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REI provided the presentation given below of their current interest in CAPE-OPEN.
History of Reaction Engineering International
Reaction Engineering International (REI) was founded in 1990 by Michael Heap, David Pershing and Philip Smith as an engineering consulting firm focused on solving challenging combustion problems. In 2000, after the untimely passing of Michael Heap, the current ownership group, drawn entirely from senior employees, assumed leadership of the company. The present management team, headed by Dr. Bradley Adams and Dr. Michael Bockelie, has maintained the high level of integrity and technical excellence established by REI’s original founders.
REI is a technically superior and fiscally sound consulting firm that has experienced a steady and healthy growth throughout its history. This reasonable growth pattern has allowed us to expand our capabilities and services while maintaining our sound reputation for integrity, value and technical expertise. We firmly believe that the growth and reputation of our company are the direct results of the individual efforts and commitment of all our employees. Our future success depends on continued commitment and adherence to the highest professional standards of conduct and performance.
Today REI remains a growing R&D consulting firm with an internationally recognized expertise in combustion and environmental solutions. At present REI employs approximately 25 professional engineers and support staff. Based on the premise that a company composed of full-time professionals working with technically specialized consultants can most easily apply cutting edge technology to industrial problems, REI’s reputation for the delivery of a high quality service and the ability to solve tough problems has attracted significant business opportunities in several areas:
- Utility Boilers & APCD
- Petrochemical Furnaces
- Industrial Furnaces
- Rotary Kilns
REI provides services and products to a broad range of clients in these areas, including state and federal government agencies, private and public utilities, major industries, manufacturers and vendors.
Current Interest in CAPE-OPEN
The US Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is facilitating the development of future zero-emissions, high-efficiency polygeneration plant configurations that will be based on IGCC technology.
Through co-funding from a US Department of Energy NETL “Clean Coal” R&D award, Reaction Engineering International (REI) is assisting in the development of NETL’s Advanced Process Engineering Co-simulation (APECS) framework for advanced power generation systems. In final form, APECS will include a hierarchy of equipment models including Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD), process models, and reduced order models. A broad range of analysis capabilities will be supported.
One of the key ways by which REI is supporting NETL with APECS is through the development of CAPE-OPEN compliant models of key plant equipment.