A manufacturer of cryogenic cooling systems was confronted with the demand for bigger and more efficient systems. A specific customer wanted a centrifugal pump to transport helium gas at a temperature of -193 degrees Celsius. Simply enlarging a small pump did not deliver the required result and experimental optimization by using prototypes is a time-consuming and costly process. How to move on?

LIME helped the client by supporting the design process through virtual prototyping and computer simulations.
This way the client could precisely meet the customer’s needs: increased capacity in combination with a high output.