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Power Plants & Steam Generators

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Boiler Thermal Design

  • Calculation of heat balance and thermal efficiency
  • Estimation of re-powering and upgrading plans
  • Estimation of heating surface, weight, and price
  • Customized software based on customer’s requirement
  • Exergy analysis and optimization
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HIGH-FIDELITY HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS

  • An INNOVATIVE approach to implement heat exchanger concept in CFD solver to reach the EXACT distribution of temperature for metal and water/steam with reasonable computational cost
  • Reduction of design risk
  • Reduction of unnecessary margins
  • Better estimation of metal temperature
  • Detecting and removing local hot-spots
  • Accuracy in computing thermal stresses
  • Useful to study heat transfer behavior of flow with high degree of non-uniformity in velocity and temperature
  • Applicable to estimate the thermal performance of furnaces with complex tube arrangement
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BOILER CIRCULATION ANALYSIS

  • Circulation Analysis for any configuration of evaporators
  • Analysis of natural and forced circulation
  • Estimation of FAC risk in tubes and risers
  • Able to calculate circulation performance for non-constant heat-absorption of tubes
  • Customized design criteria are available
  • Header/Pipe auto-sizing
  • Finding out the critical branches
  • Suggestion for optimized design
  • Metal temperature at each tube cross-section
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DUCTING

  • Ducting and duct sizing
  • Estimation of draft loss
  • Duct design based on given velocity criteria
  • Design & optimization of guide vanes
  • Design and optimization of flow-correction devices (FCDs)
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BURNER DESIGN & MODIFICATION

  • CFD simulation of burner performance
  • Tailor-made design of different burners
  • Variety of burner duty
  • Analysis of off-design conditions
  • Modification of burners that suffer from hot spots and/or reverse flames
  • Reducing pressure drop of burner equipment
  • Modification of flow-correction devices and guide vanes
  • Burner configuration based on the demand of projects
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PUMP SIZING

  • Selection and sizing of different pumps used in boilers
  • Customized for typical HRSG pumps: condensate extraction pump (CEP), boiler feed water pump (BFWP) and recirculation pump
  • Calculation of piping loss
  • Estimations of required and available NPSH
  • Easy to work with different engineering units
  • Analysis of pump curves
  • Easy to input pump curves in bitmap format
  • Demonstration of operating points on the curve
  • Estimation of control valve data sheet
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GAS TURBINE PERFORMANCE ESTIMATION

  • Performance test analysis
  • Development of correction curves
  • Exergy analysis
  • Efficiency estimation
  • Development of calculating modules
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FLOW ACCELERATED CORROSION (FAC)

  • Investigation of FAC risk in tubes regarding the water chemistry, temperature and flow
  • Calculation of fluid velocity in all branches for all operating conditions to be sure about meeting the criteria
  • Performing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to find out possible regions which are locally susceptible to FAC
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PIPING & INSTRUMENTATION DIAGRAMS (P&IDS)

  • P&ID drawing
  • Automatic pipe sizing by customized criteria
  • Calculation of pipeline pressure drops
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DESIGN OF NITROGEN PURGING SYSTEM

  • Design of N2 supply system for HRSG boilers
  • Required number of N2 cylinders
  • Line sizing and pressure drop
  • Generating P&IDs
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HYDRAULIC BALANCE OF FLOW IN HEADERS

  • CFD simulation of water distribution in boiler headers and tubes
  • Consideration of variable heat absorption in different tubes
  • Modification of tube arrangement to reach required flow homogeneity
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CALCULATION OF BOILER INSULATION

  • Boiler heat loss
  • Required insulation thickness
  • Estimation of boiler outside temperature
  • Calculation of convection/radiation heat loss
  • Able to specify new insulation materials
  • Material properties depending on temperature
  • Temperature drop in pipelines
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FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

  • FEM analysis for pressure parts
  • FEM analysis for non pressure parts
  • Finding out critical regions
  • Estimation of thermal stress in complicated parts
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MATERIAL & MECHANICAL STRENGTH

  • Material selection for pressure parts
  • ASME code calculations for tubes and headers
  • Material selection for fins
  • Calculation of required thickness
  • Able to define new materials
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CONJUGATE HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS

  • Combination of conduction/convection heat transfer
  • Transient heat transfer in tubes & headers
  • Stress analysis of pressure parts

COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY

  • Combustion performance of customized gaseous and liquid fuels
  • Combustion modeling in CFD simulations
  • Estimation of pollutant production (e.g., NOx, CO & SOx)
  • Design of Low-NOx burners
  • Flame stability analysis
  • Design of fuel pipelines
  • Design of flue gas recirculation (FGR)

ROOT-CAUSE STUDY OF PLANT FAILURES

  • Diagnosis and remedies for hot spots, FAC, coke formation, uneven flow distribution, weakness in mechanical strength, …