Several subsystems contain fluid handling machinery: Pumps, compressors, valves etc. These components require special care, as they are not (all) available on the scale of the plant, without modification. These components must be designed for: high efficiency, long lifetime, corrosion/fouling resistance and low cost manufacturing.
The main focus is on the development of the compressor, the valves are supplied by a partner. The aim is to improve the current compressor design (including building it).
- Process modeling (calculate stuff)
Design calculations have to be made in order to get the right compressor dimensions. There is allready a calculation sheet available which needs to be improved.
- Component design (draw stuff)
Developing a 3D CAD model amd doing a FEM analysis.
- Experimenting / Testing (build stuff)
The new compressor design has to be built and tested to see if the pressure ratio is obtained.