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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling

CFD modelling of a combined cysle heat recovery unit

      CFD modelling of a combined cycle heat recovery unit


HRL brings over 20 years of experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the cutting-edge science of simulating fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass transfer in complex systems using powerful computer algorithms. In front end engineering CFD is a computer aided design technique to screen different design geometries. It has become an indispensable tool across various industries due to its ability to provide in-depth insights and predictive capabilities.

Why CFD?
In an era driven by data and precision, CFD offers a crucial advantage: the ability to analyse, optimise, and refine fluid dynamics and temperature distribution within your industrial processes. By harnessing the power of CFD, you can enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, and make data-driven decisions that give you a competitive edge. Let's explore how our CFD modelling services at HRL can help you achieve these goals.

Our specialised CFD simulations cater to a wide range of industries, including power, emission control, gasification, telecommunication, cement and minerals. Our solutions provide valuable insights into fluid dynamics and temperature distribution, helping you to make data driven decisions and even optimise your operations, enabling you to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and bolster performance. At HRL, we understand the critical importance of data-driven decisions. That's why our predictive CFD modelling empowers you to proactively examine and refine your systems, ensuring they operate at their peak potential.


  • Understanding and optimising fluid flow in complex industrial equipment.
  • Ensuring uniformity in heat and mass flows for enhanced performance.
  • Investigating and resolving fuel distribution issues in combustion processes.
  • Designing and optimising equipment for efficient material handling.
  • Enhancing the performance of novel reactor designs.
  • Assessing the feasibility of alternative fuels in industrial processes.
  • Anticipating and mitigating potential issues in industrial processes before they occur, requiring predictive modelling insights.


  • Utilising advanced CFD modelling to analyse and optimise fluid flow patterns, improving efficiency and reliability.
  • Conducting comprehensive CFD simulations to achieve uniformity in heat and mass flows, leading to enhanced overall system performance.
  • Leveraging CFD modelling to investigate and resolve fuel distribution challenges in combustion processes, optimising energy usage and stability.
  • Employing CFD simulations to design and fine-tune equipment for efficient material handling, reducing downtime and improving productivity.
  • Applying CFD modelling to enhance the performance of novel equipment designs, ensuring optimal operation and safety.
  • Utilising CFD modelling to assess the viability of alternative fuels in industrial processes, providing valuable insights for sustainable energy solutions.
  • Leveraging advanced predictive CFD modelling to proactively identify and address potential issues in industrial processes, minimising downtime, and optimising performance.


  • Industrial Process Optimisation: Use CFD modelling to optimise fluid flow, temperature distribution, and mass transfer in various industrial processes, enhancing overall efficiency and performance.
  • Energy Systems Analysis: Apply CFD simulations to analyse and improve energy systems such as heat recovery systems, combustion processes, and power generation, leading to energy savings and reduced environmental impact.
  • Product Design and Development: Utilise CFD modelling to inform the design of new products and equipment, ensuring they operate efficiently and meet performance requirements.


HRL’s extensive expertise in CFD modelling benefits clients by:

  • Enhanced Performance: Our CFD modelling enables you to optimise processes and equipment, resulting in improved performance, increased efficiency, and reduced operational costs.
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making: Gain valuable insights and predictive capabilities to make informed decisions about your industrial processes, ensuring proactive problem-solving and future-proofing.
  • Cost Savings: Identify and address inefficiencies, reducing energy consumption, minimising downtime, and avoiding costly repairs or modifications.
  • Environmental Impact Reduction: By optimising processes, our services help reduce emissions and environmental impact, contributing to sustainability goals and regulatory compliance.
  • Competitive Advantage: Stay ahead of the competition by leveraging our expertise to design and operate systems that outperform industry standards and meet evolving customer demands.

Partner with HRL to embark on a journey of continuous improvement and elevated efficiency through the power of CFD modelling.

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CFD modelling results investigating temperature profile in a battery shelter

CFD modelling results investigating temperature profile in a battery shelter

CFD modelling of a fluidised bed reactor

CFD modelling of a fluidised bed reactor

Here are the links to our Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling case studies

CFD Modelling of Calciner Combustion

CFD Modelling of Communications Shelter

CFD Modelling of Venture Flow Meters

Meet the expert


Lewis has 3 years’ experience in engineering consulting. The primary focuses of Lewis are bench-scale chemical testing, process engineering modelling, and data analytics. Lewis is passionate about data-driven approaches to understanding equipment and plant performance.

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