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Applied Flow Technology celebrates 25th anniversary of Fathom tool

AFT Fathom, one of the leading pipe flow modelling software tools from Applied Flow Technology (AFT), is celebrating 25 years of operations.

Developed as a hobby by AFT president and founder Trey Walters, the software product was originally intended to carry out both steady-state and waterhammer calculations. The waterhammer modelling was later dropped, and the final product focuses on steady-state pipe flow modelling.

The Fathom name initially stood for Fundamental Analysis of Transient Hydraulics using Object-oriented Modelling, however the acronym has since been dropped and the technology is simply referred to as Fathom.

Most recently, in 2018 the interface was enhanced with the release of AFT Fathom 10, giving engineers the ability to integrate seamlessly with Excel, GIS Shapefiles, CAESAR II, EPANET, ROHR2, AutoCAD Plant 3D, SmartPlant, PDS and CADWorx, as well as use 2D or isometric pipe model viewing, according to the company.

Over the past 25 years, AFT Fathom has been used by engineers to identify solutions within advanced piping and ducting systems.