Engineering Analysis Services for the Processing Industry

TriVista provide expert engineering analysis services for the Processing Industry

Process industry: (Material/solid handling, chemical and process industry, food, pharmaceutical.)

The process and chemical industry faces the continued demand of achieving higher product output under increasingly stringent legislation that pushes the performance of plants to their limits. In this industry, computational engineering analysis tools are now routinely used to assist with either troubleshooting existing plant problems or evaluating design changes aimed at: improving product quality; optimising process performance; conserving energy; minimising environmental impact, improved safety and checking compliance with relevant regulatory or industrial standards.

TriVista has performed a wide range of project analyses on a broad range of advanced process equipment used in this sector such as: pressure vessels, burners, ducting, piping, cooling systems, compressors, condensers, dryers, eductors, energy recovery systems, fans, filtration systems, furnaces, heat exchangers, HVAC systems, instrumentation, manifolds, mixers, motors, ovens, pumps, sealing, separation systems, spray nozzles, storage systems, tanks, vacuum traps, valves and water purification systems. Our engineering team routinely work with clients in providing realistic solutions of genuine commercial interest.

Typical Finite Element (FE) analyses projects previously performed are as follows: Linear and non-linear stress analyses; pressure vessel code standards assessment (ASME VIII Div II, API, PD 5500, BS EN 13445); Dynamic FE analyses (Shock spectrum, time history & PSD loading); rotordynamic simulations, transient dynamic analyses, transient thermal stress analyses and fatigue analyses for process equipment reliability assessment.

The most common requests for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis have been to evaluate: system pressure drops; flow and temperature distributions; thermal analyses (identifying hot spots or quantifying heat transfer rates) and droplet or particle concentrations. Further CFD analysis projects have investigated: flow induced forces; mixing rates; reducing particulate build-up for extended life; decreasing erosion effects; optimising filtration area for greater filter life; minimising dead zones or regions of flow separation; phase change evaluations, species reaction and combustion; gas dispersion; avoiding/reducing cavitation effects; simulating nozzle spray operations; checking residence times; drying; pressure shocks, modelling of noise generated by through-flow or mechanical vibration and wind loading.

Advanced analyses have also been performed involving coupling FE and CFD analysis codes for fluid-structural interaction (FSI) and flow induced vibration (FIV) plus fatigue studies.

TriVista uses the market leading ANSYS software tools. If you would like to know more please feel free to call or email (contact details below). Our experienced engineers will be happy to advise you, without obligation. Alternatively, you may prefer to use our simple enquiry form.