flow testing for hvac designFlow Testing for HVAC Design

Designing and testing are inseparable, and the best designs prove themselves when they are put to the test. But evaluating a newly designed product can be frustrating when designing the test becomes just as complex as designing the product itself.

May 10, 2022 Read more...


flow modeling for cryptocurrency miningFlow Modeling for Cryptocurrency Mining

Bitcoin. Ethereum. Dogecoin. Tether. Do flow engineers care about crytocurrencies? YES! But... maybe not in the way you are thinking. Ponder data centers, clean rooms, grow rooms, and warehouses.

April 25, 2022 Read more...


usa bobsledCongratulations to the US Bobsled Team (and thanks for helping to launch my career)

What a great day for the US Bobsled Team, as Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers Taylor win Gold and Silver medals in the Monobob competition in Beijing. Congratulations!! It has always been thrilling to watch the US Bobsled Team compete; the sport is such a fantastic combination of athletic skill and aerodynamics.

February 15, 2022 Read more...


indoor grow room optimizationIndoor Agriculture: Using Virtual Grow Rooms to Increase Yield

The use of indoor grow rooms in agriculture is on the rise. Safe indoors, plants can grow 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, regardless of outdoor climate. In these buildings, any needs of the plant can be furnished artificially, from light, to temperature, or even wind flow.

February 11, 2022 Read more...


gas turbine outlet flow testingGas Turbine Outlet Flow Testing

Airflow Sciences Corporation (ASC) had a CFD modeling project in November 2021 that involved optimizing the performance of the pollution control equipment on a gas turbine (GT) power plant. To ensure that the numerical model predictions were as accurate as possible, it was critical that the model boundary conditions were correct.

January 28, 2022 Read more...


Airflow Sciences Research Leads to Better Heat Flux Boundary ConditionsAirflow Sciences Research Leads to Better Heat Flux Boundary Conditions

During a heat treat operation, thermal and transformational stress can cause distortion and residual stress in the component. These effects are often modeled using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations.

January 7, 2022 Read more...


Serving the Legal Industry as Expert WitnessesServing the Legal Industry as Expert Witnesses

Engineers are often sought out as expert witnesses in legal disputes, particularly when a case involves technical details. Testimony from an expert witness can have a tremendous influence on the final outcome of a case.

December 16, 2021 Read more...


Mobile Sewer Odor TestingMobile Sewer Odor Testing

Sewer odor complaints are an increasing problem for large metropolitan areas. Sewer odor emissions are caused by the generation of positive air pressures within the sewer system which force odorous air through manholes and vents into the atmosphere.

November 23, 2021 Read more...


Rotary Air Heater BlogRotary Air Heaters and Thermal Mixing

Rotary air heaters (or air pre-heaters) have been used for many years in the power industry to improve efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. In a power plant, the boiler or steam generator represents a large share of the energy use.

November 4, 2021 Read more...


Cooling TowerWhy Is My Cooling Tower Underperforming

Cooling towers are widely used in industrial processes for dissipating large amounts of heat. Cooling towers are typically a cost-effective and energy-efficient way to achieve cooling. 

September 23, 2021 Read more...


Heat TreatmentHeat Treatment Problems are Flow Problems

In heat treatment processes, a metal is heated and cooled in a series of steps designed to give the material a unique set of properties. Although the primary focus is on the component undergoing heat treatment, most of the problems that arise are really a result of what’s around the component.

September 14, 2021 Read more...


CFD Applications in the Mining Industry

Extracting ore or minerals from the ground has become a complex procedure. Gone are the days of simply picking up gold nuggets in a stream. Different techniques are used for surface mines compared those underground.

September 3, 2021 Read more...


Why You Should Be Using 3D Probes

If you care about accuracy, you should probably be using 3D probes; so why isn't everyone then? If you’ve spent any time trying to measure the flow in an industrial application, you’re no doubt familiar with the S-probe.

August 24, 2021 Read more...


Not All Flow Tests Require a Test Port

Airflow Sciences Corporation (ASC) has always used a wide variety of testing equipment, tailoring the tools to the specific job at hand.

August 13, 2021 Read more...


Reducing Drag for the Rail Industry

Open-top bulk commodity carriers, such as gondola or hopper cars, experience high drag while traveling empty back to the mine. This drag increases fuel usage, resulting in higher operational costs and more greenhouse emissions.

June 6, 2021 Read more...


Wind Tunnel Calibration of Sampling Probes

With a proper calibration, the most accurate flow measurements are obtained in the gas streams of ducts and smokestacks at industrial sites.

April 21, 2021 Read more...


Flow Modeling for WHRU Performance Optimization

Airflow Sciences performed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and scale physical model flow studies in order to optimize flow control devices within the WHRU system.

March 15, 2021 Read more...


Ensuring Uniform Gas Injection

A detailed CFD model of the internal piping of an injection system will help ensure that the system has been designed properly for flow uniformity.

January 26, 2021 Read more...