ADT Releases TURBOdesign Suite 5.2.5 – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Latest version of Leading Design for Turbomachinery Suite drastically reduces turbomachinery optimization computational requirements and lowers production costs.

Major Improvements in TURBOdesign Suite v5.2.5 enhances integration and automation of design processes and workflows within the Clients software landscapes, this new version brings extended import capabilities for existing blade designs, automation for a variety of design post-processing tasks such as profiling of leading and trailing edges along with automatic geometry file conversion to help designers reduce manual CAD operations and allows for more design iterations and coupling with automatic optimization methods.

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CO2 turbines could power Mars exploration — maybe – ExtremeTech

A new kind of CO2 engine is on the drawing board. If it works, travelers to Mars might have a ready-made source of power to make their stay more comfortable.

Researchers are developing an exotic turbogenerator that vents CO2 directly into the Martian atmosphere. If it works, travelers to Mars might have a ready-made source of power to make their stay more comfortable — though that’s a big “if,” to put it mildly.

The device would harness the so-called Leidenfrost effect to convert temperature differences into mechanical work.

 

Some more traditional turbines can and do use fancy air bearings and even magnetic bearings. They can also run on CO2. For example, Toshiba is building a flesh and blood power-generating supercritical CO2 turbine right here in Texas, USA. The main question at this point is, can this thing make real power, and if so, what kind of power? In other words, raw horsepower is great, but if it comes in turning at 100,000 RPMs and you can stop it with your finger, then no amount of practical gear reduction can shapeshift it into a torque you can use to drive an even remotely efficient matched generator.

Source: www.extremetech.com

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Rising IoT Startup NETenergy Advances in Two Energy Challenges – Chicago Inno

In the startup sphere where terms like incubators, challenges and prototypes get thrown around on the daily, thermal energy management startup NETenergy has built up quite an impressive vocabulary.. It’s been a busy three months for the Internet of Things (IoT) startup, which powers its intelligent energy management software with thermal storage hardware. Using phase change composites, these storage units distribute and store cold energy in the form of latent heat when needed, allowing customers to shift their A/C consumption to cheap and efficient off-peak hours, while saving 30 percent or more on overall energy consumption.

Source: chicagoinno.streetwise.co

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Can Carbon Dioxide Replace Steam to Generate Power? – Scientific American

The U.S. Department of Energy hopes to create a more efficient turbine that uses CO2 to make electricity

Source: www.scientificamerican.com

Microgen Concepts’s insight:

A simpler, smaller, cleaner machine
The term "supercritical" describes the state of carbon dioxide above its critical temperature and pressure, 31 degrees Celsius and 73 atmospheres. Under these conditions, carbon dioxide has a density similar to its liquid state and fills containers the way it would as a gas.

 

Supercritical turbines would also be an attractive upgrade from steam systems aboard ships and submarines, producing the same power while occupying less space. Because they use carbon dioxide instead of water as their process fluid, these turbines would also work well in drought-stricken areas.

In addition, a supercritical turbine could fit into a directly heated cycle, where a fuel like natural gas burns in the presence of pure oxygen inside the turbine, creating only water and carbon dioxide as waste.

See on Scoop.itTurbines Design & Power

Can Carbon Dioxide Replace Steam to Generate Power? – Scientific American

The U.S. Department of Energy hopes to create a more efficient turbine that uses CO2 to make electricity

Source: www.scientificamerican.com

A simpler, smaller, cleaner machine
The term "supercritical" describes the state of carbon dioxide above its critical temperature and pressure, 31 degrees Celsius and 73 atmospheres. Under these conditions, carbon dioxide has a density similar to its liquid state and fills containers the way it would as a gas.

Supercritical turbines would also be an attractive upgrade from steam systems aboard ships and submarines, producing the same power while occupying less space. Because they use carbon dioxide instead of water as their process fluid, these turbines would also work well in drought-stricken areas.

In addition, a supercritical turbine could fit into a directly heated cycle, where a fuel like natural gas burns in the presence of pure oxygen inside the turbine, creating only water and carbon dioxide as waste.

See on Scoop.itMicro generation – Energy & Power systems