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Some topics around cleaning virtualization and the special ADVISIM3D approach simply deserve a bit more space, attention and durability. So we put even more effort and pour them into sophisticated articles, which we keep for you in this eponymous section.

Simulate spray cleaning

Measuring or calculating? This is the question here!

01.02.2023 | Do you need to know why and how an apple falls from a tree to find out on which surface it will be distributed upon impact? CFD says yes to mathematics, ADVISIM3D chooses physics, the goal of both is the same: Both want to use a virtual simulation to determine the optimal type, number and positioning of nozzles to certify a container theoretically cleanable based on a specific nozzle configuration.
Whether an analog cleaning process based on this is actually successful depends on many other factors such as the type of contamination, the chemical used, temperature or duration of the cleaning process.

However, while CFD simulations are enormously resource-hungry in terms of training, simulation time and computing power, ADVISIM3D delivers valid cleanability results within minutes in a normal PC environment. How can this be? And above all: Doesn't this mean that the decision about the better approach has already been made?

Not at all! If you want to design a nozzle, for example, you can't get around CFD, because CFD can be used to simulate complex problems such as turbulent flows, the flight characteristics of droplets or effects in the boundary layers. In addition, there are effect interdependencies between droplets or between droplets and their surroundings, such as the tank wall, and much more. All this has to be described mathematically and the results calculated approximately in the form of highly complex nonlinear differential equations. Given sufficient computing capacity and time, a wide range of effects such as impact angle, wall shear stress, droplet sizes or complex flows can be captured and investigated in isolation. CFD is a powerful tool for specialists who want to find as many answers to as many questions as possible.

ADVISIM3D makes it simple and asks only one question: Is every point of the vessel sufficiently wetted by the cleaning medium? The answer is provided by a simulation that delegates the main effort to the collection of the underlying data. This is because they are not calculated mathematically, but obtained physically on analog nozzle measuring stands at the Fraunhofer IVV in Dresden in the form of real spray patterns. These comparatively few parameters can be synthesized within a few minutes in a simple PC environment as a spray shadow analysis with volume flow distribution, thus simulating the cleanability of a container.

Whether it is an advantage or disadvantage that ADVISIM3D delivers no less, but also no more than exactly that, depends on the user's application scenario. The designer of a tank does not care why and under consideration of which effects the cleaning medium hits where. The designer of a nozzle, on the other hand, does not care why a certain spray pattern is produced, taking into account as many effects as possible. He must know as precisely as possible all the adjusting screws that lead him to the desired result. In this respect, complexity is not only acceptable, but desirable. And the fact that extensive calculations take a very long time and that it is not exactly trivial to set up a CFD correctly in order to arrive at a reasonable result is not an obstacle. It is not without reason that a highly specialized service industry has established itself, which sets up and performs CFD simulations for customers and interprets them in a result-oriented manner. With ADVISIM3D, with its approach to maximally reduce complexity, this is not necessary. Here, only spray shadow, volume flow and the cleaning effect that can be achieved with a standard contamination are of interest - no individual and intermediate effects, no turbulences or turbulence.

Our and many of our customers' practical recommendation is therefore: both and, instead of either or. With ADVISIM3D, you can make the perfect nozzle configuration the starting point of the comprehensive CFD simulation for any subsequent detailed investigation, thanks to fast, simple and time- and cost-saving analysis of volume flow distribution and cleaning effect. Unless the cleanability of your tank certified thanks to ADVISIM3D simulation is already sufficient for you.

ADVISIM3D means: Digitize effort - maximize analog benefit.

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Mit ADVISIM3D analoge Prozesse virtualisieren

... analog processes with ADVISIM3D

30.06.2022 | Do you think a manufacturer needs to fully understand his product and its potential before he launches it on the market? Our plant engineers for the biotech, pharmaceutical and food industries just proved us wrong at AnugaFoodTec and IFFA.
They recognize the benefits of ADVISIM3D, the revolutionary virtual simulation software for industrial spray cleaning, primarily in process optimization and automation. Because their pain point lies in the inefficiency and cost intensity of the manual processes surrounding the layout and design of their cleaning systems.

Of course, we were aware that our customers would have to perform time-consuming and resource-intensive analog testing of their nozzles permanently installed in the cleaning environment before ADVISIM3D. This is exactly why we have developed ADVISIM3D over many years to test the type, number and position of linear and rotating nozzles of all renowned manufacturers in a purely virtual environment created according to scientifically determined real data, which can also be quickly and conveniently adapted to any specific requirement. For system manufacturers, this shortens the test series up to the optimal construction and design of a cleaning system and - as we have just learned - also supports their customers in process virtualization, optimization and automation.

We invite everyone who wants to experience for themselves what the technical performance features of ADVISIM3D, such as the spray shadow instant analysis and the visualization of the precise volume flow distribution and the cleaning effect over time, mean for their resource efficiency and workflows: Test the software now without obligation and free of charge in the full version for 30 days in your specific application scenario including product introduction by our specialists.

Contact us at +49 351 65262-22 or use our contact form to receive your personal test license.

We are looking forward to your application scenario.

ADVISIM3D means: Digitize effort - maximize analog benefit.

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From research to practice

Test cleaning effect virtually in real time

08.03.2022 | ADVITEC launched ADVISIM3D in 2021, a groundbreaking software innovation especially for the processing, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. As the world's first and only 3D cleaning simulation for industrial container and component cleaning, ADVISIM3D makes cleaning effects virtually testable in real time.
In addition to the direct jet impact, it also takes into account the outflowing fluid as a cleaning component.
 

Digitalization and virtualization for hygienic design

Specifically, the ADVISIM3D cleaning simulation simulates spray shadows, volume flow distribution and the expected cleaning effect over time. It thus enables the virtualization of time-, personnel- and material-intensive test series in order to save environmental and many other resources in the analog world. On the one hand, the application can thus make a significant contribution to digitally supported hygienic design for machine and plant manufacturers. On the other hand, the design-optimizing use of ADVISIM3D also helps to prevent the widespread oversizing of cleaning systems for the purpose of generous safety buffers. And even existing systems can be virtually checked for optimization potentials thanks to ADVISIM3D and optimized with a manageable investment risk.

ADVISIM3D as a digital tool for the design and assessment of spray cleaning systems thus benefits engineers involved in tank cleaning with static and rotating systems, the cleaning of complex processing plants, and industrial component cleaning.

Closeness to reality thanks to physically determined real data

The basis of the ADVISIM3D cleaning simulation is real data, which has been determined by the Fraunhofer IVV Dresden over many years by means of a very complex physical measurement and evaluation procedure. In this process, the technical measuring stand is individually adapted to each individual nozzle. These real measurement data are integrated into ADVISIM3D in order to guarantee the realism of the virtual simulation results.

ADVISIM3D as the result of an ADVITEC research partnership

ADVISIM3D is the result of the BMBF-funded research partnership SIMKOR and is continuously developed in terms of UX and functionality. Interested parties can apply for free test licenses without functional restrictions and test the 3D cleaning simulation in their specific plant scenario. More at www.advisim3d.de.

You can meet the ADVISIM3D specialists for virtual cleaning simulation in person at the leading trade fair IFFA 2022, "Technology for Meat and Alternative Proteins" in Frankfurt a. M. from May 14 to 19, 2022.

ADVISIM3D means: Digitize effort - maximize analog benefit.

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