Next, our engineers build a 3-D CAD model of your facility, including interior walls, windows and doorways, dividing curtains, production line layout, locations of dust and fume-producing processes, existing HVAC and ventilation systems, ductwork and other physical features. Your air quality data are then loaded into this model.
In the case of an ambient solution, we will use Computational Fluid Dynamics, or CFD, to animate this model. Your model is an accurate simulation of the airflow patterns throughout your facility, and you can see when and where contaminants are moving through your plant. This model allows us to predict the impact of different equipment configurations.
In the case of source capture, for difficult hoods, we can simulate the hood capture using CFD and predict what impact cross-drafts may have on the process.