Barracuda Virtual Reactor replaces with advanced physics-based computer simulations the typical trial and error exploratory procedures of ‘just going ahead’ with expensive hardware modifications or changes in reactor operations
VR provides you with high confidence and is an ‘insurance policy’ that proposed hardware or process changes will actually perform as expected; and it even reveals the ‘why’ these will fail or work
VR when employed in concert with your engineering staff will help to ensure your fluidization unit receives the maximum financial benefits from
Reliability improvements, component lifetime extension with reduced erosion
Hardware upgrades work together and as expected
Product ‘yields’ are maximized
Changes to feedstocks, catalysts and operating ranges have no surprises
Reactor scale-ups or turn-downs perform as promised
Minimize emissions and reduce need for costly ‘scrubbing’ hardware
The fact that Barracuda uses the entire particle size distribution and not just one (or two) representative particles sizes sets it apart from other commercial CFD tools. In addition, you don’t have to quit your day job to use this code.
— Dr. Ray Cocco, President, Particulate Solid Research Inc.