Did you know that Sepro uses Computational Fluid Dynamics to optimize our equipment designs?

Sepro Mixing & Pumping uses a sophisticated modeling tool which allows our design team to perform real time simulations on agitated systems, providing us with insights into how to optimize our equipment designs from both the process as well as mechanical design facets. These tools employ Computational Fluid Dynamics to produce quantifiable outputs which can be presented as a table, graph, picture or video.

What is Computational Fluid Dynamics?

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a branch of engineering science which produces quantitative predictions of fluid motion and its interaction with solid objects by resolving sets of governing equations. It is done using modern computers and different algorithms developed for specific tasks and conditions.

CFD can provide useful (and often critical) information about fluid behavior during early stages of system design at low cost and short time. It can predict and visualize the spatial distribution and the transient behavior of hydrodynamic and transport properties.

At Sepro Mixing and Pumping, we employ the use of CFD to tackle difficult tasks such as multiple cases of non-standard geometrical properties, complex rheology, and multiphase simulations where gas, fluids and solids interact.

How Do You Use Computational Fluid Dynamics?

Generally speaking, mixing results in the desired process outcome being achieved by applying the appropriate mechanical motion driving the fluid dynamic effects to facilitate the demanded process performance. The fluid dynamic effects constitute various flow attributes inclusive of shear, mean flow, turbulence etc. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) empowers our abilities to critically review these attributes.

With the adoption of real time (transient) modeling tools we have moved beyond the limitations time averaged (steady state) modeling presented. This greater, more lucid insight opened better evaluation and interpretation of fluid dynamic behavior into the time sensitive mixing processes we often have to specifically design to.

Example of a still from a real time simulation
Example of a still from a real time simulation

With more powerful processing capabilities we are in a position to perform these complicated time and simulation demanding runs allowing for significantly more detailed and comprehensive outputs. The results are significantly more complete and providing greater insights than traditional model results.
Traditional time averaged (steady state) simulation output

Time sensitive outputs provide real time data on the flow within the agitated space which can be utilized not only for accurate process analysis but also for reviewing mechanical dynamics within the vessel touching on design considerations ranging from baffle loads to impeller fatigue analysis.

Leverage Our CFD Capabilities

Sepro Mixing and Pumping partners with its customers to collaborate in analyzing their applications through modeling as well as physical model validation to arrive at the optimal design solutions.

When you choose to work with Sepro, not only will you tap into the expertise of our experienced technical engineers, but you will also be able to leverage the advanced capabilities of CFD modeling to accurately optimize your desired process outcome.

Want to learn more about Computational Fluid Dynamics? Speak with one of our Sepro engineers today by contacting us today!

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