Zulu Pods, the aerospace and defense company dedicated to reimagining lubrication systems for single-use engines, has developed and successfully tested a solution that meters flow of lubrication for its unique patented oil delivery system, the ZPod. Developed in a one-of-a-kind facility that replicates the same physical characteristics observed inside a jet engine, the solution has metered two milliliters of oil over an hour in high-pressure levels up to the equivalent of a one-inch pod spinning at 30,000 RPMs.
MIAMI, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Zulu Pods today announced the development and successful testing of a solution that meters flow of lubrication for its unique patented oil delivery system, the ZPod. The company dedicated to reimagining lubrication systems for single-use engines has metered two milliliters of oil over an hour in high-pressure levels up to the equivalent of a one-inch pod spinning at 30,000 RPMs. Zulu Pods' successful testing is consistent with its analytical predictions.
For the Zulu Pod to function, it must carefully deliver the precise amount of lubrication to mechanical systems under extreme, challenging conditions. Zulu Pod's patented technology, the ZPod, generates substantial pressure, and the engineering team is in the process of testing components and validating models that can operate at extreme pressure levels.
"That our analytical prediction of the behavior of this metering technology is in direct agreement with our experimental results gives us great confidence in the ability to design for a wide variety of applications," said Todd Currier, Chief Scientific Officer, Zulu Pods. "We have demonstrated that our analytical models are accurate, and we remain devoted to understanding the limits of the technology's applicability, so we can confidently provide a wide array of reliable solutions to our customers."
"Our solution to meter flow reflects how far we've come in advancing the field of aerospace engineering in only a year," said Daniella Sladen, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Zulu Pods. "I am continuously impressed with our team of brilliant engineers and scientists whose creativity and ability to see results in the same setting as in an engine propels us forward. This is just the beginning of everything we are going to accomplish."
Zulu Pods designed its solution that meters flow in a one-of-a-kind facility that replicates the same physical characteristics observed inside a jet engine, furthering the validation of the product.
About Zulu Pods
Zulu Pods is a woman-owned aerospace and defense company focused on reimagining and redesigning more efficient lubrication systems. The ZPod is the company's unique and patented packaged oil delivery system. Through compact packaging and 3D metal printing, ZPods are small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, offering significant cost and weight savings as well as improved performance. In addition to ZPods' application in single-use engines, they can function as a mechanical system's lubrication reservoir. Initially designed for helicopters, a ZPod reservoir system can extend flight time in a loss-of-lubrication event, which could help save lives and multimillion-dollar assets. For more information, visit zulupods.com.
Red Banyan, Zulu Pods, 954-379-2115, [email protected]
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