Development of an interface between a plunger and an eccentric running track for a low-speed seawater pump

Joep Nijssen, Anton Kempenaar, Niels Diepeveen

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The DOT concept for offshore wind energy is a seawater hydraulic network where turbines are directly coupled to a centralized hydro-power platform. The essential missing component is a low-speed hydraulic pump that uses seawater as its hydraulic medium. This low speed hydraulic pump is currently being designed and tested by DOT, where novel machine components have been developed. This paper describes the development of an interface between an oval running track which is used as eccentricity to actuate a hydraulic piston. Several approaches have been performed as well as prototyping and validation steps. These steps as well as the design approach are presented in this work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFluid Power Networks
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings 11th International Fluid Power Conference
EditorsH. Murrenhoff
Place of PublicationAachen, Germany
ISBN (Print)978-3-95886-215-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event11th International Fluid Power Conference - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 19 Mar 201821 Mar 2018


Conference11th International Fluid Power Conference


  • Fluid power networks
  • positive displacement pump
  • Eccentricity
  • crank shaft replacement

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