Design and Analysis of Flows in Energy Systems

Goal of any energy conservation program is to minimize both the energy conversion loss as well as the transmission loss. A detailed design analysis can unearth all the potential areas of energy conservation in energy conversion devices. Currently, Flow-Joule program has six different design analysis models that can be customized for any given application under the respective category. These six categories are listed on the left side of the navigation bar that one can quickly browse through. Further, these models can also be part of a regular performance-monitoring program to identify any under performing system component. Thus, it can aid in the best practices under operation and maintenance besides optimizing different system parameters. Some of these can be listed below.

  • Periodic cleaning to improve and maintain heat transfer efficiency
  • Excess combustion air control
  • Fuel quality control to maximize conversion efficiency
  • Fluid quality control (water treatment, blow down etc.)
  • Optimize system parameters (temperature, pressure and flow) for a given load
  • Prioritize shut down activities and conserve maintenance resources
  • Perform a comprehensive pipe line audit

The graphical presentation of different models shown are steady state energy devices where in its state properties remain constant at the inlet and outlet regardless of time for analysis purpose. You can review this modeling example file that illustrates the analytical procedure followed in arriving at different results based on different state properties table shown in the respective example on a given energy cycle. Thus, users can counter check their results including property data provided for each state of the given cycle in a table form. This is how one can validate different models used in this application.