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    • TL11 - Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Flow-induced Subsynchronous Vibrations in Integrally Geared Turboexpanders 

      Leonardo Baldassarre; Querini, Lorenzo; Bernocchi, Andrea; Biliotti, Davide; Fontana, Michele; Venkatachalam, Ravi Shanmugam (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      Turboexpanders are widely used as energy recovery systems, in plants where a stream of pressurized gas is available as output of the main process. The train is typically composed of a single or multi-stage radial inflow ...
    • TL12 - Innovative Solution for Large LNG Compression Trains Using 2-Pole Induction Helper Motor Fed by Voltage Source Inverter 

      Durantay, Lionel; Clark, Ty; Paschal, John; Spolveri, Niccolò; Roth, Lionel; Vivier, Pierre-Paul (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      This paper reviews the selected global architecture of an 85MW LNG compression train featuring a 2-pole 20MW DFE-VSI induction motor starter-helper system for a plant in the US. The first part of this paper presents the ...
    • TL10 - A Comparison of Type 1 Versus Type 2 Testing--Recent Experiences Testing a High-pressure, Re-injection Compressor 

      Sorokes, James M.; Kocur, John A., Jr.; Colby, Gary M.; Keim, Nathan (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      End users and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are faced with decisions regarding that type of performance testing they will require to demonstrate that centrifugal compressors will meet the agreed-upon requirements. ...
    • TL09 - Dynamics of Modular Rotors in High Speed Centrifugal Compressors: Design, Operational Performance and Field Serviceability 

      Venkataraman, Balaji; Kurz, Rainer; Gonzalez, Francisco; Rajagopalan, Vinayaka; Favela, Beatriz; Hodgson, Lance (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      Turbomachinery depends on optimal rotor-bearing systems for reliable operation. One type of rotor construction is the concept of modular rotors. While gas turbines have implemented this concept extensively, there has been ...
    • CST07 - Blade failure analysis for steam turbines used for driving centrifugal compressors 

      Nakamura, Yuki; Tsurusaki, Yuzo; Oishi, Yusuke; Fujimura, Norihito; Sasaki, Yuichi; Hara, Akihiro (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      Blade failure was caused by a huge alkaline element of Na flowing into the steam turbine from upstream due to improper water treatment. In this presentation, we will inform the reason why Na precipitated in dry steam ...
    • CST03 - Part 2: High Reliability Pistons for Reciprocating Compressors ? Non Lube Piston for 5 Year Run-Time� 

      Brandi, Andreas; Bulloch, Cory (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      Reliability and performance related issues of pistons and cylinder rings can be avoided in the vast majority of cases and the piston should never be the MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) bottle neck. Even for non-lube machines ...
    • CST04 - Radial Subsynchronous Vibration Caused by Axial Vibration 

      Ishimoto, Leonardo; Marques, Renner (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      This case study presents a presence of radial subsynchronous vibration during mechanical running tests of High Pressure Compressor following API 617 requirement. During the tests it was investigated how the lateral vibration ...
    • CST05 - Fluid-Film Bearing Damage Detection Based on Vibration Data� 

      Yu, John; Peton, Nicolas (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      This case occurred during startup after outage on a steam turbine generator. Vibration reached over full scale of 20 mil pp at generator drive end bearing and therefore tripped the unit. The major vibration component that ...
    • CST03 - Part 1: High Reliability Pistons for Reciprocating Compressors in High Wear Situations 

      Brandl, Andreas; Ladd, John (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      Reliability and performance related issues of pistons and cylinder rings can be avoided in the vast majority of cases and the piston should never be the MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) bottle neck. Even for non-lube machines ...
    • CST06 - Influence of Bearing Selection on MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of a Screw Expander in Geothermal Power Generation Service 

      Macek, Michael; Morrison, Monte (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      A geothermal power producer located in New Mexico, USA operates four screw expanders, each rated nominally at 1,000 kW. Chronic, extremely short expander life manifested through catastrophic bearing failure has significantly ...
    • T6 - API 692 Dry Gas Seals 

      Eisenmann, Robert; Demetiou, Jim; Parker, Chuck (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      Dry Gas Sealing Systems for Axial, Centrifugal, Rotary Screw Compressors and Expanders. API 692 1st edition defines design, application, testing, installation, commissioning and start-up requirements for compressor dry gas ...
    • T7 - Industrial Gas Turbines 

      Kurtz, Rainer; Meher-Homji, Cyrus; Gonzalez, Francisco; Brun, Klaus (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      The course covers the new advanced technology gas turbines by outlining all the major components of gas turbines, such as axial flow compressors, axial flow turbines, and dry low NOx combustors. The components of a gas ...
    • T9 - Lateral Rotordynamics of Petrochemical Equipment - Review, Examples and Problems 

      Kocur, John; Cloud, C. Hunter (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      Reliability and operability of rotating equipment is strongly tied to its dynamic behavior. High vibrations resulting from poorly designed machinery can lead to bearing damage, efficiency loss due to internal rubbing, ...
    • CST02 - Chandlersville and St. Paul: Unique Piping Vibration Issue in a New Centrifugal Compressor Installation 

      Broerman, Eugene; Simons, Sarah; White, Ben; Smith, Robert (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      An unexpected vibration issue was seen at two of Tallgrass Energys recently installed compressor stations (Chandlersville and St. Paul) and was associated with certain operating conditions when specific combinations of the ...
    • T8 - Steam Turbine 101/201 Combined, Basic Knowledge of Steam Turbine 

      Jain, Rishav; Fleming, Justin; DuBose, Jason (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      It is shown as the outline in this short course that the role of steam turbine, history, classification, basic structure, components and their function, manufacturing and design process and control system. And also, the ...
    • T4 - Centrifugal Compressors 201 

      Moore, Jeff; Koch, Jay; Sorokes, James; Hardin, James; Kurz, Rainer (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      This course supplements the Centrifugal Compressor 101 course by covering in greater detail four key areas related to compressors: aerodynamics, rotordynamics, performance and mechanical testing, and surge control. It is ...
    • T5 - An Introduction to Hydrodynamic Bearings as used in Industrial Turbomachinery 

      Whalen, John; Blair, Barry; DeCamillo, Scan (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      This course is intended for engineers and technicians working with critical rotating equipment, it will also benefit managers and supervisors that have some rotating equipment responsibility. While most of the material is ...
    • Centrifugal Compressors 101 

      Kuzdzal, Mark; Koch, Jay (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      This course is aimed at engineers and technical professionals who need a broad-based introduction to centrifugal compressor design and analysis. This course starts with the basics and builds to provide a full understanding ...
    • P4 - Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals and Systems 

      Huebner, Michael (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      Any piece of equipment which has been in operation has a story to tell. The condition of the equipment can reveal a rich set of information which reveals the way the equipment was operated, maintained, and eventually, ...
    • P2 - Mechanical Seal Fundamentals 

      Azibert, Henri; Kalfrin, Brian; Bullen, Steven; Ropp, Christopher (Turbomachinery LaboratoryTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationTexas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      This short course is designed for all personnel that interacts with mechanical seals such as engineers, users, installers, purchasers, reliability engineers, and other industrial plant functions. It starts with basic ...