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CPFD Software 2019 HP Awards Finalist

July 27, 2019

Update October 25, 2019

As you all know, the HP Awards were cancelled due to severe flooding in the Houston area. We are pleased to announce that the HP Awards have been rescheduled for November 6th at The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa.


Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream sector's leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for the 2019 HP Awards. CPFD Software is honored that its proprietary Barracuda Virtual Reactor® technology has been nominated as a finalist in the Best Fluid Flow Technology category.

A remarkable adoption of the CPFD technology has happened in the past few years. It wasn’t that long ago when Barracuda Virtual Reactor users were primarily large national or multinational oil companies. Today, refiners of all sizes on 6 continents use CPFD’s services and software to identify root cause of FCCU underperformance and reduce risk of changes through virtual testing. It’s fantastic that Hydrocarbon Processing’s advisory board has recognized this trend in FCC, and the even wider deployment that is underway due to current trends in refinery-petrochemicals integration."
          - Peter Blaser,
            Vice President of Engineering Services, CPFD Software

Winners will be announced at the HP Awards gala that will be held September 19 at The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa in Houston, Texas. This nomination would not have been possible without our customers, and we hope to see you there.  For more information on the event, visit Hydrocarbon Processing or contact us.

CPFD Software are experts in fluid-particle simulation, and their product, Barracuda Virtual Reactor, provides particle-fluid dynamics simulation for engineering design and optimization of industrial fluidized systems and components. Virtual Reactor™ simulation solutions are provided worldwide through software licensing, applications support, and engineering services.

Please visit our FCC Resources page for additional information on CPFD's involvment with Refining applications.