Samad Power

Through years of working on highly innovative energy and power related R&D projects, we have gained valuable experience encompassing a wide range of activities from design, analysis and simulation to manufacturing and testing of complex components related to gas turbines and turbo-machinery. We have established our own development methodology, which enables us to suggest improvements, develop designs, supply components, and provide complete system solutions. Using our proven expertise and specialist tools, we can provide various capabilities in turbomachinery, rotordynamic, thermodynamic, heat transfer, combustion, structural, electronics, controls, prototyping, manufacturing, and testing.

Turbomachinery Design

Relying on our empirical design knowledge built over decades of experience and highly-skilled engineering team, we are the right partner for your turbomachinery design. We will work closely with you to understand your application, specific requirements and constraints in order to fulfil your engineering needs. Samad Power is your complete resource from a 1D design and analysis to prototype parts and experimental testing. We can analyse your specifications and supply tailored solutions for turbomachines, including:

  • Axial flow turbines
  • Radial inflow turbines
  • Centrifugal compressors

The first important step is to identify your project requirements such as performance, target cost, and service life. Then, using our design know-how, in-house codes and industry leading tools, we will create a solution to meet your expectations.

Combustor Design

We originally established our own combustor development programme in order to build a customised solution for a micro gas turbine CHP system. Various arrangements of combustor tubes have been tested using natural gas and some outstanding results have been achieved. Combining ANSYS software with Samad Power’s engineering experience and know-how has gives us the capability to perform analysis and run simulations for any given combustor design – including Can/Annular, DLE, and multi fuel capability.

Rotordynamics

Designing high speed rotational parts requires perfect rotordynamic design for a reliable high-speed operation of the shaft assembly. Having achieved reliable operation with 170,000 rpm design speed in our range of micro gas turbines, we believe that the team possess the right skills and expertise to help with evaluation of rotational part designs with respect to critical bending modes and vibrations. Use of dynamic balancing machine and special vibration measurement sensors allows us to test and analyse the rotordynamics for a wide range of rotational parts.

3D Modelling and CAD

Design is an everyday task at Samad Power. Our engineering team will work closely with you to support you with any 3D design work and to produce standard manufacturing drawings so as to turn your ideas into models ready for manufacture.

Manufacturing

Samad Power’s manufacturing inventory includes, 5-axis milling CNC, CNC lathe, cylindrical grinding, tools and dies, as well as Steel and Aluminium welding. Our experienced workshop engineers can program machining processes in our CAM software and plan the best route for the highest quality and rapid manufacturing of your parts. We have extensive experience of turbomachinery prototyping on exotic materials such as Inconel and Titanium with very tight tolerances (<5 microns).

Test Facilities

Samad Power is well equipped with various apparatus and equipment to undergo any tests for micro gas turbines and heating systems. High temperature thermocouples, accurate pressure sensors, liquid and gas flow meters and controllers, load cells, vibration and displacement sensors, and heat and power meters are part of the instrumentations available at our test facilities. These instruments in conjunction with our advanced programming capabilities using high performance data acquisition hardware and software, provide an excellent opportunity to supply end to end design, build and test services.

Educational Services

UK Government has recently introduced a new scheme to enhance the employability of young GCSE graduates by giving them the skills that industry needs. These new 2-year courses are called “T Levels”, which will be equivalent to 3 A Levels.* T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 45 days. They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship. DfE has committed additional funding specifically for T Levels, rising to an extra £500 million per year.

Samad Power has exceptional experience which could potentially be used for educational purposes including:

  • Providing short course module materials
  • Running short courses mainly covering interdisciplinary subject areas
  • Providing workshop facilities
  • Offering industry placement opportunities
  • Providing educational test rigs

The advanced inter-disciplinary subject areas Samad Power has the expertise to cover include:

  • Combined heat and power generation
  • Turbomachinery design, test and optimisation
  • Rotordynamic design, test and data analysis
  • Heat exchanger/recuperator design, test and optimisation
  • Measurement control strategy
  • Electric motor and power electronics concept design and test
  • CE/BS marking especially gas fired device

* https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/introduction-of-t-levels/introduction-of-t-levels