The past decade has seen increasing explorations for fossil fuels, while research into the alternative energy sources, like wind, solar, and biofuels is taking center stage as governments and companies look to meet the ever-increasing global energy demands. Nuclear power is also getting a second look, both in terms of its potential and challenges.
The increasing worldwide need for reliable energy at a reasonable cost, combined with growing environmental concerns, has brought energy science and engineering into the global spotlight. Companies are challenged to improve existing power generation technologies, improve energy intensity, reduce energy use, and develop innovative new solutions that balance demand, cost and environmental priorities.
Applying engineering simulation early in product and project development, enables cost effective ways to evaluate new concepts, faster and with greater frequency than with traditional prototyping and testing methods.
Our solution offering for energy expand across product and process design, pollution reduction and control, carbon reduction and separation, improved fuel efficiency, reduced packaging weight, new fuel development, and meeting energy efficiency and regulatory requirements.
Our industry verticals in energy sector includes production and power generation projects – including renewable (wind, solar, fuel cells, hydropower, ocean & tidal wave, nuclear, fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas), as well as energy reduction and efficiency projects.
Protecting and improving the quality of our environment requires innovative design solutions that meet the increasing demand for sustainable and green technologies — while complying with more-stringent government regulations aimed at reducing the overall carbon footprints. These issues are significant for a variety of industries.
- Air and water pollution control equipment
- Filters, cyclones, bag collectors, separators and precipitators
- Recycling and waste management systems
- Spillways, rivers, estuaries and erosion control systems
- Fish dams, storm weirs and flood control technologies
- Chillers, scrubbers and spray towers
- Exhaust plumes and pollutant dispersion systems
- Waste reduction, treatment and incineration technologies
- Effluent discharge systems and runoff in waterways
- Oil & Gas
Drilling and production equipment and transportation infrastructure is continuously subjected to severe loading conditions and any disruption to operations can lead to expensive shutdowns. Hence extensive testing early in the design cycle is critical. However, it is not only expensive for exhaustive physical testing, but could also be hazardous to test engineers because of the need to recreate the harsh field conditions.
- Design of spent fuel casks
- Collapse, burst and failure of casings
- Stress analysis and fatigue of coiled tubing and pipes
- Performance of annular packers, blow out preventers
- Leakage of oil seals
- Fluid-structure interaction of drilling oil risers
- Valves and piping manifold
- Thermal-structural and fatigue studies of coke drums
- Contact stress analysis and durability studies of drilling systems
- Residual stress analysis due to weldings
- Power Generation
As global demand has increased for a balanced energy mix that combines conventional and renewable sources — and as environmental regulations have tightened regarding emissions and greenhouse gases — the power generation industry has made its own advances in protecting the environment while meeting ever increasing demand.
- Design of emission control systems for coal-fired power plants (NOx, SOx, mercury, CO2)
- Upgrades and next-generation designs for nuclear reactors (fuel systems, thermohydraulic technologies, spent fuel processes)
- Efficiency and reliability improvements for turbines (combined-cycle, cogeneration, gas/steam, hydropower, tidal, wind)
- Design of combustion and power generation equipment (low-NOx burners, boilers, furnaces, separators, scrubbers, SCRs, NSCRs)
- Modeling of vibration, fatigue and thermal stress in welded components, piping systems, connections, tanks, reactors and pressure vessels
- Design of wind power systems including turbine blades, components, electronic systems and towers
- Development of solar collection panels and storage systems
- Design of hydropower plants and surrounding waterways
- Analysis to support appropriate siting for wind and other renewable energy technologies, onshore and offshore
- Renewable Energy
The term renewable energy encompasses an incredibly diverse array of innovative technologies that capitalize on natural sources for power generation. From traditional and new resources — such as biomass, water, wind, sun-powered fuel cells, tidal and wave, and geothermal — renewable energy is playing an ever-increasing role in the global share of electricity generation, as both energy producers and consumers seek to minimize their environmental impacts while balancing real-world financial and efficiency pressures.
Renewable energy encompasses an incredibly diverse array of innovative technologies used in power generation. From traditional and new resources – such as biomass, water, wind, solar, fuel cells, tidal and wave, and hydropower – renewable energy is playing an ever-increasing role in the global share of electricity generation, as both energy producers and consumers seek to increase deployment of renewable energy.
- FUEL CELLS
- BIOFUEL & BIOMASSES
- Accurate aero-dynamic loads calculation
- Full wind turbine system simulations including effects of controls
- Rotor blade modeling
- Gear box, bearing and full power train analysis
- Fatigue predictions
- Control systems
- Structural analysis for towers, nacelle, hub, foundation and other elements
- Off-shore structures, groundings and floating systems