CFD Modelling

CFD - Streamlines coloured by velocity through mixer (transparent shading shows volume fraction)

In a financial climate where oil prices are low, it is now more important than ever to increase efficiency.  Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be used to simulate complex problems which would otherwise be extremely expensive and potentially dangerous to physically test.

The advantage of using NEL’s CFD modelling expertise is that we back up everything we do with real experience and real test data.  As an internationally trusted calibration laboratory, we have access to a vast array of test data.  We also hold the UK flow measurement standard.  This allows our customers to proceed with confidence to the final design phases of their projects.

At NEL we recognise that the oil and gas industry is moving towards high pressure and high temperature operation.  This means that modelling becomes even more important to ensure safe operation of our client’s assets.  Our Computational Fluid Dynamics experts have considerable experience with industry-leading modelling packages such as ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS Mechanical and SolidWorks, and our CFD modelling consultants work directly with our clients ensuring all our CFD projects are delivered on time and in the most cost effective manner possible.

How can CFD benefit your business?NEL CFD - Velocity Pathlines Showing Oil Flow In A Typical Blind Tee

  • Guaranteed Safe Operation
  • Significantly Reduced Design Costs
  • Troubleshoot Problems
  • Save Your Business Money by Improving Efficiency
  • Prevent Unplanned Shutdowns
  • Comply With Legislation

NEL’s CFD services at a glance

  • Thermal Analysis
  • Erosion Prediction
  • Flow Meter Error Prediction
  • Cavitating Flow
  • Hydraulic Analysis
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Gas Dispersion Modelling
  • Flare Gas Emissions and Metering
  • HVAC
  • Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV) analysis
  • CFD Applications in Marine Renewable Energy