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Software licensing Developing and maintaining in-house expertise

Since no one knows your unit and processes better that the people who operate and live with them every day, most customers prefer to license the Barracuda Virtual Reactor technology for in-house use.   Our CPFD technology is available for license in two commercial software products:  The Barracuda Virtual Reactor and Barracuda.

Barracuda Virtual Reactor:  The latest CPFD breakthrough, Barracuda Virtual Reactor® or Barracuda VR® continues to be the only software of its kind, built exclusively for one single application: Gas-Particle fluidized reactors.  The Barracuda VR software package includes all our models and features, and its unique capabilities have been well validated with both large-scale experimental data and with commercial operating reactors across broad industries.

Barracuda:  The Barracuda package includes all the features of our Barracuda Virtual Reactor package but without the chemistry models.  For hundreds of users who don’t require the modeling of chemical reactions, such as for cold-flow experimental work or to address ubiquitous CFB erosion problems, Barracuda remains the most-efficient and cost-effective means of “seeing inside” their fluidization units.   Barracuda has been continually refined over the years to offer greater speed, accuracy and an exceptional graphical user interface (GUI) for modeling particle flows in fluidization units and experiments.

Both Barracuda VR and Barracuda utilize the same Graphical User Interface (GUI), enabling Barracuda users a consistent training experience on all software features, and a simple upgrade experience for Barracuda users, should chemistry be required at a later time.  For more information on our Training Programs, click here.

For more information on Barracuda VR or Barracuda licensing, or to discuss which product is right for you, contact us.