RJM International’s HPC Cluster Supports Power Plant Emissions Reductions

November 25, 2019

Nov. 25, 2019 — RJM International, an award-winning provider of emissions reduction and combustion improvement solutions, is further able to help global power generators and other large combustion plants reduce emissions and improve efficiencies with its first high performance computing (HPC) cluster.  The move also supports the growth of the company’s business in the EU and the UK, particularly in the biomass and Energy from Waste segments of the market. The new HPC environment is designed, integrated and supported by HPC, storage and data analytics integrator, OCF.

RJM International is using the HPC cluster to analyze customers’ existing operational systems and simulate new solutions for their power stations, prior to prototyping. Time taken to complete its analysis has been significantly reduced, whereby a series of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations previously taking around one week, is now complete within only a day. This is, on average, an 86 percent reduction in time. The large memory capacity of the cluster also enables the team to analyze results more efficiently, again saving valuable time and budget.

Anura Perera, Principal CFD Engineer at RJM International, says: “Simulations are becoming larger and more complex for the coal, oil, gas and biomass industries looking to improve new or aging combustion plants. CFD analysis is crucial for the delivery of energy-efficient bespoke solutions for our customers experiencing problems with combustion or high emissions. The new OCF HPC cluster enables us to produce a greater number of simulations at a much faster rate than before and helps support the resolution of complex emissions challenges for our customers.”

The HPC system is comprised of Dell PowerEdge 440 and 740 servers together with Mellanox’s EDR InfiniBand. The solution uses ANSYS Fluent and ANSYS HPC applications and OCF’s HPC management software stack which includes management, monitoring and reporting tools along with an HPC Scheduler to queue up jobs and allow maximum utilization out of the cluster.

“With its combustion solutions, RJM International plays a key role in improving efficiencies and delivering a low carbon economy and reducing pollution”, says Russell Slack, Managing Director of OCF. “Its commitment to HPC technology places it at the forefront of the power industry and enables it to vastly improve the capacity and complexity of CFD simulations for new projects.”

For more information on OCF, please visit, https://www.ocf.co.uk/

About RJM International 

RJM International is a specialist provider of a range of innovative and technologically-sophisticated products and services aimed at the power and industrial plant sectors. Today, RJM’s primary focus involves working in partnership with some of the world’s leading utility supply companies and other large combustion plant, helping them to operate as efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible, whilst meeting the latest emissions regulations, in particular those relating to emissions of SOx, NOx, particulates and carbon.

About OCF 

OCF: Creating high performance computing, storage and data analytics that truly meet your needs.  With over 15-years of experience in high performance computing and managing large-scale data challenges, our creative solutions could be just what your company is looking for. From discovering the origins of the universe to statistical analysis of the genetics of the British population, we’re helping organizations like yours achieve amazing things.


Source: RJM International and OCF 

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