Honeywell Turbo Technologies

01.31.2012
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Aerospace Synergy

Honeywell Turbo Technologies enjoys a strong aerospace heritage. Its predecessor, Garrett AiReasearch, was at the time one of the world’s leading aerospace companies. Over the years, the aerospace connection has grown even more robust as Honeywell Turbo Technologies has continued to collaborate with its sister aerospace business in diverse fields. The collaboration provides Honeywell with a level of expertise unrivaled in the turbocharging industry as shown below:

Aerodynamics
Optimizing turbo aerodynamics plays a key role in the design and engineering of turbos that operate more efficiently and across a broader range of high performance engines. In this area, Honeywell turbo engineers enjoy unique advantages, aided by the transfer of knowledge and insight gained from designing

Rotordynamics
A turbo spins as fast as 350,000rpm, so keeping it stable and quiet while maximizing efficiency are critical yet conflicting goals. Honeywell  Shafts & Bearings engineers have been developing methodology and tools to predict rotor group responses, and the synergy here lies in close collaboration with Honeywell Aerospace 

Materials & Process
In Materials and Process, the synergy between Honeywell Turbo and Aerospace division has been behind many new innovations. Honeywell Aerospace has a much bigger Materials and Process division that not only handles a wide selection of materials that go into thousands of parts, but also maintains a team of world-leading

Lab and Testing
From prototyping to product launch all the way to post-launch reliability tracking, lab and testing capabilities play a vital role. At Honeywell, the knowledge transfer from Aerospace to Turbo business includes mechanical and electric design as well as facility construction. For example, in the recent design of air delivery system for the Turbo lab in Mexico

Electrification
As a burgeoning field in turbocharging, electrification is about combining boosting technologies with electrical machines such as motors and generators. As CO2 reduction becomes imperative on a global scale, the integration of electrical and mechanical components may prove instrumental in terms of drastically reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions