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Design of a Chiller Compressor for Domestic CHP (R1233zd(E))

Advanced Design Technology engineers carried out the complete aerodynamic design of a brand-new centrifugal compressor for a chiller using the refrigerant R1233zd(E).

The customer was a leading manufacturer of high-speed rotating machines and required a detailed design that was able to operate over a wide range of challenging conditions. Ultimately the final design needed to harness the full power of TURBOdesign Suite, including 1D preliminary analysis code TURBOdesign Pre, 3D Inverse Design code TURBOdesign1 and TURBOdesign Volute.

The key design targets for the work were for a very wide operating map and high efficiency. The deliverables were optimized design geometries of all the components of the compressor stage, composed of the compressor impeller, a vaneless/vaned diffuser and an outlet volute.


Using TURBOdesign Suite, ADT engineers were able to deliver on all targets on stage operating range and stage efficiency targets were all met or exceeded. 

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About Advanced Design Technology

We provide software and services for the design and optimization of turbomachinery, based on our unique 3D Inverse Design technology. Our tools and services help customers achieve innovative “breakthrough” designs, delivering market leading solutions at dramatically reduced development costs.

ADT, headquartered in London, UK, was established in 1999 as a joint venture between University College London and The Ebara Research Co Limited of Japan. We are considered as one of the leading global turbomachinery design software providers, with our TURBOdesign Suite tool set in use across a very wide range of applications and sectors. 

Our design consultancy services deliver cutting-edge solutions to our global customers. Whether the task involves a complete solution, from concept to final design for manufacturing, or is facing challenging multi-point / multi-objective design optimization, we work closely with our customers and support them throughout the entire design process.

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