A new video online on Cetim’s YouTube channel reviews the major steps of the European Palace project which aims to develop a new generation pump for future aircraft.
Serv, a French pump designer and manufacturer, Cetim and Thales Avionics Electrical Systems (TAES), Topic Manager of the European project Palace (Pump Architecture Linked to Aircraft Cooling Expectations), selected by the CleanSky programme, have risen to the challenge of developing a new generation pump architecture to cool the future electric aircraft generators.
This was no easy feat since this pump had to be five times more efficient than conventional models, in particular allowing a rotation speed of 30,000 rpm, while being light, compact and capable of being mass-produced. Above all, before producing the pump, the partners had to design and build a suitable test bench to validate the expected performance!
In a new video available on our Youtube channel, Marc Pontrucher, R&T Development Manager at Thales, Laurent Jeannerod, CEO of Serv, Fabien Ligert, designer at Serv and Gaëtan Fagot, from Cetim and technical coordinator of the project consortium, talk in depth about the project, its origins, its objectives, the contributions of each partner and the results obtained.
In particular, “this partnership has had a strong impact and has allowed us to reach new heights in terms of research and development and to have access to unprecedented means”, reported Laurent Jeannerod.
The video “Palace – innovative pump architecture for cooling electrical machine” is online on the Cetim France Youtube channel.
The Palace project was selected by the Cleansky programme and is funded by the European innovation and research programme Horizon 2020 (Grant Agreement 785293).
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