The pump may well be the most broadly applied type of rotating machine, used to move a variety of fluids in virtually every industry — including process, energy, transportation, medical, consumer products and others. Pumps are available in a range of styles (axial, mixed flow, radial) and sizes. Because of broad, widespread usage, the devices are believed to consume a significant fraction of the electrical power produced worldwide. Governments around the globe have begun to impose performance standards, which can significantly impact product development processes in this industry.
Engineering simulation tools from ANSYS assist product designers around the world to design and build machines that meet — and exceed — performance benchmarks.