Organizations that develop compressors strive to improve efficiency and reliability in a very competitive marketplace, so time to market is a significant consideration. Industrial equipment is usually derived from a standard line of machines. But in many cases — particularly larger machines — the equipment requires some level of customization to meet unique installation or operating requirements. Existing machines may require changes to process, flow rates, gas composition or required operating range. These modifications are usually scheduled on a tight timeline to meet a planned system shut-down schedule. The use of rapid, reliable and high-fidelity design tools is vital to meeting customer schedule and expectation.

ANSYS CFX predicted static pressure distribution on the rotor blades of a centrifugal compressor stage