Process Equipment

Process equipment designers, manufacturers and operators are challenged daily to transfer, mix, separate, heat, distill, combust, react, store, package and extend the life of the nearly 70,000 products that the chemical and processing industries provide. By using large amounts of heat and energy to mechanically or chemically transform materials, these industries help to meet the world's most fundamental needs for food, shelter and health. The industry's ecosystem also creates products that are vital to computing, telecommunications and biotechnology.

Temperature contours of process valve

Courtesy CAD-FEM Russia.

Secondary flow streamlines at sections of inflow cannula

Courtesy LaunchPoint Technologies, Inc.

Engineering simulation tools from ANSYS help customers to accelerate new product designs, control and reduce emissions and other environmental impacts, improve quality and reliability, and make processes more energy-efficient, safer and more flexible. ANSYS solutions have the power to address all engineering aspects of product design, including structural and fluid mechanics, thermal analysis, species reaction and transport, electronic cooling, electromagnetic effects, fluid–structure interaction, material effects (fatigue, erosion, fracture, etc.), gas dispersion, safety and accident facets, and explosions.  The full-capability multiphysics solutions allow customers to address all their engineering concerns in a single integrated environment — from CAD import to proof of concept, prototyping, final design validation and manufacturing.

ANSYS software delivers a unique combination of diverse and robust functionality, advanced technology, and ease of both use and deployment that brings the power of virtual prototyping — once thought to be confined to the aircraft and automobile industries — to process engineers and equipment designers.

In engineering process equipment, software from ANSYS can be used in these and other wide-ranging applications:

  • Burners
  • Chillers
  • Combustors
  • Condensers
  • Conveyors and elevators
  • Crystallizers
  • Decanters
  • Distillation columns and equipment
  • Dryers
  • Dust collection systems
  • Evaporators
  • Extruders
  • Fans and compressors
  • Flow measurement devices (for example, flow meters and sensors)
  • Furnaces
  • Generators
  • Heaters, ovens and other thermal systems
  • High-shear mixers and emulsifiers
  • Mass transfer devices
  • Micro-separators
  • Mills and other particle-size reduction systems
  • Mist elimination systems
  • Mixers and blenders
  • Motors
  • Packed and fluidized beds
  • Pipes, ducts, bends, manifolds and fittings
  • Pumps
  • Scrubbers
  • Seals
  • Sedimentation devices
  • Sensors
  • Separation systems
  • Spray dryers
  • Spray nozzles
  • Static mixers
  • Structured packing systems
  • Tanks and storage systems
  • Trays