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CPFD Software Releases Barracuda Virtual Reactor 17.1
Posted Thu December 15, 2016 @05:58PM
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News CPFD Software, LLC today announced the latest release of Barracuda Virtual Reactor®, engineering software for simulation and analysis of the operation of fluidized bed reactors and other gas-solid systems.

The latest release of Barracuda Virtual Reactor (version 17.1) is now even faster - delivering simulation results in a shorter time. Other enhancements include new and improved methods for handling boundary conditions enabling faster model set-up and easier control of bulk particle dynamics across model boundaries, and expansion of thermal and chemical kinetics modeling capability.


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With this release CPFD continues to advance the capability and ease-of-use of Virtual Reactor™ helping engineers meet the challenges of designing, troubleshooting and optimizing the performance of fluidized bed reactors and other industrial gas-solid systems.

Barracuda Virtual Reactor is specialized CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulation software used by leading engineering service providers, OEMs and manufacturers worldwide in oil refining, petrochemical, energy, and minerals processing industries to design, troubleshoot and optimize industrial fluidized bed reactors (FBRs) – improving profitability and competitive advantage through improved equipment performance, lower warranty risk and rework, higher yields, lower operating costs and longer up-time.

Virtual Reactor™ software is recognized as providing a unique capability to model industrial FBRs at fullscale, changing how fluidized bed reactors are traditionally designed and optimized. Virtual Reactor™ is able to handle both the scale and complexity of the internal operation of FBRs due its proprietary Barracuda® modeling technology that, unlike other CFD methods, can effectively simulate gas-solid systems containing any number of particles with any particle size distribution. Barracuda Virtual Reactor is computationally efficient and exploits low-cost parallel computing hardware enabling customers to deploy the software without requiring investment in expensive high-performance computing resources

About CPFD Software
CPFD Software is the leader in CFD simulation of large-scale gas-particle systems. We are highly focused on providing engineering simulation software tools and solutions to industry. Our software is designed specifically for use in engineering design and optimization of fluidized bed reactors, one of the most widely used processes in oil refining and manufacture of petrochemicals, and also in the clean energy sector in production of electricity, gas and liquid fuels from coal and biomass. The core technology has application in many other industries, helping in reduction of energy costs and emissions and improvement of process efficiency and profitability.

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