The Ansys integrated turbomachinery design platform enabled a rotating machinery company to design a centrifugal compressor with a potential for 2 to 5 percent energy savings during wastewater treatment operations. In addition, the company was able to reduce costs and design time in developing a next-generation product.
One of the biggest challenges in designing reciprocating compressors is understanding the complex operation of reed valves that open and close as they deform under loads generated by fluid flowing through the compressor. Tecumseh engineers used ANSYS multiphysics capabilities to design a new compressor that consumes less power and produces less noise in under half the time required to design the previous product.
Metso Flow Control engineers require several weeks to build and test a new valve. Using ANSYS AIM software, developed for design engineers, Metso engineers can digitally explore the performance of a new design in a few hours. The ability to evaluate many more designs in less time makes it possible to substantially increase valve performance and get new valves to market sooner.