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    • Meucci, Francesco; Spolveri, Niccolo; Donati, David; Del Puglia, Stefano (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      In a compressor train driven by fixed speed synchronous motor (>17MW) was discovered a potential torsional problem on the input shaft of the hydraulic variable speed gear during the start-up phase when only low speed shaft ...
    • Corbo, Simone; Iurisci, Giuseppe; Gangioli, Francesco; Boccini, Enrico; Meli, Enrico; Rindi, Andrea (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      The paper describes the link between additive manufacturing techniques and topological optimization design process. An overview of Inconel718 printed material characteristics and as printed quality is given Finally ...
    • Ferrari, Alexander; Battagli, Paolo; Rojas, Luis (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2011)
      Summary: Problem Statement: Trim Balancing of multiple units may imply schedule impact. Solution: Develop a single-shot procedure to embed balancing activity in the general commissioning. Results: Flawless start-up of 5 ...
    • Holt, Christopher; Ayoub, Akram; Murphy, Kieran; Bell, David; Puglia, Bill; Sassos, Mark (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
    • Sandberg, Mark; Baldassarre, Leonardo; Baumann, Urs; Kuzdzal, Mark; Moore, Jeffrey; Pettinato, Brian; Sorokes, James (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Suggested Topics: Meeting current rotordynamics stability standards CO2 Compressors High flow coefficient/Mach number impellers Coupling and alignment impacts on asymmetric rotordynamics Sour gas/Chloride implications ...
    • Baldassarre, Leonardo; Baumann, Urs; Wisler, Scott; Wagner, Nortbert; Al Khateeb, Eyad; Al-Ghamdi, Ali (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
    • 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
    • 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 ...
    • Huebner, Michael; Buck, Gordon; Azibert, Henri (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      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 ...
    • Bae, Seungil; Kim, Bumsu; Jang, Jongoh; Lee, Sangjoo (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      CS deals with trouble shooting and solving a chronic fretting corrosion damage b/w a gear and shaft (shrink fit). The damage on the geared shaft always accompanied by an increase in the amplitude and frequency side bands ...
    • Vogel, Eugene (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      In 2010, the Vibration Institute sought to establish a certification for shaft alignment technicians, similar to their certification for vibration technicians and analysts. Various alignment tool vendors and industry ...
    • Demetriou, Jim; Eisenmann, Robert; Parker, Chuck (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      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 ...
    • Pettinato, Brian; Hantz, Brian; Wang, Qingyu (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Acceptance criteria for high-speed balancing of turbomachinery are specified in API standards based on either pedestal velocity or shaft displacement. In addition to performing balancing, the measured displacements can ...
    • Stiles, David; Justak, John; Kuzdzal, Mark; Miller, Harry; Sandberg, Mark; Rohrs, Charles (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Test results for an ASME Power Test Code 10 (PTC) Type 1 test of a 4,500 psia (310 Bara) discharge pressure gas lift centrifugal compressor outfitted with dynamic pressure-balanced seals at the impeller eyes; shaft interstage ...
    • Yanhui, XU; FitzGibbon, Gibbon (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      This is a mechanical seal upgrade case study about applying advanced upstream pumping technology instead ofconventional tandem seal arrangements with external flushing in high corrosive fluid pump seal applications in order ...
    • Poerner, Nathan; Broerman, Eugene; Souther, Tappan; Cook, Trenton (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      At a facility with four quintuplex pumps, pulsation dampeners were being used to control pulsations in the discharge line. However, the initial dampeners were both undersized and undercharged for the application. As a ...
    • 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 ...
    • Subramanian, Moorthy (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      On 19th Aug 2017, abnormal noise noticed from RO (Reverse osmosis) Membrane Feed pump coupling area. Checked the vibration for pump & motor and found very high vibration at Pump Drive end. The vibration level at Pump DE ...
    • Cooper, Landon (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Customer has four 4x8x13 BB1 booster pumps for produced water injection. One pump was recently repaired and ran for only 4 months. Typically these pumps run about 16-18 months. Before shutting down the pump it had a high ...
    • San Andres, Luis; Lubell, Daniel (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      The short course provides practicing engineers with a comprehensive review of existing gas bearing technologies including their principle of operation, analysis and experimental verification, comparison amongst other gas ...