How HPC makes the difference
To achieve maximum quality tightening process, it ́s crucial to analyse with maximum precision flanged joints‘ behaviour and acquire knowledge on how elastic interactions between elements take place. Texas controls had used simulation previously, but not with such high computational demands as needed in this complex modelling. They needed a detailed mechanical analysis to gather precise information about the stresses and deformations which are present in joint elements, in order to identify the right tightening parameters that make it perfect. This challenge was not feasible with their own resources, so CESGA provided infrastructure to make this a reality. The analysis showed some misbehaviours in the flanged joints that may lead either to a tightening process redesign which would meet such demanding requirements, or to completely rejecting the original design. TEXAS CONTROLS CEO, Mr Frank Fernandez, stated that without CESGA´s HPC infrastructure it would have been impossible to face the challenge and discover as much information about what really takes place in a flanged union, the collaborations helped bring much-needed expertise to build more quality products and services.