Specific Engineering Services

I + D + I

The R&D+i Department at Gestamp Energy Solutions provides specific engineering services to the company’s various technical departments and conducts extensive research on the simulation of specific physical phenomena and new technologies to be applied to the power generation and transformation engineering industry.

Applications

Optimization of air flow distribution in biomass boilers


Simulations to optimize the most appropriate geometry of the boiler to maximize heat transfer and reduce incidents of soiling.


Analysis and prediction of combustion processes


Simulation and analysis of the design of combustion systems and mixtures of oxidizing substances to optimize combustion processes.


Validation of engineering standards


Optimization of engineering standards to consolidate design parameters


Support and technical evaluation processes


Development of models to modeli physical phenomena in accordance with the customer’s needs.

SPECIFIC ENGINEERING SERVICES

Study of comburent mixing system for biomass boiler


To optimize the blending of recirculated exhaust gases and primary air in the combustion system of a biomass boiler, a study was conducted using CFD simulations to obtain alternative designs for the system for mixing flows to maximize the quality of the mixing process (uniformity of flows and temperatures of comburents by feeder) with the least impact on the boiler’s operating conditions (loss of load in the system).


Study of the dispersion of liquid effluent from a biomass plant into a river


During the legislation process for a power station, to process the effluent discharge permit, the quality of the discharge system into a river had to be justified to comply with the applicable legislation. The effluent discharge system was simulated through CFD under summer and winter conditions, thereby justifying that the conditions of the river’s watercourse complied with the environmental privileges.


Study of the distribution of flue gases in an economizer


During the operation of a biomass plant, it was verified that ruptures were produced in the finned tubes of the economizer. CFD simulations verified that in the area where the ruptures were recorded, there was an area of high-speed gas and high particle concentration. Successive options for redesigning the transition duct connecting the equipment made it possible to identify the most appropriate technical solution to mitigate these ruptures.

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