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CPFD Software Releases Barracuda Virtual Reactor® 17.3

March 27, 2018

CPFD Software Releases Barracuda Virtual Reactor 17.3

Albuquerque, NM – March 27, 2018 - CPFD, LLC is pleased to announce the release of Barracuda Virtual Reactor 17.3, engineering software for simulation and analysis of fluidized bed reactors and other gas-solid systems.

This latest release enables users to more easily simulate complex systems through enhanced project set-up and modification.  New features include:

Graphical Selection of Initial and Boundary Conditions
Virtual Reactor™ now allows initial and boundary conditions to be easily defined with simple point-click-and-drag, getting your project set up faster than ever and reducing the overall time-to-solution.

Initialization of Fluid and Particles From the IC File of a Previous Simulation
Gain even more value from previously-obtained Virtual Reactor simulation results. Now users can start a new simulation using conditions from a previous simulation, allowing for more adaptability to an already existing or running project. With this new feature, mid-project updates to aspects of your simulation such as materials, boundary conditions, chemical reactions, output options and more gives you greater control over end-results.

Flexible Material Property Correlations with Lookup Table Specification and Limits
More flexible definition of property curves is now available by specifying material properties through lookup tables.  Property limiters make Virtual Reactor simulations more realistic and easier to set up than ever before.

With these features and other enhancements, CPFD Software continues to advance the speed, capability, and ease-of-use of Virtual Reactor. We carry on our commitment to helping engineers meet the challenges of designing, troubleshooting, and optimizing the performance of fluidized bed reactors and other industrial gas-solid systems.

Barracuda Virtual Reactor is specialized CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulation software used by leading engineering service providers, OEMs and manufacturers worldwide in oil refining, petrochemical, energy, and minerals processing industries to design, troubleshoot and optimize industrial fluidized bed reactors (FBRs) – improving profitability and competitive advantage through improved equipment performance, lower warranty risk and rework, higher yields, lower operating costs and longer up-time.

Virtual Reactor software is recognized as providing a unique capability to model industrial FBRs at full-scale, changing how fluidized bed reactors are designed and optimized. Virtual Reactor is able to handle both the scale and complexity of FBRs by virtue of its proprietary modeling technology that, unlike other CFD methods, can effectively simulate gas-solid systems containing any number of particles with any particle size distribution. Barracuda Virtual Reactor is computationally efficient and exploits low-cost parallel computing hardware enabling customers to deploy the software without requiring investment in expensive high-performance computing resources.

About CPFD Software

CPFD Software is the leader in CFD simulation of large-scale gas-particle systems. We are highly focused on providing engineering simulation software tools and solutions to industry. Our software is designed specifically for use in engineering design and optimization of fluidized bed reactors, one of the most widely used processes in oil refining and manufacture of petrochemicals, and also in the clean energy sector in production of electricity, gas and liquid fuels from coal and biomass. The core technology also has application in many other industries, helping in reduction of energy costs and emissions and improvement of process efficiency and profitability.

For more information, contact:

Phone: (505) 275-3849