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Greenbank Advanced Instrumentation & Measurement (GAIM)

Greenbank Advanced Instrumentation and Measurement (GAIM) is the research, development and technical arm of the Greenbank Group, operating a technology-based consultancy service to the Group and its customers.

Computational Fluid Dynamics & DEMComputational Fluid Dynamics and DEM

Benefits
Applications
Aerodynamics
Hydrodynamics
Industrial Fluid Systems
Heat Transfer
Multi-Phase Flows

  

Experimental Test FacilitiesExperimental Test Facilities

Experimental Test Facility
Particle Image Velocimetry
Particle/Droplet Image Analysis

 

 

Consultancy and R&D Funded ProjectsConsultancy and funded R&D projects

Specialist Consultancy Services
Funded R&D Projects
HeatPower
FoundEnergy
AIDA
Microwave Technology

 

Independently working with leading UK research universities and design centres, GAIM is dedicated to further enhancing Greenbank’s product portfolio and developing innovative new technologies which help improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of power generation and related industries.

The company specialises in the development of highly scientific equipment that is designed to characterise, measure and control two-phase fluid flows in the power generation, pulverised fuel (PF), cement and steel industries as well as many other industrial sectors, using state-of-the-art innovative technology.

GAIM’s techniques of studying two-phase flow are complemented by a unique PF testing facility and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). GAIM also has access to numerous experimental facilities and expert knowledge, having established links with top universities such as Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough and Cambridge.

GAIM boasts a 1/3 scale PF experimental facility including separating cyclones which lead to weighing systems, bifurcating and trifurcating flow lines and de-dusting filters. We can: 

  • Monitor and measure current flow lines
  • Design new flow lines
  • Develop measurement systems
  • Validate current systems
  • Investigate properties of new and current particles on fluidic systems.

The testing facilities can achieve velocities of up to 35 m/s.

All pipework can be interchanged with viewing windows. All pipes are fitted with Pitot-static probes and orifice plates for simultaneous pressure and velocity measurement. At no point is the flow unknown!