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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.

New Features Coming Soon to AFT Fathom & AFT Impulse

We've been working hard to bring users a wide range of functions from more intuitive menus and interfaces to new ways to present model data. In total, there are more than 25 new features and enhancements that will be released in the coming months. While all four of our primary products will be released very closely together, below is the list for A...

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AFT 30 Years Ago and Today

September 14. That is the day I consider to be AFT's official birthday. In 1993 I resigned from my job in the power industry and started working on AFT Fathom 1.0 full-time that day. Thirty years ago today I was assembling a business plan and figuring out how I could finance the founding of AFT. I have found myself reflecting a lot this year – on A...

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My Recent Visit With Newton and Galileo

I suspect Europeans who live near world history sites just accept this as normal. For a backwater American like me, it is amazing to come across the final resting places of Isaac Newton and Galileo. I recently had that privilege in London and Florence. On my 60th birthday in early April, I had the privilege of visiting Westminster Abbey. Among the ...

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How to use AFT Workspace Layers

We are excited to share Workspace Layers, a new feature for the Applied Flow Technology software suite that you'll be working with soon! A group of layers is like a stack of transparencies. Each layer displays specific, customizable information and together they combine to form the Workspace view for your model. This is concept is much like Adobe P...

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Once Again, I Am Amazed By the Ancient Romans

In April I became old. I mean really, really old. I might even be called ancient. But not as ancient as the Romans. You see, in April I had my 60th birthday. The day fell a week short of a twice-delayed waterhammer conference held in The Netherlands. When my wife asked me what I wanted to do for my 60th birthday, I responded "Since we will already ...

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When Waterhammer Makes Things Explode

Last month I presented a technical paper that was both the easiest and the hardest paper I have written. The paper was on a waterhammer accident in 2016 at an alumina refinery which caused a slurry pump to catastrophically fail. The pump casing exploded and the hot, caustic slurry it was pumping sprayed onto a technician nearby resulting in severe ...

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Quickly Renumber Your Pipes and Junctions

When building a model in any of AFT's software all pipe and junction numbers must be unique. These pipe and junction numbers can be useful for sorting information in areas such as "Model Data" and "Output". Therefore, keeping an organized structure for these pipe and junction numbers is strongly advised. Though, like every project, unforeseen devel...

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