The system has two modes:
The express mode allows users to set up a mixing situation in a graphical interface. Users can pick from a series of standard reaction-vessel, baffle, and impeller designs (or input their own). The program presents its analytical results as a gallery of graphics and tables that illustrates and quantifies mixing performance. Results are accessible in a variety of digital formats, as e-mail, and over the Internet.
The system also provides an expert mode. This uses the user interface as an input for the more sophisticated capabilities of CFX-4. The mode also provides analysts an in-depth understand of the reactor mixing issues. The program serves as a bridge between CFX's high-fidelity analysis and the company's HYSYS process simulation and BaSYS batch process design applications.
In addition to HYSYS and BaSYS, the company provides software for separation process design (SPS), batch process design (BDK), heat transfer (HTFS), plant lifecycle data management (AXSYS), and fatigue and lifetime prediction solutions (nCode).
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