Context and challenges
This client is a world leading group in the pharmaceutical industry, specialising in the production of vaccines.
This industrialist’s major challenge is to guarantee the sterility of the products manufactured. To achieve this, production environments and equipment must be extremely clean and even sterile. To achieve this objective, it is necessary to set up a very sophisticated ventilation / suction / air filtering system.
As part of the design of a new modular production building, several engineering options were under consideration. Static CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations did not make it possible to realise the real risks, because several moving elements (operators and AGVs - Automated Guided Vehicles) had a strong impact on the general aeraulic scheme and could lead to environmental contamination.
This client commissioned Assystem to carry out risk studies using its "Virtual Smoke Test" solution to visualise, measure and study each of the options in a dynamic environment in real time in order to choose the best option and thus be "right the first time".
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations, produced via the "Virtual Smoke Test" Solution, make it possible to immerse oneself directly inside the virtual environment and examine in real time the aeraulic irregularities, including during the gestures of an operator under laminar flow.