High and unstable energy availability and costs are profoundly affecting industrial equipment sector, making necessary to largely improve energy efficiency, increasing machine performances or reducing consumption, depending on the application. In order to reach these goals, designers want to analyze and address the higher possible number of machine characteristics.
Machine efficiency improvement typically results in reduced carbon emissions, but other factors need to be taken into account like emissions of NOx, SOx, unburned hydrocarbons and soot. Since, with increasing frequency, machines operate off-design burning multiple fuels, emissions targets are becoming more and more difficult to meet .
Obviously, efficiency and emissions targets have to be reached accordingly to machine integrity preservation. Reliability, durability and safety have to always be assured. In addition, machine operative conditions are asked to be extended and its working cycle intensified.
Industrial equipment category is very broad and includes a lot of different sectors, here a small list:
- Turbomachinery (compressors, turbines, pumps)
- Heat exchangers and cooling systems
- Pipes and valves
- Electronics components
- Production plants machines and facilities