April Ushers in New Beginnings at NDTL


The end of this week marks NDTL’s second month at Ignition Park and, in many ways, the beginning of a new era for the lab and its team members. Lab test cells are rapidly acquiring hardware, and work on main flow piping and secondary piping is scheduled to restart soon. Massive heat exchangers and silencers have been craned onto the roof of Catalyst II where the lab is housed. Catalyst II has also acquired new signage, marking the façade of the building with the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory name. The installation of hardware and continuing work on lab facilities will allow for testing in the coming months. The unique capabilities of the lab and the possibilities that they represent for NDTL are now moving from the design and model phase to an impressive reality. Members of the Notre Dame, local, and state communities have been invited to commemorate the opening of the new lab with a ribbon cutting ceremony in early June 2016.…

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Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory Opens Doors at Ignition Park


Construction crews worked tirelessly throughout the holidays toward completion of the new Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory in downtown South Bend, IN. The move from campus to Ignition Park was completed at the end of January, and the lab officially opened its doors on Monday, February 1. While the majority of NDTL’s team members will be on site, some members will remain on campus to continue work at preexisting testing facilities. NDTL director Joshua Cameron has likened the move to Ignition Park as a home-coming for the team, identifying it as a monumental milestone in the development of the new lab and its research: “The opening of the NDTL facility represents a new beginning for the turbomachinery research that the lab has been conducting at Notre Dame for over a decade. While the move to Ignition Park certainly provides a permanent space for our facilities and team, it also marks the advent of groundbreaking research opportunities made possible by the expansion of our testing capabilities.”…

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NDTL Shares Vision for the Future at Power-Gen International


The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) hosted a booth at the 2015 Power-Gen International Conference in Las Vegas this past December. As first time participants in the three-day event, NDTL was one of over 1,300 exhibitors on the floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center where the conference was held.…

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Construction Progressing on New NDTL Site

The NDTL will move to a new, 25,000 square-foot location in Ignition Park in South Bend, Indiana, in late 2015. Currently under construction, the new facility will enable a significant expansion in test cell capability. These facilities will operate with shaft powers from 700 hp to 12,000 hp in a secured, export-controlled environment. Stay tuned for more construction updates!

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NDTL Networks in Montreal

The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory hosted a booth at the 2015 ASME Turbo Expo in Montreal, Canada in June. The NDTL team met with current and potential customers and research sponsors thought the week. In its 60th year, the ASME Conference brings together the best and brightest experts from around the world to share the latest in turbine technology, research, development, and application.

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