Équipements industriels & machines tournantes

L’une des principales exigences dans la conception des équipements industriels et des turbomachines modernes est l'efficacité énergétique, à cause du coût élevé et de la disponibilité fluctuante des ressources énergétiques. Selon l'application, les efforts se concentrent sur la réduction de la consommation de carburant ou sur l'augmentation de l'efficacité des machines.

<>Pour atteindre ces objectifs, les développeurs cherchent à améliorer tous les aspects de la performance de la machine. L’amélioration de l'efficacité de la machine se traduit généralement par une réduction des émissions de carbone. Mais les ingénieurs doivent également lutter contre les émissions de NOx, de SOx, d’hydrocarbures imbrûlés et de suie. Comme les machines tournent plus souvent, opèrent hors de leur point de conception (off-design) et brûlent plusieurs carburants, il devient de plus en plus difficile d'atteindre les objectifs d'émission.

Applications

Reduce Fuel Burn, Increase Machine Efficiency

To reduce fuel burn or increase industrial equipment efficiency, developers look at all components and disciplines that could impact machine performance: turbine, compressor, combustor, inlet and exhaust as well as aero/hydrodynamics, thermal, combustion, mechanical and dynamics effects.

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Improve Durability & Reliability

High firing temperatures can shorten product life; an appropriate thermal management strategy can mitigate detrimental effects.

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Reduce Emissions

Reduced carbon emissions call for higher machine efficiency, which often demands higher firing temperatures.

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Broaden Machine Operating Range

The industrial equipment industry pushes turbomachinery to the limit. It must operate, both reliably and efficiently, over a wider operating range, with minimal performance degradation.

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Segments

Compression and Gas Moving

Reducing power consumption is a pressing issue for providers of turbomachinery in automotive, chemical process, oil and gas, and HVAC applications. Efficient compressors, turbines, pumps and fans reduce power consumption and, hence, plant and building operating costs. Low maintenance translates to low operating costs consequently a focus on reliability.

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Hydraulic Machinery

Efficiency, operational flexibility and reliability are critical parameters for hydraulic machinery of all types. Hydraulic turbines must offer very high efficiency, and the equipment is now expected to operate over an increased operating range and to cycle more frequently. Requirements are similar for pumps, vehicle torque converters and marine liquid propulsion systems, including propellers.

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Thermal Turbomachinery

Reducing fuel burn, for economic and operational reasons, is a key requirement for most aircraft engines, auxiliary power units, and gas and steam turbines. Low emissions, both carbon and non-carbon, satisfy growing public environmental concerns and increased government legislation.

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Wind, Aircraft Propellers and Rotors

A key aerodynamic feature of wind turbines, aircraft propellers and rotors is the lack of flow guidance due to low blade solidity. Consequently, requirements include power delivery and aerodynamic efficiency over a broad range of flow incidence. Reliability and safety are also paramount due to inaccessibility and human safety considerations.

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