Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation now being offered in-house by RGL

November 07, 2018

A streamline through an ICD using RGL’s CFD analysis.

Calgary, AB – November 14, 2018 – Fluid flow simulation using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are now being offered in-house by experts at RGL.
CFD provides insights to help optimize flow control device designs, including nozzle and tool optimization. CFD enables prediction of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, chemical reactions, and related phenomena. With the help of CFD simulation, microscopic fluid flow features that are unable to be captured during experiments, can be visualized.  In addition, the problems can be analyzed faster than by solely testing, in more detail, at an earlier stage in the design process, and with lower risk.
Results from CFD analysis can help confirm laboratory testing results coming out of RGL’s in-house flow loop testing apparatus, providing clients with even more data intelligence for their operations.
“We are very excited to offer this service,” said Dr. Da Zhu, RGL’s Flow Control Engineering Manager. “We are now able to provide integrated engineering solutions to our customers.”
The capability to retrieve full-service testing through one company is quite rare. RGL’s integrated services include CFD simulation, NALU™ multiphase wellbore simulation software, and flow loop testing. Together, these optimized testing services will reduce costs for clients considerably.
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RGL engineers and manufactures sand control and flow control products for highly challenging reservoirs. We use innovation and technology to build value for our customers by understanding their reservoirs and providing the right solution for long-term performance.

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