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Ebara International Corporation
Ebara sought to develop a novel hydraulic turbine, the mechanical concept of which was based on submerged LNG pumps in cryogenic service. Many new aspects required analysis to determine the optimum thermodynamic efficiencies across various operating conditions.
Using CCAD and CFD in CN’s Agile Engineering Design System® it was possible to conceive and test the design before installation to ensure maximum turbine efficiency, thereby increasing productivity of the liquefaction process and providing the ability to recover fluid energy as electrical power.
CFD identified several areas for potential inefficiencies in the flow field that could be easily and quickly re-engineered before any manufacturing, saving considerable costs and maximising ROI. In total six turbines and critical components were successfully developed.