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CPFD Software Adds Indian Distributor
Posted Fri September 10, 2010 @03:03PM
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News CPFD Software LLC, the creators of the Barracuda® simulation package for particle-fluid systems, today announced the signing of an International Distribution Agreement with CAEZEN Technologies of Bangalore for the distribution and support of Barracuda in India.

Barracuda is used by major oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, and power equipment manufacturers for simulating, understanding, and optimizing the operation of fluidized systems.

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Common applications are FCC (fluidized catalytic cracking) reactors and regenerators, fluidized bed reactors (FBRs) for chemical manufacturing, CFB (circulating fluidized bed) boilers in coal-fired power plants, and both coal and biomass gasifiers and chemical looping combustion (CLC) units.

India is a very promising market for Barracuda, which has applications in several key industries there, particularly in refining and petrochemicals. India is a major refined product producer and exporter, with refiners like Reliance Petroleum, Indian Oil Company, and Bharat Petroleum among the largest employers in India. Barracuda is a proven solution for design, optimization, and troubleshooting of FCC units, including reactors, regenerators, cyclones, and other components.

India also has domestic chemicals manufacturing companies with technology demands for FBRs, an application where Barracuda has demonstrated significant advantages over traditional CFD tools. Barracuda is already used by global chemical companies for the simulation and design of titanium chlorinators, acrylonitrile reactors, and FBRs used in the production of semiconductor-grade and solar-grade polysilicon.

India is also one of the world’s fastest growing markets for power generation, including thermal power, with a strong thrust on clean coal and both, coal and biomass gasification. Barracuda has demonstrated strengths in predicting the complex hydrodynamics and chemistry in these units and enables engineers to make informed design decisions.

“We are very happy to be working with CPFD Software to bring Barracuda to India,” said Hari Doss, Director at CAEZEN Technologies in Bangalore. “We are already finding very significant interest and expect to have several licenses in place both commercially and in the academic world before the end of FY 2010.” Scott Thibault , Vice President of Sales & Marketing at CPFD Software, added “We are confident that CAEZEN will prove an effective distribution partner for us in India, providing not only sales, training, and post-sales technical support but also related engineering services to our clients in India.”

About CAEZEN Technologies
Founded in 2007 in Bangalore, CAEZEN Technologies is an established distributor of high-end CAE tools to industrial clients in India. With deep relationships in the oil & gas, chemical, cement, and minerals processing industries, CAEZEN is uniquely positioned to provide value-added services and support to Barracuda clients in India.

About CPFD Software
CPFD Software LLC is an Albuquerque-based company specializing in solving particle-gas and particle-liquid problems for the power, oil & gas, petrochemical, and chemical industries. Their Barracuda® software provides accurate simulations of lab-scale, pilot plant, and full-scale reacting bed flows with full thermodynamics and chemistry.

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