CLPe leverages Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to help you to save energy, from project planning, to problem identification and beyond. CFD is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical analysis to analyse and solve problems that involve complex processes such as heat transfer and fluid flows, and is an excellent tool to conduct ‘what-if’ analyses before a project is implemented. For example a ventilation short circuit is a common problem that occurs when part of the conditioned air flowing out from a supply diffuser is directly extracted by the exhaust grill, eventually requiring an additional demand of conditioned air and thus wasted energy in order to maintain comfortable temperature in the building, or even the air-conditioning system should be oversized. CFD simulations help prevent these kinds of common issues by visualising air movement within a given system.

Why Choose Us

CLPe has proven experience conducting CFD simulations, helping customers save energy across a variety of sectors. Our team is comprised of experts from diverse backgrounds who offer tailor-made solutions across a wide range of applications, such as aviation, catering, information technology, telecommunications, and more. For example, conducting a CFD simulation during the planning stage of a new data centre will help uncover the optimal cooling design for the system.

Benefits to Customer

Time and cost savings are key benefits in employing CFD analysis. For example many questions arise when designing a complex system such as a data centre, including the optimal number of server racks per aisle, the ideal supply air flow rate and temperature, the position of the Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units, if there are any potential hot spots or stagnant zones, the temperature profile if more than one of the CRAC fails to operate, and more. Conducting CFD analysis can help identify any cooling issues before they arise.

Key Features

CLPe provides the following services:

  • We conduct CFD analysis for new building design and existing building performance evaluation, including thermal analysis through walls, roof and floors of buildings as well as ventilation analysis and air flow modelling.

  • We can provide recommendations for orientation, site and location of buildings based on local geographical and environmental conditions.

  • Among many different applications, for examples, we carry out CFD analysis to determine the optimal position of exhaust to remove heat and containment, desirable air temperature and flow rate for cold rooms, and optimal positioning of air-cooled chiller in buildings, etc.