December 2011

Rotating Equipment

Enhancing pump design

How modern tools accentuate pump performance

Krueger, S., Sulzer Pumps; Cropper, M., Parker, J., Sulzer Pumps (US)

Only a few decades ago, product development of pumps was performed by the use of drawing boards and simple calculation methods. Most of the development time was spent on 2D CAD drafting, limiting the amount of iterations to a minimum. Together, advances in information technology, computer-aided engineering (CAE), drafting (CAD) and simulation have evolved significantly. A number of step-changes in technology have allowed for an automation of design tools, thereby reducing the development time needed for drafting and allowing for further design iterations. Progress with faster computers, tools for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), structural analysis, standards and databases, releases e

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