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dc.contributor.otherTurbomachinery Symposium (45th : 2016)
dc.creatorStiles, David T.
dc.creatorSandberg, Mark R.
dc.creatorJustak, John F.
dc.creatorWilcox, Ed
dc.creatorKuzdzal, Mark J.
dc.creatorRohrs, Charles A.
dc.creatorMiller, Harry F.
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-14T21:29:12Z
dc.date.available2017-03-14T21:29:12Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/159791
dc.descriptionLecture
dc.description.abstractTest results for an ASME Power Test Code 10 (PTC) Type 1 test of a 4,500 psia (310 Bara) discharge pressure gas lift centrifugal compressor outfitted with dynamic pressure-balanced seals at the impeller eyes; shaft interstage and division wall locations are presented and compared to the same testing with conventional labyrinth seals. Both aerodynamic performance and rotor dynamic stability, obtained via operational modal analysis (OMA), are presented. A client’s motivation, along with the design and testing of dynamic pressure-balanced (DPB) seals for turbomachinery are also presented in this paper. With the DPB seals installed the test results indicate 2.8 percent lower power was required for the same head level across the entire range of inlet flows and pressure ratios, when compared to the same testing with conventional labyrinth seals. Rotordynamic stability, obtained via operational modal analysis (OMA), showed the dynamic pressure-balanced (DPS) seals exhibited log decs similar to standard labyrinth seals across the entire range of flows and pressure ratios. The foregoing demonstrates both the aerodynamic and mechanical/rotordynamic integrity of the dynamic pressure-balanced seals for oil and gas, turbomachinery applications.
dc.format.mediumElectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTurbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 45th Turbomachinery Symposium
dc.subject.lcshTurbomachines
dc.titleApplication of Dynamic pressure-balanced Seals in a Multi-stage Centrifugal Compressor
dc.type.genrePresentation
dc.type.materialText
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.21423/R1X59S


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