Computational fluid dynamics services for the process and energy industry

The use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) helps to, for instance, optimize processes, improve performance, reduce energy consumption and ensure safety, without forgetting the environmental aspects.

Process development is aimed at reducing the consumption of resources or improving safety, for example, in order for you to be able to make it through possible accident situations. CFD offers endless possibilities for that.

With our simulation service, you can compare different design options in order to find the optimal version. In some cases, through automatic optimization, we can go through a huge number of options in order to come up with the most optimal solution.

The common challenge is that the processes or energy production facilities do not allow us to test different conditions or solutions without an extensive test laboratory. We can implement sc a laboratory virtually using CFD. This way, research and development times are considerably shorter and you can minimize material consumption.

  • Power plants
  • Heat ventilation and cooling
  • Risk analysis
  • Chemical industry

Computational fluid dynamics in power plants

You can use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) extensively in the design of new power plants and in refurbishing existing ones. We help you get the maximum benefit also in product development and troubleshooting processes.

CFD simulation is a quick and cost-effective way of examining processes that would be difficult or even impossible to examine using traditional methods. With our comprehensive competence in power plants, combined with our expertise in CFD, we can provide you with important and reliable information and understanding on the functioning of your power plant.

Our CFD projects are always tailored. This allows us to ensure that our CFD simulations model the correct properties and provide answers to precisely your questions, whether they concern the prevention of problems or improving performance.

  • Detailed combustion modeling
  • Simulation of explosions and other similar structural interactions
  • Design and modeling of turbomachinery (pumps, fans, turbines and compressors)
  • Modeling heat exchangers’ performance and pressure drop
  • Simulation of indoor premises and open environments
  • Simulation of noise caused by flow and mechanical vibrations
  • Fine-tuning and optimization of industrial automation
  • Combustion simulation of exhaust pipelines
  • Pressure surges

Computational fluid dynamics in the chemical industry

In chemical industry simulations, we can most commonly improve mixing, separation, the transfer of heat or mass with computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

For chemical industry simulations, we offer both solid competence in the chemical industry and the skill to simplify demanding processes. These create a stable basis for creating a cost-effective end result that meets your needs.

Our experienced experts provide you with simulations of even the most challenging processes, taking into consideration chemical reactions and the properties of various compounds, in addition to fluid dynamics.

Often it is exactly factors such as mass transfer, particle separation, bubble rise velocity, phase changes and heat transfer that play a key role in the efficiency of a process. We have application competence and the ability to clarify complex phenomena, both of which are required for these CFD simulations.

  • Mixing tanks
  • Water treatment
  • Chemical reactors
  • Separation methods
  • Blowdown
  • Dispersion of reaction energy and heat exchangers
  • Multi-phase simulations and phase transitions
  • Pressure surges

Computational fluid dynamics in HVAC design 

In HVAC design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) calculations can help to ensure the proper functioning of ventilation and air conditioning in a variety of premises, such as public premises, accommodations or demanding clean spaces.

Often, CFD simulation is used to help in the design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. We have a capable team of professionals that can help you and your decision-making by modeling both individual devices and the overall systems that they comprise. 

Analyses allow examining features such as changes in temperature, thermal loads, air humidity, particle dispersion, gas mixing and forced or natural convection.

  • Calculating devices’ pressure drop and noise generation
  • Optimization of heat exchangers (heat transfer and pressure drop)
  • Nozzle optimization (spray shape and mixing)
  • Modeling particle content and movement
  • Simulating relative humidity
  • Mixing of various gases
  • Indoor air conditioning and optimization, recognizing positive feedback loops and dead zones
  • Dust management
  • Combustion simulations (smoke ventilation and thermal loads)

Accident and risk analyses

Accident situations such as explosions, fires and gas leaks can be accurately simulated. The effects of the accident can be minimized with a risk analysis, in which we carefully take into account your secretion needs.

  • Gas leak modeling
  • Dispersion modeling
  • Combustion and explosion modeling
  • Heat radiation modeling

We can carry out analyses ranging from high-level risk assessments to detailed modeling of accidents. For example, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation allows us to identify how hazardous gases spread and what is the size of the safe zone.

Our areas of special expertise include gas leaks, dispersion modeling, fire scenarios and various explosions. We have extensive knowledge of chemicals and chemical reactions, which provides a solid foundation for reliable modeling.

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Teemu Nieminen

CFD Sales Manager