Flownex® SE simultaneously solves mass, momentum and energy in conjunction with two-phase fluid properties for system models. This makes it ideal for modelling supercritical CO2 cycles where key design parameters can be analyzed and optimized.
As increased energy efficiency becomes more critical in all forms of power generation, new cycles are being considered by many industries to replace the traditional Rankine cycle. Supercritical carbon dioxide is currently being considered as a potential successor due to a wide range of advantages, such as a reduced physical footprint, the ability to respond faster to load changes and increased thermal efficiency. Flownex is an ideal tool for engineers to use throughout the development of these new power cycles.
DESIGN sCO2 CYCLE
sCO2 power cycles are still in the early stages of development and therefore many different cycle layouts are being considered. Designers are looking for a balance of efficiency, controllability and cost. Flownex® contains a library of all the components you need to build different cycle layouts and allows you to evaluate them under varying operating conditions.
INTEGRATE BALANCE OF PLANT
The component library in Flownex® extends beyond components in the power cycle and allows users to model auxiliaries in the system as well. Flownex® is capable of modeling cooling water systems, lubrication systems as well as turbine secondary flow paths.
DESIGN CONTROL SYSTEM
Flownex contains a comprehensive control library of analog and digital control components that allows users to create a complete virtual control system in the same software tool that simulates the flow. Flownex also provides integration with Matlab and Simulink for users more comfortable with control system design in these tools. This gives users the ability to test control philosophies, determine the optimal transducer locations for fast and stable control of the plant as well as tune PID controllers in a virtual plant environment.