Nutec Bickley's Blog

Blast Cooling CFD Simulation

May 26, 2018 11:11:58 AM

A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation was done to calculate the maximum heat transfer from 60 aluminum pieces that have a constant temperature of 200 °C.

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Temperature Study - Technical Support

May 26, 2018 11:09:05 AM

Nutec Bickley offers different level of technical support for its customers.

One of them is temperature study to anticipate process timeline. Using our CFD software, Ansys CFX, Ansys Flent and OpenFoam, we can simulate heating and cooling curves for parts or furnaces to establish process...

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Nutec Bickley & Lean Manufacturing

May 26, 2018 10:57:00 AM

Since the 50's, TOYOTA developed a management philosophy, which derived in the Toyota Production System (TPS), or Lean Manufacturing (adopted by America in the 90's); essentially, a production practice centered on preserving value with less work (eliminating waste). Based on this initiative, in...

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Special Preventive Maintenance – Thermal Camera Image

May 26, 2018 10:56:18 AM

Nutec Bickley does not only build kilns, but it also offers a special preventive maintenance to its customers. This preventive service detects faults and problems in kilns to prevent further incidents. This note talks about the features and advantages given by a thermal camera; which is one of the...

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Heat Transfer Analysis on a Steel Ingot

May 26, 2018 10:49:01 AM

A computational simulation has been performed to analyze the exact behavior of a 22 inches steel ingot during its heating and cooling.

The simulation considered that the wall and core temperature of the ingot have the same initial temperature, 700 °C, and the furnace starts with 1000 °C and it...

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Position, Position, Position!!!!… CFD Analysis for Thermocouple Positioning

May 25, 2018 9:54:56 PM

Defining the position of thermocouples inside a industrial ceramic kiln is a very important task, a bad positioning of these elements may provoke an inadequate control that will affect the internal temperature of the kiln.

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Mastering Quenching Process

May 25, 2018 9:49:38 PM

Nutec Bickley’s R&D department is investigating the heat transfer phenomena on our new quench tank installed at our facilities.

This study will determine the optimal position of a piece inside the tank and also will define, or at least approximate, the convective heat transfer coefficient...

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Nutec Bickley’s IMPS® – an Energy Efficient System for Firing Ceramics

May 25, 2018 9:42:00 PM

Nutec Bickley’s IMPS® – an Energy Efficient System for Firing Ceramics

In today’s world, being energy efficient while firing ceramics becomes a strategic issue for companies competing in a market where trading conditions are very aggressive.

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Focus on Energy Recovery Technologies

May 25, 2018 9:40:17 PM

Focus on Energy Recovery TechnologiesInterview with Rodrigo González, Vice President Ceramics, Nutec Bickley, Santa Catarina (Mexico)

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Computational Fluid Dynamics for Kiln Design

May 25, 2018 9:37:35 PM

Computational Fluid Dynamics for Kiln Design

The combustion systems can integrate pulse fired burners, proportional control burners or sweep fired burners. All these variables can be simulated on a CFD software.

It can be used for design tunnel kilns, shuttle kilns, elevator kilns, etc.

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