Gas processing

Flownex® contains a large library of thermo-fluid components designed specifically for both steady-state and dynamic system performance analysis and optimization.

OVERVIEW

As the demand for mission critical data centres increases the need for the validation of thermal management systems is continuously increasing. Advancements in simulation now make it possible to evaluate and optimise thermal management systems providing data centre operators with more efficient and robust cooling solutions. Flownex® provides engineers with an ideal system simulation tool for the analysis and optimisation of data centre thermal management systems.

APPLICATIONS

THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Simulation models for new and existing data centres are becoming an industry standard due to their usefulness as digital twins in modern operations. Flownex® is an ideal tool for use in simulating the thermal management systems of modern data centres for use in the following applications:

Thermal Ride Through/Short Break

  • Simulate entire chilled water system in transient to calculate supply air temperatures for data halls following a brief loss of power
  • Run parametric studies to find maximum IT load that still meets the required SLA temperatures during a restart

Design Changes

  • Test modifications in a virtual system model before implementing the changes in the data centre
  • Test different control strategies in a virtual system model to prove benefits of the change to data centre operators

Understand Impact of Ambient Conditions

  • Quantify number of excursion hours using typical weather data for the site
  • Quantify water usage of coolers for different IT loads and different ambient conditions

HEAT RECOVERY

DISTRIBUTION PIPELINE MODELS

  • Calculate flow distribution
  • Calculate optimal pipe diameter
  • Calculate optimal insulation thickness

COOLING TOWER MODELS

  • Size free and forced draft cooling towers
  • Calculate makeup water requirements

HEAT PUMP MODELS

  • Model complete vapor compression cycle
  • Size heat exchangers and compressors

WASTE HEAT POWER GENERATION

CONCEPT DESIGN

  • Power cycle selection
  • Working fluid selection

CONTROL SYSTEM INTEGRATION

  • Optimize control system logic
  • Investigate load changes
  • Investigate trip scenarios

FEATURES

Flownex® stands out as a leader in system simulation through its extensive list of features. These features include:

  • Clean and intuitive user interface
  • Accurate fluid models
    • Humid air model
    • Two Phase Refrigerant models
    • Secondary refrigerants (Ethelene Glycol and Propylene Glycol) 
    • Brine models
  • Full transient capabilities, including:
    • Adaptive time-step functionality
    • Thermal and inertia
    • Distributed control system library
  • Comprehensive component library for modelling of both chilled water systems and AHUs
  • Customizable components allowing multiple levels of detail where limited performance data is available
  • Ability to import complex chilled water piping from Revit BIM files
  • Built-in design and analysis features allowing automated parametric studies
  • ISO9001 Certification
  • Co-simulation with 6Sigma and Ansys products

RESOURCES

Download our latest Gas Processing brochure or get in touch to discuss how Flownex can be applied in your Industry.

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