As buildings move air and heat around, the higher temperature, lower density air naturally rises upward. This phenomena is known as Thermal Stratification and is not directly visible. Our expertise with simulation provides an opportunity to visualize the delineation of temperature gradients and use that insight to reduce operating costs.
Most electronics packaging companies rely heavily on thermal performance. Electronic systems can be deployed in harsh environments (dessert, space, etc) with internal components that generate a lot of heat and have to be kept under a temperature limit.
A major Detroit Automotive OEM came to us with a dilemma. They discussed wanting to increase the efficiency of their current processes by adding temperature-sensitive machinery to their existing transmission facility. However, the main concern was that the machinery would need to reside in an area where tempered air met un-tempered air. The fluctuations in the surrounding temperature would correspond with unacceptable deviations in the product, diminishing quality and potentially leading to structural failure of the finished product.
No, I am not referring to the invasive species of snake that is currently wreaking havoc in the Everglades of southern Florida. Rather, the focus of this post is the popular scripting language known as Python.
It’s not always easy to maximize the effectiveness of design simulation, without access to the right resources when you tackle complex projects, especially with tight deadlines. However, when using simulation software appropriately, the benefits include:
We at Hagerman know unplanned downtime can be a major issue in manufacturing plant operations, and simulation software plays a significant role in reducing its negative effects. Before we get into how, though, we want to take a close look at what some firms are facing with downtime.
Safelumin has developed an LED emergency light that is packaged in the form of a regular shaped light bulb. The Safelumin bulb is equipped with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is rated to provide up to 3 hours of emergency light during a power outage. Safelumin’s patented power sensing technology is smart and knows the difference between purposely turning off the light switch and suffering a power failure.
The ability to run simulations for projects allows designers and engineers to verify assumptions, validate approaches, and identify the most cost-effective – and optimized - solutions before finalizing a design and sending it to production.
The Hagerman Simulation team is dedicated to helping our customers save money on their energy usage in different kinds of facilities by performing airflow studies. In this article, I’m going to provide examples of projects we have completed and address a common question we receive from Facility Managers.
The advance in building technologies means professionals working in the architectural design industry have many moving parts to consider and coordinate.
To validate how a proposed design for a building would perform, you need to understand how all the systems interact and work together under a variety of real-world scenarios.