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.

What is Barracuda VR ?

  • A physics-based engineering software package capable of predicting all fluid, particulate-solid, thermal and chemically reacting behavior inside a fluidized reactor in order to maximize its productivity and reliability.

What is Barracuda VR’s value to Industry

  • To addresse complex, multi-million dollar issues:
  • Oil refinery shutdown:  $1MM per day
  • Reactor emissions control:  $20-100 MM per unit
  • Elimination of a pilot plant: $150-250MM

How is Barracuda VR used?

  • Reactor operations troubleshooting
  • Reactor reliability and ‘yield’ improvements
  • Reactor scale-up
  • Reactor new design or feedstock change-out
  • Reactor emissions reductions

What is Barracuda VR’s Technology Scope?

  • Industrial-scale units, e.g., 10’s of meters in length-scale
  • 3-D physical model, with transient to a steady ‘time-averaged’ solution
  • Fluid flow phenomena, fully coupled to,
  • Particulate-solids phenomena for all ‘dilute-to-dense’ regimes
  • Chemically reacting gaseous and particulate-solid materials
  • Post-processing to quickly and clearly develop solutions
  • Validated against large-scale experiments and industrial units

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