Beyond Process Simulation: What process simulation doesn’t tell you, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can.
The Chemical and process industry includes manufacturers of consumer and industrial chemicals, process equipment manufacturers and engineering, procurement and construction.
Every year, millions of dollars are lost due to inefficiencies in mixing, spraying, coating, curing and other manufacturing processes. Analytical methods and experimental measurements answer some of these challenges, but many unknowns still arise. Imagine having the ability to optimize these processes virtually, reducing waste and saving time.
New and innovative chemicals and processes are discovered in labs, then transferred to plant scales of thousands of tons per year. This transfer requires rigorous engineering and it is here that CFD plays a role: analyzing designs, troubleshooting, scaling-up, expanding capacity, comparing alternative designs of reactors etc.
Easing scale-up pains with simulation
With STAR-CCM+ the power of CFD is now accessible to a process engineer with limited simulation experience but sufficient process knowledge. Combined with a dedicated tool for mixing (Admixtus), STAR-CCM+ offers a virtual process design and development platform for fluid flow, heat transfer, reactions and particle flows. HEEDS brings automated design exploration and optimization to this process, enabling the industry to save millions of dollars in improved process and equipment design and troubleshooting. DARS offers management and analyses of chemical reactions for your combustion needs. From mixing to separators to reactors to particle transport to combustion, we offer a multidisciplinary design process to create a digital twin, enabling you to optimize and fine-tune your process and equipment early in the design cycle.