Computational fluid dynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD-modeling in short, has proven to be an invaluable tool for burner research and development. We use CFD modeling to analyze various combustion processes and reduce emission levels. Another use case is ensuring the success of major customer projects. CFD has been part of our product development cycle since the early 2000s.
As a company, we are committed to constantly reducing combustion emissions, such as nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate emissions. As a practical example, CFD modeling was used in the development of the Oilon ACE burner. By the time the first Oilon ACE prototype was fired up, we had simulated dozens of improved burner geometries with CFD. As a result of thousands of hours of computing, we were able to achieve extremely low NOx emissions when firing gas and oil while retaining the ability to adjust the flame and without compromising other properties. Moreover, the need for laboratory testing was reduced, considerably speeding up product development.