gPROMS training courses

Advanced: FBCR and CSTR Design by gPROMS-CFD coupling (2-day)

There are many examples in the chemical process industries where non-ideal mixing is a major factor affecting the performance of industrial-scale equipment. Equally there are many processes that can only be described accurately using very complex and detailed models of the underlying physical and chemical phenomena. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) software is designed to model mixing effects very well, but has limited capability for describing complex process phenomena such as crystallization and chemical reaction. SPSE's gPROMS modelling system, on the other hand, can model processes of arbitrary complexity, but has limited capabilities for describing and modelling mixing phenomena inside complex 3-D geometries. The combination of gPROMS and CFD models provides the prefect means to couple the microscale and macroscale effects in order to provide powerful predictive models for activities such as design and scale-up. SPSE provides interfaces for a number of different situations, and attendees to this training course will experience two gPROMS-CFD coupling interfaces among them.

Hybrid Multizonal gPROMS-CFD interface
SPSE's Hybrid Multizonal gPROMS-CFD software is a unique and powerful tool that allows you to connect gPROMS multizonal (multicompartment) models of processes such as crystallizers or stirred-tank reactors to ANSYS FLUENT® computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models. This provides a high degree of accuracy when modelling processes in which chemical phenomena are strongly dependent on local hydrodynamic (especially mixing) effects. Hybrid Multizonal is applicable to both single-phase and multiphase (gas/liquid/solid) equipment.

Hybrid gPROMS-CFD Multitubular interface
The Hybrid gPROMS-CFD Multitubular interface links reactor tube models created in SPSE's AML for Fixed Bed Catalytic Reactors (AML:FBCR) to an ANSYS FLUENT® computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of the shell side. This provides an unprecedented degree of predictive accuracy for design and operational troubleshooting of externally-cooled tubular and multitubular (MTR) reactors.


This course is aimed at chemical, process and R&D engineers who are interested in effective ways of how to do detailed design of industrial-scale FBCRs or CSTRs upon scale-up from lab-scale or pilot-scale reactors.


- Design of Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) using Hybrid Multizonal gPROMS-CFD interface
- Design of Fixed Bed Catalytic Reactor (FBCR) using Hybrid gPROMS-CFD Multitubular interface

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