WeirSPM Pump of the Future PowerFrame

Project: Knowledge Exchange

Project Details


The design for the POTF is currently being completed by Weir SPM and based on
the discussions on the new design, a set of numerical analysis studies are now proposed for the powerframe of the POTF:
• Kinematic analysis,
• Structural analysis,
• Fatigue analysis,
• Design variations and optimisation analysis.

Key findings

Confirmation of the feasibility and reliability of the proposed powerframe
design by the results of FE-based fatigue analysis. Based on the results of
fatigue analyses, suggestions are made to WSPM for improving the kinematic,
structural or fatigue performance of the POTF powerframe design.
Short titleWeirSPM Pump of the Future PowerFrame
Effective start/end date1/04/1431/08/14


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