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Optimizing Volute Design in a Centrifugal Compressor for Industrial Cooling

Johnson Controls, a global manufacturer of heating and cooling products, uses TURBOdesign Volute to design and optimize the volute in some of their YORK centrifugal compressors.

Johnson Controls manufacture heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration products. Their equipment is installed in buildings like hospitals, offices, airports and much more. The YORK range are high capacity centrifugal compressors that are used in many large, well-known buildings across the world.

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 You may also be interested in our consultancy: Design of a Chiller Compressor for Domestic CHP (R1233zd(E))

Using TURBOdesign Volute, Johnson Controls have been able to slash design times from several days so that now the entire design process takes just one day. They have also seen gains in efficiency and a reduction in size. You can find out more about these improvements by downloading the full case study by Dr. Florin Iancu, Compressor Aerodynamics Engineer at Johnson Controls.

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About TURBOdesign Volute

TURBOdesign Volute is a design code based on a 2D inverse design approach. It allows for 2D velocity distributions at the inlet and iteratively calculates the shape of the volute outer wall for a specified cross-section. 

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TURBOdesign Volute can come up with an optimized volute design in significantly less time compared to a conventional approach. It gives the user the ability to specify diffuser exit angles and define the outlet pipe to be either tangential or radial to the volute exit. Once the design is complete it exports detailed information including casing shape, height and cross-section area in a .csv file. It also spits out a 3D .iges CAD file for either the volute surface or the cross sections. 

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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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