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Daniel V. Hinch, Corporate VP Sales and Marketing, Concepts NREC

How Many Pieces of Turbomachinery (Fans, Blowers, Compressors, Turbines, Pumps) Do You Have in Your House? Part 2

How Many Pieces of Turbomachinery (Fans, Blowers, Compressors, Turbines, Pumps) Do You Have in Your House? Part 2

By Daniel V. Hinch, Corporate VP Sales and Marketing, Concepts NREC
May 14, 2021

In my last blog I wrote about visiting a local middle school to give a talk on ‘What is Turbomachinery, and How Does It Work?’   The quiz at the end of the talk was for the students to list all the...

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How Many Pieces of Turbomachinery do You Have in Your House?  (and a Pop Quiz)

How Many Pieces of Turbomachinery do You Have in Your House?  (and a Pop Quiz)

By Daniel V. Hinch, Corporate VP Sales and Marketing, Concepts NREC
Apr 16, 2021

On occasion I’m invited to a local middle school to give a talk to one of the science classes about ‘What Is Turbomachinery, and How Does It Work?’.   I teach in several of the turbomachinery design...

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What’s the Difference Between ‘Preliminary’ And ‘Detailed’ Design, And How Do These Design Phases Fit Into Your Turbomachinery Design Project?

What’s the Difference Between ‘Preliminary’ And ‘Detailed’ Design, And How Do These Design Phases Fit Into Your Turbomachinery Design Project?

By Daniel V. Hinch, Corporate VP Sales and Marketing, Concepts NREC
Apr 2, 2021

Whether it’s a compressor, turbine, or an entire rocket turbopump design project we are tackling at Concepts NREC, we typically divide the design project into three phases: (1) scoping or feasibility...

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Why are Scoping Studies Necessary for Your Turbomachinery Project?

Why are Scoping Studies Necessary for Your Turbomachinery Project?

By Daniel V. Hinch, Corporate VP Sales and Marketing, Concepts NREC
Feb 19, 2021

At Concepts NREC we do a lot of projects from ‘clean sheet’ all the way through manufacturing of prototype hardware.   In fact, these types of projects are among the favorite of the engineering staff...

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What’s So Hard About Designing A Pump?

What’s So Hard About Designing A Pump?

By Daniel V. Hinch, Corporate VP Sales and Marketing, Concepts NREC
Oct 6, 2020

Here at Concepts NREC, we work on a wide range of turbomachinery components designed for fluids ranging from gases to liquids, including supercritical fluids like supercritical CO2 which have...

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Using an Economizer in Centrifugal Compressor Chiller Cycles

Using an Economizer in Centrifugal Compressor Chiller Cycles

By Daniel V. Hinch, Corporate VP Sales and Marketing, Concepts NREC
Sep 18, 2020

In the chiller industry, the evolution of centrifugal compressor chiller cycles has led to an interesting and powerful cycle and related compressor configuration which involves reinjection of...

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Turbomachinery Design for Medical Devices Including Compressors, Fans, Blowers, and Pumps

Turbomachinery Design for Medical Devices Including Compressors, Fans, Blowers, and Pumps

By Daniel V. Hinch, Corporate VP Sales and Marketing, Concepts NREC
Aug 7, 2020

Turbomachinery is used in a very wide variety of industries and applications.   While applications like aerospace ‘jet engines’ or powerplant steam turbines are the applications that come to mind...

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