Couplings - A User's Point Of View
Couplings are one of the critical elements in a turbomachinery system. Malfunctions and failures results in significant outage time that, in most cases, is very costly to the user. This paper will deal with the application of couplings used in turbomachinery in petrochemical plants. A discussion of design selection, installation, operation, maintenance, retrofitting to improved designs, and experiences will be presented.
Zirkelback, Charles (1979). Couplings - A User's Point Of View. Texas A&M University. Gas Turbine Laboratories. Available electronically from