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CFD for Industrial /Process Plant HVAC

Hi, I've searched around the forum and although there are similar questions asked, none is specific enough so I'd like to ask again to see what the experts have to say about this.

I'm working on an industrial HVAC retrofit project where the building is 100m long x 30m wide x 35m high. Obviously a tradition heating cooling load calculation won't be enough for a huge building like this, so I think we need to do a CFD/thermal simulation in order to reduce the hot spots in the plant. In the building there are many processes and open tanks generating a large amount of steam and moisture. The building is a big open box, but there are gratings and platforms around those huge tanks so people can work on high levels. Also during winter time, because of the temperature gradient, there is often a layer of fog in the building where the moisture and the cold temperature meets.

Since steam is the primary load in the building, being able to model that would be an important requirement. If it can predict when fog would come up, it would be greatly useful too. Is there any software package that could model such a condition in huge buildings like this? I've looked at Hevacomp, TAS, and IES, and a few others, but none mentioned they have the capability to model steam and moisture.


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