Area, University of London’s Middle for Compressor Technology as well as Howden Compressors will attempt a 5-year collaborative venture - Smart Efficient Compression, Reliability and Energy Targets (SECRET) - and that is supported by an award on the Royal Academy of Architectural (RAEng) and led by means of Howden Chair in Anatomist Design and Compressor Technological know-how, Professor Ahmed Kovacevic.
This partnership will specifically take a look at the effect of clearances plus heat transfer dynamics inside compressor and the resultant cut in losses and gains around efficiency. The SECRET project is often a continuation of the sound partnership between Howden as well as City, combining 30 years of Professor Ahmed Kovacevic’s analysis on screw compressors having Howdens market-leading technology, that is targeted at reducing leakages in rotating machinery by 20%, in addition to improving the efficiency of oil free screw compressors simply by 2%, thus contributing into the European Union’s Global Online Zero CO2 emissions instruction, which is line with all the Paris Climate Change Deal of 2015.
New rotor profiles
This project also plays a role in advances in the introduction of Industry 4. 0, in which the team seeks to enhance traditional manufacturing and industrial practices with the latest smart technology. In order to realise this, the project will focus on the short-, medium- and also long-term development of Howden’s oil-free attach compressors range.

The National Centre of Compressor Technologies will jointly lead on research performed by Howdens and Metropolis, which is expected to transform compression technology.

Mentor Ahmed Kovacevic said:

Howden introduced oil injected screw compressors inside 1950’s, and developed new technologies to give the range of like machines. Today, the firm offers over 700 variations of screw machines regarding numerous applications, including gas and gas, refrigeration, cooling, and processed gas. My business is proud to have been recently closely allied with Howden to get more than 12 years with each other introducing new rotor profiles along with compressor sizes, which continues to offer their customers with better and many more efficient machines. The Centre for Compressor Technologies we direct at City, University of London is usually a world-leading research institute for a lot of these machines. With the support of Howden as well as the Royal Academy of Architectural, this project is destined to result in novel, more efficient, plus reliable oil free units. I am very looking forward to this opportunity.

Spanning 10 years, City and Howden use a long-standing history. Howden will leverage above 160 years’ experience just as one original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and as the world leader throughout developing screw compressor know-how. Howden’s Glasgow-based main manufacturing facility built the very first screw compressor in the 1930s and is the centre of development for the future research and growth activities. The current project will produce a commercial prototype, and will pave the trail to the future with oil free screw compressors.

Dougie Latta, Global Product Director (Screw Compressors) reported:

“At Howden we are constantly desiring to innovate the products and also the services we provide. How we harness the particular strength of our engineering heritage considering the adoption of new technologies and means of servicing our customers is absolutely key to continued achievements and growth. We employ a strong partnership with City University which will form the basis on this industrial and academic collaboration. With the prestigious support from the Royal Academy of Anthropological and its wider system, we see this as being a key enabler to further growth and the development of sustainable and efficient acrylic free compressor technologies. The team at Howden are proud of this award and so are excited about the part we can play in developing market leading solutions for countless years to come”. 201911ld