D. Barthod, M. Del Pozo, C. Mirgain
Total Raffinage Distribution SA
Total Raffinage Distribution SA and Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) successfully modified commercially available computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code to more accurately represent fluid-solid flow in a fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU).
Using this modified code in 1994, Total simulated the nonuniform catalyst flow in Total's refinery near Dunkirk, France. From this simulation, they were able to correct the catalyst flow by adding several steam jets to the J-bend.
The customized CFD simulations have been used to accelerate research and development (R&D) ...