Numerical simulation is the tool which allows us to see inside the virtual black box that is industrial combustion.
In the case of thermal equipment (boilers, ovens, dryers, chimneys, heat exchangers, etc.), it can be extremely difficult to collect operational data due to the extremely high temperatures within.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) or Numerical Simulation is the key to unlocking this black box, and revealing the secrets that can be hidden within.
Our tool allows us to develop new concepts in a very precise way, thanks to modeling and simulation with digital mock-ups.
Using a framework of STAR-CD, STAR-CCM+ and other modeling platforms, our engineers have designed numerous custom software solutions to simulate a variety of combustion phenomena. Having full control over our tools in this way gives us the flexibility and adaptability needed to conduct customized studies.
BMA has developed its’ own specialized software to analyze the natural or assisted circulation patterns of water through boiler tubes.
Our software reproduces boiling and two-phase flow to provide information critical to boiler manufacturers and operators alike. Our model can predict flow conditions such as flow rate, velocity, quality, void fraction, heat transfer characteristics, flow pattern information, as well as the critical heat flux and anisothermality limits inside boiler tubes.
A boiler circulation analysis can help you to:
By allowing us to physically validate products at different stages of development, our workshop is the perfect complement to our engineering services and our modeling and numerical simulation tools.
Testing of developed concepts, prototypes, or existing systems are often extremely important to the design process, to fabrication, as well as to troubleshooting. In our workshop, we conduct rigorous tests and evaluations which can test the viability of a system, verify that it conforms to regulations, and pinpoint critical areas for improvement.
A few of the projects carried out in our lab: