Winter Vibration Problems on VS6 Booster Pumps and Solutions
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Background: Three multistage canned vertically-suspended pumps are installed at Kerrobert, Canada to transfer crude oil. The pumps are driven by 1000 HP vertical motor at 885 RPM. Problem Statement: The installed pumps vibrate in the winter but run fine the rest of the year. Several attempts to fix the problem at site did not yield success. After many years, the Pump User asked the Pump Supplier to analyze the problem.
Gandhi, Abhi; Behnke, Paul; Worrell, Landon; Dreger, Bryce (2016). Winter Vibration Problems on VS6 Booster Pumps and Solutions. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from