At FORCE Technology’s flow laboratory we perform test and optimisation of industrial equipment through experimental tests and scaling modelling. 

A part of the flow laboratory is specialised in optimisation of Selective Catalytic Reactor (SCR) units through experimental scale modelling. 

We have many years of experience in testing flow parameters and working with energy and process efficiency through optimisation of gas flow in industrial equipment. 

Based on the work in the laboratory and our decade long experience with mathematical modelling of fluid flow using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools, we offer flow consultancy in a vast range of industries, helping our clients to optimise the energy efficiency of their equipment.

We have over the years helped optimising flow in equipment ranging from small valves to 100 m high tower furnaces.

Flow laboratory
Scale model of a Selective Catalytic Reactor (SCR) unit, constructed in acrylic glass

Specifically for SCR testing we have the capacity to carry out simultaneous investigations of several scale model units at any time. Geometric scaling of the units is typically between 1:15 and 1:10, which is equal to the models being between 3 and 6 meters high. The models are constructed entirely in acrylic glass to allow full optical access to the internal flow.

We can thereby disclose the entire internal process in the unit and thereby identify any problems regarding fluid flow and dust load. The models include scale ammonia injection grid, scale mixer and internals such as truss work and dust screens as laid out in cooperation with the client.

The model set-up allows for analysis of:

  • Flow distribution at AIG and catalyst inlet
  • Temperature stratification in the unit
  • Chemical mixing at the catalyst
  • Dust load on the catalyst layers
  • Dust precipitation in ductwork
  • APH inlet flow conditions
  • Pressure distribution and loss
  • Flue Gas Desulpherisation (FGD) unit efficiency.
Furthermore, the models allow for a set of important operational modes to be tested; that is by-pass operation and the sensitivity of the unit to economiser outlet conditions as well as full, part and low load operation. This gives a realistic picture of the performance of the unit when installed.