CFD simulations are used at STELZER Rührtechnik for conceptual studies of new designs, product developments and verification of agitator engineering design and supplementation of tests under realistic conditions in the laboratory. They can be used to simulate tests that are not possible with real media for safety reasons. This may be due to toxic, explosive or carcinogen effects of the product.
We use CFD simulations to assess the flow conditions in the vessels and determine whether a given agitator will perform as required. It is a further advantage that the model is running using the actual dimensions and not the model dimensions. The combination of the CFD investigations with conventional agitator software ensures maximum safety regarding the process engineering design for the agitator. In brief: Belt and braces.
* CFD = Computational Fluid Dynamics