5 DIMENSIONAL CFD SIMULATION ANDOPTIMIZATION OF VENTILATION FOR MINING AND METAL HEAT PROCESS APPLICATIONS

World Mining Congress

*E.G. Baltuch and S.U. Baltuch 1

1 Air-Therm Inc.

5801 Monkland Avenue,Suite 8,

Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4A 1G4

Natural Ventilation in mining and metallurgical processing applications is key to proper operation function. There are number of ventilator designs available to a project team or design engineers, the selection of which will affect both the type of building structure required, project costs and design performance which is difficult to rectify or re-engineer once implemented. Research and applied results, such as that performed by Air-Therm Inc., demonstrates that computational fluid dynamic simulation allows for 5 dimensional observation, analysis and optimization at significantly lowered cost than previously possible. These results have been fully implemented on a number of mining and metallurgical applications and the company continues to study, optimize and innovate as new tools become available to provide the best possible engineered solutions for particular applications.
Keywords: Ventilation; Air; Processes; Process; Design; Applications; Heat; Projects; modelling;
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