Industrial Equipment and Rotating Machinery

Global trends and market pressures drive engineers to improve industrial equipment, rotating machinery and turbomachinery design, with a focus on delivering performance with improved energy efficiency, safety, durability and range with lower cost and time to market. To achieve targets, developers look at improving all aspects of machine performance.

Energy efficient rotating machinery reduce carbon emissions, but for thermal turbomachinery design engineers also must address emissions of NOx, SOx, unburned hydrocarbons and soot. As machines cycle more frequently, operate off-design, and burn multiple fuels, it becomes more difficult to meet emissions targets.

Applications

Reducir el consumo de combustible, aumentar la eficiencia de la máquina

Para reducir el consumo de combustible o aumentar la eficiencia de los equipos industriales, los desarrolladores tienen en cuenta todos los componentes y disciplinas que podrían impactar en el rendimiento de la máquina: turbina, compresor, cámara de combustión, de admisión y escape, así como efectos aero/hidrodinámicos, térmicos, de combustión, mecánicos y dinámicos.

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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

Compresión y movimiento de gases

Reducir el consumo de energía es un problema acuciante para los proveedores de turbomaquinaria en automoción, refinado químico, petrolífero y de gas y en aplicaciones HVAC. Compresores, turbinas, bombas y ventiladores eficientes reducen el consumo de energía y, por lo tanto, los costes operativos de plantas y edificios. Un bajo mantenimiento se traduce en un coste operativo bajo y pone el foco en la fiabilidad.

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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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