University of Huddersfield research into the optimal design of
flow-handling systems has been credited with "transforming" the
development strategies and global market sales of an industrial partner.
Weir Valves and Control Ltd has enjoyed a 75% saving in design lead time
and a 1,800% increase in annual sales - from several thousand before its
collaboration to millions in 2013 - through the structured integration of
researchers' computational fluid dynamics expertise in its design process.
The success of this collaboration, which has been described as an exemplar
of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, has also led to further research