Air Change Effectiveness
Asess air circulation flow patterns. With this simulation focus, you can identify zones of the cleanroom that might be troublesome to ventilate.
The CFD analysis enables you to predict the behavior of the contaminant within the room. Tracking will allow a greater control over potential work hazards.
Air Flow Speed Efficiency
Evaluate the air speed withing the room. Identify areas of high flow velocity. Modify the room design to ensure steady air movement throughout the whole domain.
Analyze temperature distribution within the room or the cooling or heating performance of room components. Ensure steady operational conditions for lab equipment.
Multi-Operation State Analysis
Investigate the air flow withing the room at different operation conditions. Check the performance of laminar chambers, suction systems, safety ventilation.
Calculate the time required to remove all contaminants and to exchange the air within the cleanroom.
Thermo-Consult is an engineering office specialized in HVAC & R systems that created a multi-operational state ventilation system in a clean room for an electron microscope. The engineers at the company used SimScale to investigate the airflow for ensuring that the temperature does not exceed certain values and that the air speed in different places is not above the limits.
Ventilation plays an important role in designing cleanrooms and in principal achieving an energy efficient model and for lowering operating costs. Some of the energy efficient concepts are to reduce exhaust, room size, room air leakage, pressure drop and simultaneous heating and cooling. All can be analysed using CFD software.
I have used a lot of simulation packages over the past 25 years, including Nastran, Ansys, SolidWorks, and a whole host of others. I have been using SimScale for about nine months now and it has become my goto simulation tool. It allows me to run models larger than I have ever conceived on my own workstation.
Mechanical Engineer at MSA, United States