Heat Generation & Heat Transfer Equipment

The generation and transfer of heat play a critical role in the materials and chemical processing industries. Chemical, petrochemical and refining engineers — as well as equipment designers — recognize that they need to understand and manage every BTU of available heat to maximize the performance of their processes. With the current emphasis on energy efficiency — and the growing pressure to improve margins in a difficult economy — heat generation and transfer are gaining more and more attention in process-based industries.

Heat exchanger

Courtesy HTRI.

Whether customers are focused on understanding the transport of heat in fluids or solids, or studying more complex problems such as the heat generated during manufacturing processes, ANSYS solutions help them to gain critical insight, improve performance and select the right design for the right application.

While the performance of industrial burners and furnaces is an obvious concern, process engineers today also focus on improvements in combustion chemistry, species reactions, thermal stresses and phase changes. Software from ANSYS has the capability to model all aspects of heat generation and transfer, enabling engineers to leverage these insights to design new products and processes, improve throughputs and process efficiency, and reduce overall costs and environmental impacts.

Heat transmission by conduction, convection and radiation in laminar or turbulent flows for fluids, such as steam, thermal liquids, liquid metals and non-Newtonian fluids, can be simulated using ANSYS software. Engineering simulation can identify hot spots, associated thermal stresses, equipment design and process efficiencies, and other issues that affect system performance.

ANSYS multiphysics software tools provide a well-established engineering platform to help improve the design and analysis of energy-saving concepts, equipment reliability, structural integrity and related efficiency gains through virtual prototyping in a broad range of heat transfer applications.

  • Air-cooled heat exchangers
  • Boilers
  • Burners
  • Chillers
  • Condensers
  • Dryers
  • Evaporators
  • Flares
  • Heaters
  • Heating and cooling tanks
  • Ovens
  • Plate type exchangers
  • Reboilers
  • Shell and tube heat exchangers
  • Superheaters