With support through New York’s HPCNY and CCI, Rensselaer computational scientists worked closely with Goulds Pumps’ engineers to adopt more accurate methods and streamline its overall modeling process.
ITT Goulds Pumps has been manufacturing high quality pumps for industry for over 160 years, beginning with metal-banded wooden pumps in 1848, and the world’s first all-metal pump in 1849. A New York fixture and global leader, Goulds has supplied industrial pumping products to the chemical, pulp and paper, power generation, oil, gas and mining industries. With more than a million process pumps installed worldwide, Goulds is also now the world’s leading manufacturer of residential well-water pump systems.
This collaboration with RPI has advanced Goulds Pumps’ ability to bring innovation to products and processes. By leveraging high performance computing Goulds Pumps has gained a singular, strategic advantage, one that has already directly impacted their business, and one that will continue to reap benefits in terms of streamlined processes. Their new modeling capabilities helped bring the XHD Extra Heavy Duty Lined Slurry Pump to market, which won a 2012 Breakthrough Product award from Processing Magazine and took top honors at the Pump Industry Awards of the British Pump Manufacturer’s Association. With its new lease on future capabilities, Goulds Pump is investing in additional digital modeling as part of a $22M, 50+ job expansion of its production and R&D facilties.
Acquired by ITT Corporation in 1997, Goulds continues to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of ITT’s fluid technology segment. A major economic engine of New York’s Finger Lakes region, Gould’s growth and expansion is critical to keeping the area viable and competitive.