PumpLinx is built on Simerics’s baseline technology to provide a transient 3-D simulation software uniquely suited for the analysis and design of pumps and other fluid devices with rotating or sliding components.
PumpLinx, A Great Program for the EngineerLead Engineer,
PumpLinx Testimonial from HMS Group Russia
PumpLinx for me has surpassed all expectations: 3D model preparation – 2 hours maximum, 1 hour on average. No problems with mesh creation – always created and there are no errors in the calculations because of the quality of the grid. Calculation of the first characteristic point is no more than 10-30 minutes, which is 10-30 times faster than our main program. Accuracy of the calculation for the pressure and for the efficiency in the range of 1% to 3% max (in the operating range of feeds, and for one pump and throughout the feature). To sum up the total: a great program for the engineer; quick and easy; Overall evaluation of 9 out of 10 (with 10 being a perfect virtual [Score])
HMS Group Russia
PumpLinx Helps Engineer Deliver 3X Improvement in System EfficiencyZack Anderson, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer,
PumpLinx Testimonial from Levant Power Corp.
“PumpLinx has enabled our engineering team to accurately simulate performance of GenShock and its internal design features. It is delivering more accurate results for our hydraulic pump and valve modeling efforts than previous CFD packages we have utilized, saving us time and money. A couple data points: our latest generation GenShock demonstrated empirical performance within 1.7% of our un-calibrated predictions. The ability to accurately simulate design features enabled us to rapidly hone in on design enhancements, delivering a 3x improvement in system efficiency over the previous generation. ”
Levant Power Corp.
PumpLinx Helps AerospaceRichard Friedman, Research and Development,
PumpLinx Testimonial from Parker Hannifin
We acquired PumpLinx in order to examine a cavitation damage issue in one of our pumps. We were able to witness a correlation using the cavitation intensity model and the location of our actual damage. We examined several pump hardware changes and witnessed a reduction of calculated intensity with a reduction or elimination of actual damage. The new geometry configurations were easily imported and set up to run within one hour. Trends in the solution were apparent within a few hours of run time while converged solutions at cavitation conditions would normally take an overnight run. The tutorial was sufficient to get us started and requests for support and advice on improving our modeling techniques were quick and succinct. Streamline visualizations revealed fluid paths that we had only dreamed of or never imagined. Rapid turnaround of proposed modifications prevented us from building hardware that was unlikely to solve our problems. The use of Pumplinx has validated the solution to our cavitation issue and provided us with a greater understanding of the dynamic fluid stresses within our pumps.
PumpLinx Performs Fast Transient SimulationBill Carnes P.E., Chief Engineer
PumpLinx Testimonial from Pioneer Pump, Inc.
In designing a pump targeted to the mining and dairy slurry industries, we learned that more radical designs, such as a very high head, two vane impeller, absolutely require a transient analysis in order to produce accurate results. The speed of PumpLinx enabled us to perform full transient simulations over-night, with the result that original design point was achieved and bettered by about 15 feet, and the efficiency was around the anticipated 78%. By comparison, the steady-state predictions, which can only approximate the effects of dynamic pulsations, were well off the mark. Had we made the decision to go with either of the other two CFD packages we looked at, transient simulations would have not been feasible, and, as the designer, I would still be in a funk and scratching my head. What I hope is that, during your sales efforts for this software, you will share this anecdote and stress, while it works much of the time, a steady-state analysis, alone, might very well leave a designer scratching his head!
Pioneer Pump, Inc.