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Rand Simulation Enables Utilities to Predict Design Flaws

Rand Simulation helps utilities modernize their grids by designing proven cooling and ventilation systems based on rigorous CFD analysis.

Rand Simulation helps utilities modernize their grids by designing proven cooling and ventilation systems based on rigorous CFD analysis.

Rand Simulation, a division of Rand Worldwide, offers utilities, and the engineering firms that support them, a team of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) experts that help design cooling and ventilation systems for new electrical and energy storage projects, as well as identify and correct failures that occur within existing projects. With microgrid experience, Rand Simulation brings design insights to these systems, including experience with a large standalone solar and energy storage project.  

“When a utility or partnering engineering firm is looking for a simulation partner, it is crucial to bring them in during the project design phase to accurately define the specific requirements of a battery enclosure’s cooling and ventilation needs based on detailed simulation analysis,” says Jason Pfeiffer, vice president, Rand Simulation. “This is critical to gain pre-installation confidence and mitigate future issues. Rand Simulation’s unique methodology combines deep thermo aerodynamics expertise, in-the-field battery storage experience and leverages Ansys’ industry leading engineering simulation toolsets to deliver on any project with confidence.” 

“Rand Simulation’s support has been instrumental in guiding us down the right path to meet stringent manufacturer temperature requirements and tight power purchase agreement schedules,” says Tony Slaton Barker, PE, vice president of energy and sustainability, Coffman Engineers. “Their CFD experts continuously review our projects, create new analyses and support engineering as well as construction modifications for our HVAC systems, thus drastically increasing battery operability and life span.” 

As an Ansys Elite Partner, Rand Simulation helps utilities modernize their grids by designing proven cooling and ventilation systems based on rigorous CFD analysis. Using the specific operating criteria of custom energy storage systems such as battery capacity and electricity discharge rates, Rand Simulation experts evaluate HVAC performance, quantify temperature uniformity in battery enclosures, resolve aging discrepancies between batteries, solve end-of-life capacity problems and more. Watch this video for a quick overview of Rand Simulation’s proven approach to battery energy storage systems design. 

To learn more about Rand Simulation’s Utility expertise click here. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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