Driver Selection for Mechanical Drive Service
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This panel will cover different types of drivers for mechanical drive service including steam and gas turbines, electric motors and heat recovery cycles. Panel members will discuss the different technologies available, and how they fit into a decision matrix for different projects. The discussion will be technology neutral, with a focus only on approaches for driver selection, technical aspects, pros and cons of different technologies, and a brief discussion relating to key issues such as life cycle costs, reliability, efficiency, maintenance, larger driver sizes, new technologies and trends in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Patel, Vinod; Walth, Shawn; Weatherwax, Mark; Kurz, Rainer; Meher-Homji, Cyrus; Bhat, Gampa (2014). Driver Selection for Mechanical Drive Service. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from