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DIVISION OF TURBINES AND COMPRESSORS

    The Division of Turbines and Compressors deals basically with investigations in the field of aerodynamics and design of turbomachines: steam and gas turbines, compressors, blowers and fans. The second fundamental field of interest are new systems for energy conversion, especially hybrid systems based on renewable energy resources.

At present a project devoted to a power plant for the Uniejów district, based on geothermal energy coupled with a biomass burning process (a steam boiler fuelled with straw), is conducted. Simultaneously, some projects on ORCs (Organic Rankine Cycles) and turbines adapted to them are carried out.

The issues of optimization of control systems and unsteady operation (surge) of radial compressors are another field under investigation.

Within the direct cooperation with the industry, the Division of Turbines and Compressors (together with other divisions at the Institute of Turbomachinery) deals with the following activities:

· modernizations of turbomachines (the so-called ”revamps”). Lately, several revamps of process compressors have been carried out. All the design works, starting from a concept, through thermodynamic and flow calculations, a technical project of the blading system, up to acceptance tests;

·  post-failure and performance expertise in turbomachines and installations related;

·  technical projects of low-power turbines and blowers for special technological applications (e.g., for high-temperature gas quenching);

· model investigations of flow devices and system (electrofilters, various types of valves: saturation valves, control flap valves).

The Division of Turbines and Compressors employs the following test stands (within ClabME – Central Laboratory of Power Generation Machines):

·         TM1 double-shaft air turbine test stand;

·         1.I1.76 compressor test stand;

·         DP 1 radial blower test stand.

During the design works and analyses, the Division of Turbines and Compressors applies the following own codes:

·         code for calculations of blading in radial turbine stages,

·         code for calculations of compressor stages,

·         code for calculations of fan stages and their characteristic curves.

Moreover, CFD (ANSYS CFX) software packages in their student, academic and commercial versions are employed.

 

Staff members of the Division of Turbines and Compressors:

Prof.Władysław Kryłłowicz, DSc, PhD,  Head

Prof. Jan Krysiński, DSc, PhD

Maciej Karczewski, PhD

Kirill Kabalyk, PhD

Grzegorz Liśkiewicz,, PhD

Radomir Magiera, PhD

 

 

 

 
Institute of Turbomachinery  
90-924 Lodz, 219/223 Wolczanska str.
Tel. (48) (42) 631 23 64  Fax (48) (42) 636 13 83