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Consultancy Summaries

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Consultancy Summaries

Some of the best-known names in the turbomachinery industry have called on our Engineering Services to develop highly efficient turbomachinery components, examples of some recent works are below:

Types of Consultancy Services

  • Aerodynamic Design/re-Design Services
  • Complete Design Services
  • CFD Analysis
  • Finite Element Structural Analysis

Multi-Objective Optimisation of a Centrifugal Pump Stage by Means of Design of Experiment Coupled with Inverse Design Method

Design Targets

Improve the impeller suction performance at the design point.
Improve the stall performance.
Maximize pump head at shut-down.

Deliverables
Design guideline based on sensitivity analysis for impeller design.
Optimized impeller geometries for different objectives.

Impact
Generally applicable design guidelines for multi-point / multi-objective design of
centrifugal pumps

Design of a Cooling Fan

Design Targets
Optimize aerodynamic efficiency.
Achieve desired flow rate and pressure rise.
Achieve desired air velocity on the cooling fans.

Deliverables
Impeller geometry.

Impact
High-efficiency axial fan designed in two weeks.

Design of a 3 Stage Axial LP Turbine for Aeroengine Applications

Design Target

To develop a high performance 3 stage axial LP turbine in a 6 weeks period time
frame to help in a competitive bidding process with other competing aeroengine
manufacturers.

Deliverables
High performance LP turbine developed within 5 weeks.

Impact
The high performance of the turbine enabled the client to beat other major
aeroengine manufacturers and win the competitive bid. The turbine has already
been manufactured and flown in an aeroengine.

Design Optimisation of a Strongly Interacting Diffuser Pump Stage

Design Targets
Investigate detailed flow structure and loss mechanism in a diffuser pump and redesign impeller and diffuser blade to reduce losses and improve stage efficiency.

Deliverables
Redesigned geometry of the impeller and diffuser.

Impact
Based on unsteady flow predictions the redesigned stage showed up to 4 points improvement in efficiency. Fig.1: Pump impeller and diffuser arrangement

Design of a Double-Suction Fan Stage

Design Targets
Analysis of an existing double-suction fan stage including inlet ducts, connecting channels, impeller and volute and redesign of fan impeller for improved aerodynamic efficiency.

Deliverables
Redesigned impeller geometry.

Impact
The stage efficiency was improved by up to 4 points.

Redesign of an Industrial Compressor Stage

Design Targets
Redesign a state-of-the-art industrial compressor stage, consisting of impeller, diffuser and de-swirl vane to improve stage efficiency while improving a stable operating range.

Deliverables
Geometry of the impeller, diffuser and de-swirl vane.

Impact
The stage efficiency was improved by up to 5 points with improvement in stable operating range.

Hydrodynamic Design of a Turbocharger Pump and Turbine for Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant Applications

Design Targets
The scope of this project is the detailed design of a hydraulic turbocharger composed by a Pump and a Radial inflow Turbine for energy recovery in a reverse osmosis desalination plant.

Deliverables
Geometries and detailed 3D CFD performance results for the complete hydraulic turbocharger system including pump impeller and exit volute, turbine inlet volute and impeller.

Impact
The complete turbocharger system design was delivered on time and achieved a system efficiency 5 points above the target set by the Customer.

Hydraulic Design Optimisation of a Torque Converter

Design Targets
Improve the hydraulic performance of the torque converter and reduce its power consumption at various speed ratios.

Deliverables
Redesign geometries of three components of the torque converter, i.e., pump, turbine and stator.

Impact
Up to 12% reduction in torque converter power consumption at design speed ratio and significant improvement at off-design.

Design of a Double-Suction Volute Pump

Design Targets
Analysis of a complete double-suction pump stage including inlet duct and volute. Redesign the pump impeller to achieve target pump head and efficiency at design and off-design conditions.

Deliverables
Redesigned impeller geometry and pump performance characteristics.

Impact
Required stage performance was met with improvement in stage efficiency.

Design of Refrigeration Compressor Stage in R134

Design Targets
To design a refrigeration compressor stage using R134a to improve performance of stage ( impeller, vaneless diffuser and volute) and to meet various flow rates and pressure ratio requirements by using trimming of the impeller.

Deliverables
Geometries of the full impeller, vaneless diffuser and volute
Geometries of meridional trimmed impellers
Geometries of spanwise trimmed impellers

Impact
State-of-the-art compressor stage and series of trimmed geometries meeting all design targets.

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