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    • A Probabilistic Approach for Compressor Sizing and Plant Design 

      Kurz, Rainer; Brun, Klaus; Thorp, J. Michael; Zentmyer, Erik G. (Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories, 2013)
      Equipment sizing decisions in the Oil and Gas Industry often have to be made based on incomplete data. Often, the exact process conditions are based on numerous assumptions about well performance, market conditions, ...
    • A PROBABILISTIC APPROACH FOR COMPRESSOR SIZING AND PLANT DESIGN 

      Kurz, Rainer; Zentmyer, Erik; Thorp, J. Michael; Brun, Klaus (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      Equipment sizing decisions in the Oil and Gas Industry often have to be made based on incomplete data. Often, the exact process conditions are based on numerous assumptions about well performance, market conditions, ...
    • Acoustic Instability in Pilot-Operated Pressure Safety Valves 

      Allison, Timothy; Brun, Klaus (Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories, 2014)
    • Analysis Of Solid Particle Surface Impact Behavior In Turbomachines To Assess Blade Erosion And Fouling 

      Brun, Klaus; Nored, Marybeth; Kurz, Rainer (Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories, 2012)
      Solid particle admission is one of the principal damage and failure mechanisms in turbomachines such as gas turbines, axial, and centrifugal compressors. Significant interest exists within the turbomachinery industry to ...
    • API Specification Review For Gas Turbine Driven Turbocompressors. 

      Brun, Klaus; Moore, Jeff (Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories, 2006)
      This tutorial provides an overview of the latest edition of American Petroleum Institute (API) Code API 616 (1998) and also provides a brief summary of API 614 (1999), 617 (2002), 670 (2000), 671 (1998), and 677 (1997) as ...
    • Conttol Systems. Surge Control and Dynamic Behavior for Centrifugal Gas Compressors 

      Kurz, Rainer; White, Robert C.; Winkelmann, Bernhard; Brun, Klaus (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 10C: 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 ...
    • Dynamic Analysis of a Multi-Stage Compressor Train 

      Garcia-Hernandez, Augusto; Bennett, Jeffrey A.; Brun, Klaus (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Technical Brief 4: A complex multiple-stage compressor train which is part of an off-shore booster installation was facing process and mechanical related problems. The frequency of these problems has increased lately leading ...
    • Dynamic Simulation and Testing To Assess Rundown Speed Of A Compressor 

      Kurz, Rainer; Zwerver, Rienk; Simons, Sarah; Alvarado, Adrian; Brun, Klaus (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Dynamic simulations are frequently conducted to verify the behavior of compressor stations during transient events. The most difficult situation to analyze is the event of an emergency shutdown, due to the very fast ...
    • Experimental Evaluation of Effectiveness of Online Water-Washing in Gas Turbine Compressors 

      Brun, Klaus; Grimley, Terrence A.; Foiles, William C.; Kurz, Rainer (Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories, 2013)
      An investigation of the effectiveness of online combustion turbine axial compressor washing using various purity grade waters and commercial washing detergents was performed. For this project, blade surface fouling dirt ...
    • Experimental Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Online Water-Washing in Gas Turbine Compressors 

      Brun, Klaus; Grimley, Terrence; Foils, William; Kurz, Rainer (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 7: An investigation of the effectiveness of online combustion turbine axial compressor washing using various purity grade waters and commercial washing detergents was performed. For this project, blade surface ...
    • Field Performance Testing Centrifugal and Reciprocating Compressors 

      Brun, Klaus; Delgado, Hector; Poerner, Nathan; Allison, Tim (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Field performance testing is often necessary to verify guaranteed as-installed aerodynamic and mechanical performance of new machinery. It can also be used to monitor long-term machinery performance, track degradation ...
    • Field Performance Testing Of Gas Turbine Driven Compressor Sets. 

      Kurz, Rainer; Brun, Klaus; Legrand, Daryl D. (Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories, 1999)
      Field testing of gas turbine compressor packages requires the accurate determination of efficiency, flow, head, power, and fuel flow in sometimes less than ideal working environments. Nonetheless, field test results have ...
    • Field Testing Of Gas Turbine Driven Centrifugal Compressor Packages - Test Procedures And Measurement Uncertainties. 

      Kurz, Rainer; Brun, Klaus (Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories, 1997)
      Field testing of gas turbine compressor packages requires the accurate determination of efficiency, flow, head, power, and fuel flow in sometimes less than ideal working environments. Nonetheless, field test results ...
    • Gas Turbine Degradation 

      Kurz, Rainer; Brun, Klaus; Meher-Homji, Cyrus (Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories, 2014)
      There is a strong incentive for gas turbine operators to minimize and control performance degradation, as this directly affects profitability. The area of gas turbine recoverable and non-recoverable performance degradation ...
    • Gas Turbine Life Limiting Effects Of Inlet And Interstage Water Injection. 

      Brun, Klaus; Kurz, Rainer (Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories, 2005)
      Power enhancement technologies for gas turbines such as inlet fogging, interstage water injection, saturation cooling, inlet chillers, and combustor injection are being used by end users without evaluating the potentially ...
    • Gas Turbine Packaging Options And Features 

      Brun, Klaus; Thorp, Joseph; Kurz, Rainer; Winkelmann, Bernhard (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      This tutorial provides an overview of typical packaging options for gas turbines in industrial applications. Applicable standards are discussed. The requirements for different systems, such as air filtration and fuel systems ...
    • Gas Turbine Packaging Options and Features 

      Brun, Klaus; Kurz, Rainer; Winkelman, Bernhard (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 13: This tutorial provides an overview of typical packaging options for gas turbines in industrial applications. Applicable standards are discussed. The requirements for different systems, such as air filtration, ...
    • GAS TURBINE PACKAGING OPTIONS AND FEATURES 

      Brun, Klaus; Kurz, Rainer; Nored, Marybeth (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2013)
      This tutorial provides an overview of typical packaging options for gas turbines in industrial applications. Applicable standards are discussed. The requirements for different systems, such as air filtration, and fuel ...
    • Gas Turbine Performance 

      Kurz, Rainer; Brun, Klaus (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 1: 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 ...
    • Gas Turbine Performance - What Makes The Map? 

      Kurz, Rainer; Brun, Klaus (Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories, 2000)
      The power and efficiency characteristics of a gas turbine are the result of a complex interaction of different turbomachines and a combustion system. This tutorial addresses the basic characteristics of each of the components, ...