A Vision For Pump R&D Over The Next 25 Years
Energizing research and development on pumps in today’s emerging global and environmental context is envisioned as a major feature of the pump industry in the next quarter century. The mission for how to realize this vision is proposed as a major thrust forward, the point of departure being past technical successes in improving the efficiency and reliability of both pumps and drivers. Examples are given for implementing this mission, including variable geometry, integrating pump and motor, and internal sealing that dramatically reduces internal leakage. These technologies are seen as impacting fields such as carbon capture, oil exploration, and microsize applications. In a new role for both academia and industry, high-technology research and technology (R&D) institutes are proposed for already practicing pump engineers and scientists to implement the mission and realize the vision.
Cooper, Paul (2009). A Vision For Pump R&D Over The Next 25 Years. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from