Fluid dynamics visualization solves LNG plant recirculation problem

Jon Berkoe Bechtel Technology & Consulting San Francisco Plot of velocity vectors superimposed on temperature contours shows recirculation effects. These results indicate the importance of equipment position (Fig. 2). Flow streak lines for airflow entering and exiting the equipment along with the wind demonstrate the mechanisms of recirculation and beneficial updraft of the gas-turbine exhaust plumes (Fig. 3). [25,388 bytes] Recirculation occurred only at off-normal wind directions when exhaust from turbine generators and recirculation from the condensers were entrained (Fig. 4). [8,052 bytes] Computer simulatio...

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