EDF and Renuda have worked together on successful turbomachinery projects since 2007.
Two sample projects are available as case studies.
The second project carried two challenges. One, EDF commissioned a Russian institute to retrofit a steam turbine design in order to evaluate the potential for power increase. EDF wanted the results, which predicted improved turbine efficiency and power capacity, to be independently verified with EDF’s in-house code CAPTUR. Renuda ran a series of simulations using CAPTUR, and found a close match. Two, EDF’s HP turbine experienced erosion problems in its first stage and Renuda was asked to use CFD to find an acceptable particle threshold. Renuda set up a geometric model and compared levels of erosion under different geometric and operating conditions. The results enabled EDF to reassess the cleaning processes in its combined-cycle power stations, reducing risk of delayed delivery of an operational plant and so avoiding a significant cost overrun.
"I'D CERTAINLY RECOMMEND RENUDA...BUT I'D RATHER KEEP THEM FOR MYSELF!".Jean-Marc Dorey, Research-engineer, EDF-EDF-R&D