neglect, or unconscious neglect. Either way we will open the conversation and provide some insi...
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Rafael Hoyer

Link Your Heat Transfer

We are frequently asked about AFT capabilities, and today I want to talk about how to model the heat transfer on heat exchangers. This is something we have discussed previously. But apparently, it is still a confusing topic while using AFT Products to model systems in which heat exchangers are present.  First, I have to say that in fact it is ...
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Guest — Michael Shahrokhani
Hi in figure 1 , cold fluid pump J200 is wrongly shown, i.e. fluid is going in through discharge end and getting out through sucti... Read More
Saturday, 16 February 2019 09:45
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Rafael Hoyer

¡Ubicación Automática de Bombas!

¿Alguna vez te has hecho esta pregunta? Hace unos meses atrás estando a cargo del soporte de AFT recibí la llamada de un cliente que se encontraba en la búsqueda de una aplicación que automáticamente le ayudara a determinar la ubicación de su bomba o sistema de bombeo (principal e impulsoras) en su sistema de tuberías. Los productos AFT han sido de...
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Trey Walters

A Modern Equivalent of “Beating Swords into Plowshares”

Every once in a while I write a blog related to my life before AFT. Today is one of those days. And I am going to talk about swords and plowshares. This is a reference to the Old Testament book of Isaiah of moving from war to peace. First, bear with me while I tell a humorous story of the early days of AFT that relates to plows. I was applying for ...
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Trey Walters

The United States Government Is Shut Down. Does Anyone Care?

Those living outside the USA may not know that our government has been shut down for about a month now. Those inside the USA may or may not have seen the effects and, for some of us, may be completely oblivious. For those who work for the US government, I am sure all of you know about the shut down very well as you have gotten an unscheduled vacati...
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Guest — Lynn Conrad
Trey, no one is working without pay. Their pay checks have been delayed until the shutdown is over, but all government workers wi... Read More
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 17:53
Trey Walters
Hi Lynn: Sorry if I offended you or anyone else. I myself approved your comment here for public view on this blog. When I came th... Read More
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 21:14
Guest — Steve
What percentage of those workers affected by the shutdown are contractors, rather than government employees, and what is the likel... Read More
Thursday, 24 January 2019 13:39
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Stephanie Villars

Visualize Your Goals

AFT Impulse 7 has several different tools to analyze waterhammer, including several new features such as Visual Report Animation. This tool offers a new method to understand how different sections in a network interact with each other allowing users to quickly locate points of interest for further analysis, and visually demonstrate the system ...
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Trey Walters

The Powerful Yet Frail Human Mind: Reality, Cognitive Biases, and Collective Hallucinations

Every once in awhile I read a book that really influences me. One such book is The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis (author of several other books that have been made into major Hollywood films – including The Blind Side and The Big Short). The Undoing Project discusses the insightful and innovative work of psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Am...
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