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Senior Management And Engineers Agree: Barracuda Virtual Reactor Enables Productivity Enhancements for Industrial Fluidization Units

Our Vision For CFD Across Fluidized Reactor Industries

CPFD is advancing the state-of-the-art in a large, but underserved CFD simulation market, by building on its proprietary physics-based simulation technologies to virtualize the chemically reacting particulate flow dynamics of fluidized reactors across all industries and delivering game-changing economic improvements in output, efficiencies, time-to-market, and emissions compliance.

Our clients in Senior Management appreciate the cost savings Barracuda can generate for a relatively small investment, and engineers appreciate the competitive edge it provides by revealing scientific insights unavailable with other software.

Barracuda is unique among CFD technologies because it was designed exclusively for one purpose:  To model particulate-solid flows in fluidized systems.  Unlike familiar codes such as ANSYS Fluent®, CD-Adapco STAR-CCMT®, Open Foam and others who gradually modified single-phase CFD methods in an attempt to model particle flows, the Barracuda® engineering software package was built from the ground up, based on the firm foundation of the multiphase-particle-in cell (MP-PIC) description of the particle phase with strong coupling between fluid and particle phases. As a result, it delivers an unequaled level of accuracy that translates to economic value and a competitive advantage when it comes to:

  • Avoiding costly reactor shutdowns and repairs
  • Lengthening equipment life cycles
  • Increasing production of reactor products and yields
  • Reducing emissions
  • Ensuring success of scale-up operations
  • Predicting performance without prototype investment

You can spend millions using general purpose software in an effort to simulate particle flows and still fall short of what Barracuda can do for a fraction of the cost.