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News / TURBOdesign1 Employed at Andritz for the Design of High Performance Compact Nuclear Reactor Coolant Pumps

London, UK, March 14, Advanced Design Technology, Ltd., or ADT, a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods, is pleased to announce that Andritz Hydro AG, a global market leader for customised plants, process technologies, and services for the hydro-power, pulp and paper, metals and other industries, applied TURBOdesign1 - 3D inverse design code - for the design of a compact Reactor Coolant Pump (RCP) achieving higher efficiency and cavitation performance.

TURBOdesign1 was used to redesign an existing Reactor Coolant Pump in order to meet the increased flow rate and head required by the plant as a result of increased power output of the nuclear power plant to 1400 MW.  The redesigned pump stage was more compact than the original and also provided higher efficiency at design point and better cavitation performance.  Extensive measurements at Andritz Hydraulic laboratory (ASTRÖ) confirmed the new design met the required design targets for the whole operating range. 

“Our experience is that TURBOdesign1 provides good solutions in a very short period of time, especially when starting from scratch”, comments Dr. Arno Gehrer, of Andritz Hydro AG, “TURBOdesign1 has enabled Andritz Pumps Division to considerably speed up the hydraulic design process.”    

The case study highlights how TURBOdesign1 allows design engineers to quickly develop new pumps with higher efficiency and better cavitation behaviour across the whole operating range, speeding up the design process.  

The full case study is available here: Andritz Reactor Coolant Pump 

For more information please contact:
Lorenzo Bossi
l.bossi@adtechnology.co.uk 

About Advanced Design Technology: 
Advanced Design Technology or ADT is a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods, which help not only to shorten development time but will also improve the performance of turbomachinery components. ADT’s aim is to put the designers in direct control of the aerodynamic design and to shorten considerably the design time and time to market for a range of turbomachinery products.  ADT’s clients, who represent some of the leading global players in the aerospace, automotive, power generation and marine fields, have achieved significant returns on investment in terms of reduction in design times, higher performance and ease of know-how transfer between different design teams and projects.

Advanced Design Technology 
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Tel: +44 (0)20 7299 1170 Fax: +44 (0)20 7636 8028

Andritz Group
Andritz Group is a global market leader for customized plant, systems and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, steel and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel technology).  The Group, which has approximately 14,700 employees worldwide, focuses on the following business areas: Hydro, Pulp & Paper, Metals, Environment & Process, Feed & Biofuel.

Andritz Hydro encompasses the following divisions: Large Hydro, Service & Rehab, Compact Hydro, Generator Turbo, Pumps.  They are a global supplier of electro-mechanical systems and services (“Water to Wire“) for Hydro Power plants.  The company is a leader in the world market for hydraulic power generation.  They promote Hydro Power as the most economic form of renewable energy.  In close cooperation with our customers, they elaborate long-lived, environmentally friendly concepts.  They maintain nature, mankind and technology in perfect harmony, as part of thier own corporate culture.  Therefore, sustainability and conservative use of resources are given top priority.

Andritz AG 
Stattegger Strasse 18, A-8045 Graz, Austria
Tel: +43 (316) 6902 2722 Fax: +43 (316) 6902 465
www.andritz.com