CFD simulation of three different geometrical designs of a conveyor tempering ventilation system

László Czétány, P. Láng

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Abstract

A conveyor which transports fertilizer between buildings of a factory is simulated with computational fluid dynamics. Because of the hygroscopicity of the fertilizer it is necessary to avoid high relative humidity levels of the air surrounding; therefore the space is tempered with mechanical ventilation. Three principally similar but geometrically different ventilation systems were studied and compared. It was concluded, that even though the ventilation principle is almost the same, the amount of air necessary to keep relative humidity under the critical value is different. With a well-chosen geometrical setup the supply flow rates can be decreased to reach an improved energy efficiency level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2694-2699
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume78
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Air distribution
  • Industrial ventilation
  • Numerical simulation
  • Optimised air distribution
  • Ventilation system performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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