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    • VSD Motor Intermittent Vibrations Excursions 

      Van De Flier, Gertjan; Anwar Syed, Asad (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
    • Resolving Cavitation Problems of High Energy Water Injection Pumps 

      Al-Shuhail, Yousuf; Al-Ali, Saad; Al-Qahtani, Abdulaziz; van den Berg, Nico; Bastiaansen, Tim (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      •Introduction - Project objectives - History - Field data •Analysis method - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) - Visualization test •Project results •Lessons learned
    • Advancement in Vibration Monitoring Techniques to Identify and Prevent Motor Failures on MOL Pumps at QP Offshore 

      Sudardjat, Isham; Ganesh, Sankar (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      Contents: Background Machine description Data analysis: • First Visit • Second Visit Initial Conclusions Machine Inspection results Final Conclusions Actions Taken Lessons Learned
    • Head-flange O-rings on Barrel Type Centrifugal Compressor Units at RasGas: Issues & Resolutions 

      Shatri, Quraisy; Rajani, Rajeshkumar; Wakileh, Basel; Baldassarre, Leonardo; Cianti, Andrea; Armenzani, Alberto (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      RasGas is operating many centrifugal compressors from different major OEM’s. Of an OEM product-line, twenty-four (24) centrifugal compressors with a total rated power of roughly ~ 900 Mega-watt are in operation, out of ...
    • DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN OF ANTISURGE AND PERFORMANCE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS 

      Mirsky, Saul; Jacobson, Wayne; Tiscornia, David; McWhirter, Jeff; Zaghloul, Medhat (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      The development and design of control systems for centrifugal and axial compressors is discussed and explanations given to bring together features of control systems on varying machine designs. Potential problems resulting ...
    • ADVANCEMENTS IN MECHANICAL SEALING - API 682 FOURTH EDITION 

      Huebner, Michael; Buck, Gordon; Azibert, Henri (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      API 682 is the leading document for mechanical seals in petrochemical, chemical, and pipeline services worldwide. It has combined the aspects of seal design, testing, standardization, and applications to provide the users ...
    • TUTORIAL: TRANSIENT MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS 

      Garcia-Hernandez, Augusto; Bennett, Jeffrey (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      Centrifugal compressors are subject to transient events, such as emergency shutdowns, which can cause energetic surge events during rapid shutdown transients. Many modeling tools are used to predict the behavior of compressor ...
    • BABBITTED BEARING HEALTH ASSESSMENT 

      Whalen, John; Hess, Thomas; Allen, Jim; Craighton, Jack (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      Within most plants there is often a desire to extend the time between outages. Several factors determine this but one to consider is the bearings ability to run for the extended time. This Tutorial will address common ...
    • Large Gearbox Vibration Monitoring Techniques 

      Ramsekar, Dakshina Murthy; Muchaweck, Franz (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
    • TUTORIAL: GAS TURBINE PERFORMANCE 

      Kurz, Rainer; Brun, Klaus (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      The power and efficiency characteristics of a gas turbine are the result of a complex interaction of different turbo machines and a combustion system. In this tutorial, we will address the basic characteristics of each ...
    • TUTORIAL: SURGE CONTROL AND DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR FOR CENTRIFUGAL GAS COMPRESSORS 

      Kurz, Rainer; White, Robert; Brun, Klaus; Winklemann, Bernhard (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      This tutorial discusses the design and function of surge control systems, or more precisely, surge avoidance systems on the basis of the behavior of centrifugal compressors when they interact with compression systems. ...
    • END USER’S APPROACH TO CALCULATING COMPRESSOR PERFORMANCE 

      Khader, Ameer; Deshpande, Atul; White, Nicholas; Abdelghafour, Mohamed (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      Oil and Gas industry end users have generally approached the topic of centrifugal compressor performance estimation with little consideration to the effect of process gas conditions. This is customary since end users depend ...
    • Shop Rotordynamic Testing -- Options, Objectives, Benefits and Practices 

      Kocur, John; Cloud, C. Hunter (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
    • Premature Dry Gas Seal Failure on a Sales Gas Centrifugal Compressor 

      Vidal, Sergio (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      Index •Introduction •Mechanical findings •DCS findings •VMS findings •Analysis •Conclusions •Recomendations •References •Comments
    • MATERIALS SELECTION AND DEVELOPMENT FOR CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS OPERATING IN EXTREME SOUR & ACID GAS SERVICE 

      Cappuccini, Filippo; Giannozzi, Massimo; Romanelli, Marco; Pietrangeli, Emanuele; Di Pietro, Domenico; Buccioni, Massimilano (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      The rising demand for oil and gas has led us to exploit oil fields and gas reservoirs with increasing amounts of contaminants. Reserves of natural gas are abundant, but about 40% of the fields contain high concentrations ...
    • STABILITY CONSIDERATIONS – A SIMPLIFIED APPROACH 

      Baumann, Urs (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      In many cases it is necessary to judge the stability behavior of a specific compressor. This might be the OEM checking the feasibility of a proposed compressor layout or it might be the user judging one of his machines ...
    • Reciprocating Compressors 101 

      Machu, Gunther; Andre Eijk, Ing. (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
    • Combustion, Fuels and Emissions for Industrial Gas Turbines 

      Welch, Michael; Igoe, Brian (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      It is important that gas turbines used in Oil & Gas applications can burn a wide variety of fuels with the minimum impact on the environment or economics. Many types of gaseous and liquid fuels that can be used in Gas ...
    • Root Cause Failure Analysis for Machinery and Piping Part 1: Introduction to RCFA 

      Allison, Tim; Chirathadam, Thomas; Ransom, David; Delgado, Hector (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
    • Introduction to Industrial Gas Turbines 

      Kurz, Rainer; Winklemann, Bernhard (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)