Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a sophisticated, computer-based simulation analysis of systems involving fluid flow, heat transfer, and related phenomena. This powerful technique is applicable over a wide range of power generating industry applications. Babcock Power Environmental can use CFD modeling on any OEM’s new or existing equipment. These projects include:
- Coal burning and combustion analysis to determine the effects of fuel switching
- Analysis of the effects of combustion and thermal performance of new low-NOx burners in an existing boiler prior to burner installation.
- Determining the effect of increased draft loss from the additional ductwork when installing post-combustion NOx and SO2 emissions control equipment (SCRs and scrubbers).
- Analysis of the flow of the air/pulverized coal mixture in a coal pipe network to improve coal flow distribution, improve pulverizer performance, and reduce coal pipe and burner head erosion.
- Analysis of gas flows in a furnace for designing or optimizing boundary or overfire air (OFA) systems to ensure proper O2 concentrations at critical locations in the furnace.