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July 25, 2013

August Barracuda Training Class

A Barracuda New User Training Class has been scheduled for August 19, 2013 - August 23, 2013. The class will be held at CPFD Software, located in Albuquerque, NM. Click the link below to view the agenda for the upcoming training class. Agenda...

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March 25, 2013

NEW Barracuda Virtual Reactor®: Powerful CAE Software to Save Millions of Dollars in High-Risk Fluidized Reactor Operations

Just released - the Barracuda Virtual Reactor® from CPFD Software, the creators of the Barracuda® simulation package for particle-fluid systems. This computer aided engineering (CAE) software is a break‐through for modeling the highly coupled chemical, thermal, and flow dynamics for a wide range of industrial fluidized reactors.

Barracuda VR® enables never-before-possible simulations of chemical reactions for users of fluidized bed reactors (FBRs) and circulating fluidized bed (CFB) processing. It can be used in diverse industries including petrochemicals, power generation, chemicals production, biofuels, ore refining, and gasification, and many clean tech processes, such as carbon capture.

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March 8, 2013

April Barracuda Training Class

A Barracuda New User Training Class has been scheduled for April 8, 2013 - April 12, 2013. The class will be held at CPFD Software, located in Albuquerque, NM. Click the link below to view the agenda for the upcoming training class. Agenda...

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December 6, 2012

January Barracuda Training Class

A Barracuda New User Training Class has been scheduled for January 28, 2013 - February 1, 2013. The class will be held at CPFD Software, located in Albuquerque, NM. Click the link below to view the agenda for the upcoming training class. Agenda...

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November 20, 2012

Press Release

  • A 40MW biomass-fired CFB boiler in Strongoli, Italy was studied to determine engineered solutions to excessive erosion at multiple points in the CFB loop, including the cyclone inlet region, fluidized-bed heat exchanger, and suspension tube assembly downstream of the cyclone.
  • An FCC regenerator at a U.S. refinery was studied to determine the root cause of afterburning (temperature rise between the top of the bed and the cyclone inlets) that had been observed in the operating unit for its entire 70-year operating life to date. 
  • A 140MW coal-fired CFB furnace at a municipal power plant in Duisburg, Germany, was modeled to determine the impact of co-firing the unit with 25% biomass. 
  • A unique sorbent-based warm syngas clean-up system being developed for IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) applications was modeled, including both hydrodynamic effects and chemistry. 
  • Components of a refiner’s FCC reactor were modeled to determine the change in erosion performance from design changes proposed by the equipment licensor for reducing erosion in the inlet region of the reactor riser cyclones. 

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September 19, 2012

November Barracuda Training Class

A Barracuda New User Training Class has been scheduled for November 12 - 16, 2012. The class will be held at CPFD Software, located in Albuquerque, NM. Click the link below to view the agenda for the upcoming training class. Agenda...

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