Applied Flow Technology (AFT) is now accepting entries for the 2021 Platinum Pipe Award. Since 2004, the annual contest has recognized excellence in piping and ducting system modeling using AFT software. On average, five to ten projects are recognized each year in the categories of:

  1. Most Interesting Model: Show how features in AFT software allowed entrants to model something that they were not able to do before. Could encompass a model that is particularly interesting, using features in a creative way, an interesting use of a module, or even the model with the most interesting backstory. 
  2. Correlation to Test/Field Data: Did the entrant’s hydraulic model and field data match well? Did it compare a real system to one modeled in AFT software?
  3. Operational Benefits and Sustainability: Did the entrant’s hydraulic model significantly change the way operations are performed and save time, energy, material, or money? Was the reliability of the system increased? Were there environmental benefits from the study?

Any user of AFT software is eligible to nominate themselves. Entries are due to AFT by October 31, 2020, and can be submitted on the company’s website.