Predictive models for engineering.



Cantene develops aerodynamic and fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis, Fire Safety Engineering (FSE), risk analysis in tunnels and ventilation system design. Through computational fluid dynamics, we study the air behavior and elaborate safety plans and solutions to optimize the efficiency of aeraulic systems in tunnels and metro.


Fire Safety Engineering and ventilations systems design in tertiary, industrial plants and logistic buildings. Thanks to a multidisciplinary and performance-based approach, it’s possible to elaborate predictive models to handle fire and smoke emergencies.


Cantene deals with risk management and optimization of productive processes through CFD and DEM predictive models. A performance-based approach is used to study complex systems as dryers, industrial ovens and vulcanization plants to increase the awareness and to weigh improvement design solutions.


Crowd analysis allows us to design emergency plans to manage events as concerts, parades, carnivals and fairs. Agent-based simulators reproduce the real geometry of the site and the dynamic of the crowd during the main event phases: entrance and evacuation.


We investigate reality and control emergencies, solving problems all over the world.

Turin, 2007 — when everything started. Cantene was born from a vision: to put on the market the excellence of computational fluid dynamic modelling. We’re a team of engineers and mathematical analysts who are supported by an academic committee and build models to understand complexity. Always evolving, as a young, open-minded team, we’re driven by an inextinguishable passion for discovery. We’ve been managing risk for over a decade.

Cantene studies how complex systems such as tunnels, buildings, industrial processes and crowds work in order to anticipate their complications. We develop predictive models based on the study of numerical codes with advanced procedures to best support safety strategies. Our roots as a company are anchored in computational fluid dynamic analysis (CFD), which is crucial to analyze the behavior of highway and subway tunnels in normal and emergency conditions, and to design more efficient and reliable ventilation systems.

With a long experience in Fire Safety Engineering (FSE) and thermal sciences applied to ventilation and energy, we describe predictive models for fire scenarios inside buildings and optimize thermal processes in the chemical industry in order to maximize the production. Cantene deals with human beings: studying and simulating the dynamic of crowds is essential to guarantee the safety of people in public spaces during big events like concerts or parades.


Fire Safety Engineering (FSE) is at the core of Cantene's business. Discover the benefits of a Performance-Based approach in fire prevention and smoke and heat disposal systems design.




Cantene employs both proprietary and commercial software. We are the sole distributor for Italy of Thunderhead Engineering solutions Pyrosim, for defining the details of complex fire models, and Pathfinder, for simulating emergency egresses and evacuations. We also provide analyses with an in-house tool (ARTU), that reproduces smoke propagation in galleries and evaluates the interferences among people and combustion products.


Safety and efficiency, sustainability and comfort: how to find useful and effective answers to the needs of our planet? How can we make our plans both feasible and beneficial? Real estate and city making, infrastructures and mobility, manufacturing, energy supply: discover our models to investigate the new perspectives of progress.


At Cantene, we manage performance-based software to simulate the dynamics of a fire (FDS), of a tunnel ventilation system (IDA Tunnel), of explosions (Breeze ExDam). And also with softwares that allows the design, devices and processes in the field of engineering (Comsol Multiphysics) and optimize industrial thermal processes (Aspherix). With these tools, we don’t consider doubt as a variable.