Consulting CONSULTING / RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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REDUCE RISK & IMPROVE ROI

With Flownex® Consulting's depth of experience and leading fundamental engineering tools, we resourcefully and accurately support your development and manage your new products or even perform applied research, including the development of test facilities. Staying competitive in today's dynamic market, requires companies to venture into the unknown and to cross the gap between leading edge research and practical industry implementation and Flownex Consultants can do just that for you.

 

BACKGROUND

The Consulting team offer a wealth of Knowledge - a wide pool of in-depth experience - high level tools - Innovative exploration into new realms of cutting edge technology and engineering in thermal-fluid design and analysis.

Since 1987 Flownex® Consulting has worked in the fields of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics as well as the design, build and operation of thermal-fluid systems. We apply decades of experience with our fundamental understanding of thermodynamics to utilise tools such as Computational fluid Dynamics (CFD), Flownex® SE or fundamental analytical solvers to provide industrial solutions to our client's needs.

 

FUNDAMENTAL INNOVATION

 

CONCEPT, TECHNO-ECONOMIC & FEASIBILITY STUDIES

  • Waste heat / energy recovery - feasibility study.
  • Brayton and Rankine cycle power and co-generation plants - technical feasibility assessment.
  • Mine designer waste co-disposal concept evaluation.
  • Pilot plant commissioning and operational root cause analysis.
  • Waste-to-energy and water purification facility - Technoeconomic study.
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

  • Design, manufacturing, supply and servicing of heat pumps for water heating systems (Residential and industrial size).
  • Design, manufacturing, supply and servicing of mining mobile refrigeration units for spot cooling.
  • EPC - compressor heat recovery at AGA Mponeng and Moab Khotsong mines.
  • Mechanical evaporators - waste water management.
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DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, COMMISIONING AND/OR OPERATION OF TEST FACILITIES

  • PBMM proof of concept – world first recuperated Brayton cycle.
  • High Temperature (1600°C) and High Pressure (50MPa) test facilities.
  • Pre-conceptual design of HTGR Component Test Facility.
  • High Voltage Direct Current Accelerated aging chamber design assistance and project management.
  • Dehumidification and ventilation design for mine VSD room.
  • Design of specific components of a gas centrifuge.
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PLANT CONTROL PHILOSOPHY ANALYSIS & ENGINEERING SIMULATOR

  • Small Modular reactor concept design and control philosophy analysis.
  • Utilise engineering simulator to reduce test facility commissioning time.
  • Firewater pump startup control philosophy.
  • PCU Plant Trip Transient for recuperator test facility.
  • Gas drainage plant control philosophy analysis.
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