Summary: “The integration of RLM helps us not only provide floating license capability, but also allows us the ability to license new modules separately, such as the new chemistry module,” explained Scott Thibault, CPFD Software’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Responding to market conditions, to our client’s detailed technical needs, is the heart of our business.”
CPFD Software’s Barracuda
CPFD Software’s Barracuda v14.3 Allows Simulation of Particle-Fluid Flows with Full Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics
In the fourth quarter of 2009, CPFD Software LLC, the creators of the Barracuda simulation package for particle-fluid systems, released the latest version of their sophisticated engineering software for modeling 3-dimensional chemical, thermal, and flow dynamics in gas-solid and liquid-solid systems
Barracuda v14.3 Includes:
- NEW Chemistry Module for modeling the homogenous & heterogeneous chemical reactions inside fluidized bed reactors.
- Gas Release of an entrapped gas or liquid within a solid.
- Liquid Injection Module that simulates liquid spray coating of particles such as fluidized-bed cokers.
- Wear Model that allows component wear to be reported on annualized basis.
- Reprise License Manager to allow floating licenses and full usage reporting
Barracuda is used by major oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, and power equipment manufacturers for simulating, understanding, and optimizing the operation of fluidized systems. Common applications are FCC (fluidized catalytic cracking) reactors and regenerators, fluidized chemical reactors, and CFB (circulating fluidized bed) burners in coal-fired power plants, and both coal and biomass gasification reactors.
These critical gas-particle and liquid-particle systems are key elements in moving from a batch process to a more profitable continuous manufacturing process. When added to the detailed fluid/particle flow and thermodynamics, the new full chemistry modeling in this latest Barracuda release completes the simulation package, providing an important enabling technology for designers and operators of this equipment. Barracuda is capable of modeling this equipment at lab scale, pilot scale and full production scale with detailed chemistry at every stage.
“The integration of RLM helps us not only provide floating license capability, but also allows us the ability to license new modules separately, such as the new chemistry module,” explained Scott Thibault, CPFD Software’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Responding to market conditions, to our client’s detailed technical needs, is the heart of our business.”