Virtual testing of cleaning efficiency

Software for simulating spray cleaning systems

Mitarbeiter sitzt am Computer. Man sieht auf dem Bildschirm die SIMKOR-Simulationssoftware
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The Fraunhofer IVV Dresden, Advitec GmbH, and Simulation Service Festenberg are jointly carrying out the BMBF funded SIMKOR project to develop software for the virtual design and evaluation of static and dynamic spray cleaning systems. This is achieved by predicting the effectiveness of the cleaning process.

Besides the direct impact of the jet, the outflow of cleaning fluid is also taken into account in the software.

The software enables complex cleaning systems to be simulated and optimized in the design phase, therefor avoiding time-consuming iterative adaptations to prototypes or at the customer and the oversizing of systems. This gives you design and planning assurance and delivers you clear competitive advantages.

Furthermore, existing cleaning systems can be virtually tested for their efficiency and if necessary improved at low investment risk.


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The software provides a key tool for designers of spray cleaning systems, including tank cleaning with static and rotating systems, CIP  cleaning of complex processing equipment, and industrial component cleaning.

Market introduction of the software is planned in the second half of 2018. Up until that date, and indeed thereafter, the Fraunhofer IVV Dresden will be providing simulation-aided design and optimization of cleaning systems as a service to customers. We also offer consultancy in this area.

How can simulation assist with the design of cleaning processes?

The first step is to import the CAD model of the assembly to be cleaned. Suitable nozzles, selected from an extensive database, are then added to the simulation and positioned as required.

Designers have access to a wide range of design tools familiar from CAD programs as well as an extensive palette of display tools with which to evaluate the effectiveness of the cleaning process.

The software has bidirectional compatibility with all commonly used CAD programs. This means that modifications that impact the simulation can be made not only to the cleaning system but also to the CAD model of the assembly that is being cleaned.

In a key feature, the impact of any modifications to the cleaning system are shown in real time. As a consequence, long and costly computation times, which hinder effective optimization, are now a thing of the past.

Our services

At the Processing Technology division of Fraunhofer IVV, we offer not only software development but also simulation-assisted design and optimization of cleaning systems as both a customer and consultation service.  

We would be delighted to assist you with your inquiries. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

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