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Palace, the European project, is unveiled

Palace, the European project, is unveiled
The aim of the Cleansky project Palace is to develop a new pump architecture to equip the cooling systems of the next generation of aircraft generators. Find out more about this fascinating experience through a dedicated website page and a YouTube video.

There is absolutely no doubt that the future generation of aircraft will require electrical generators that deliver more electrical power and the pumps installed in the aircraft cooling systems will have to be enhanced accordingly. 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), have risen to this challenge. With funding from the Cleansky programme, this project aims to develop a new pump architecture to cool the future generation of generators.

This is no easy feat as this pump must be smaller and lighter than current models while meeting demanding conditions including a minimum flowrate of 23 litres per minute, a rotation speed of 12,000 to 30,000 rpm, an operating temperature range of -40 to +120°C and withstanding all pressure variations between 0 and 55,000 feet!

The first steps in the development process of this unprecedented pump can be viewed on a dedicated web and in a video posted on the Cetim France YouTubechannel.

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