News / ADT Pump Efficiency Initiative Can Facilitate Ecodesign Directive Compliance

Free evaluation design services using 3D inverse design technology illustrate how to meet new European Union Ecodesign Directive standards.

NEW YORK and LONDON – September 17, 2012 – Advanced Design Technology (ADT), a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods and the TURBOdesign Suite, today announces that pump designers taking advantage of the company’s recently launched ADT Pump Efficiency Initiative can apply its free evaluation design services to learn how to achieve greater efficiencies required by new European Union (EU) Ecodesign Directive standards.

ADT estimates that every participant in its ADT Pump Efficiency Initiative will receive approximately $20,000 USD in free evaluation software access and pump design services using the TURBOdesign1 software.

"With TURBOdesign Suite, there are some exciting pump efficiency capabilities designers can leverage to meet Ecodesign Directive standards," said Mehrdad Zangeneh, professor of thermofluids at University College London and founding director of ADT. "Through the ADT Pump Efficiency Initiative we are offering our design services for free to enable companies to evaluate the software and see first-hand how to make their pumps more efficient, provided the companies do not use the resulting designs for commercial use."

The European Commission's Ecodesign Directives (2005/32/EC) and (2009/125/EC) are aimed at reducing the environmental impact of energy-related products. These directives include various pump applications and will begin being enforced January 1, 2013. Inclusion of energy consumption ratings throughout the entire product life cycle means that all pump original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are facing design challenges that require evaluation of the pump efficiency at various operating points, often as low as 25 percent flow of the best efficiency point.

"In most cases of high specific speed mixed-flow pump applications, it is necessary to satisfy more than one performance characteristic such as deign point efficiency, shutoff power/head and non-stall characteristic (no positive slope in flow-head curve). However, it is known that these performance characteristics are in relation of trade-offs. As a result, it is difficult to optimize these performance characteristics in conventional ways such as trial and error approach modifying geometrical parameters," said Yumiko Takayama and Hiroyoshi Watanabe, Fluid Machinery & Systems Company, Ebara Corporation, who coupled 3D inverse pump design TURBOdesign1 with automatic optimization. They conclude, "Once the response surfaces of the parameters are created, it is possible to design an optimum pump to meet the pump users’ requirements within a reasonable time in the actual design process."

About the ADT Pump Efficiency Initiative
ADT’s 3D inverse design software, TURBOdesign Suite, has resulted in significant improvement in the efficiency of pump impellers. Many ADT customers—representing some of the largest pump manufacturers in the world—have achieved considerable improvements in pump performance, gaining significant competitive edge as a result.

ADT is offering its ADT Pump Efficiency Initiative until October 31, 2012, to make the TURBOdesign Suite more widely available to a larger group of companies, including pump manufacturers. The initiative, which includes a full design study provided in conjunction with software licensing and transfer of design know-how, allows for systematic improvement of pump performances across a wide range of industries.

Detailed information on the ADT Pump Efficiency Initiative is available on ADT’s website.

For more information and product inquiries, to arrange a demonstration of unique 3D design and analysis codes or to request a trial license:

About Advanced Design Technology
Advanced Design Technology (ADT) is a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods, which help not only to shorten development time but also improve the performance of turbomachinery components. ADT’s aim is to put designers in direct control of the aerodynamic design and to shorten considerably the design time and time to market for a range of turbomachinery products. ADT’s clients, who represent some of the leading global players in the aerospace, automotive, power generation and marine fields, have achieved significant returns on investment in terms of reduction in design times, higher performance and ease of know-how transfer among different design teams and projects. For more information, call +44 (0) 20 7299 1170 or go to: www.adtechnology.co.uk.

About TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. 
Founded in 2011, TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. (TDT) is the exclusive U.S. distributor for the Advanced Design Technology (ADT) turbomachinery design software, TURBOdesign Suite. TURBOdesign Technology is headquartered in New York, N.Y. For more information, call 1-347-759-6103 or go to: www.turbodesign-tech.com.

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Media Contacts:

Mehrdad Zangeneh
TURBOdesign Technology
(347) 759-6103
  Donna St. Jean Conti, APR
St. Conti Communications

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