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    • Failure, Repair and Overhaul of 5 MW Right Angle Reduction Gear Box 

      Bukhari, Haseeb; Ahmed, Ahtsham (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      L-1403A &B are 5 MW Right Angle –Double reductions gearboxes installed between Turbine (TP-1403) and Cooling water Pump (P-1403). Both gearboxes reported high vibration after 15 months of continuous operation one after the ...
    • Field Evaluation of an Offshore Pumping System 

      Bennett, Jeffrey A.; Garcia-Hernandez, Augusto; Muñoz-Prior, Marco Antonio; León-Dorantes, Moisés (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Technical Brief 5: An evaluation was performed on one of the largest offshore facilities belonging to PEMEX Exploration and Production due to forecasts predicting that future crude oil production will contain heavier oils. ...
    • Flow Induced Vibration Problem During Full Load Testing Of A Multi-Stage Centrifugal Compressor 

      Kurashiki, Yutaka; Hirao, Takahiro; Yoshida, Hidenori (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      During FAT of a centrifugal compressor, non-synchronous vibrations were observed. The dominant frequencies are different from both a) the rotor system natural frequency, and b) typical rotating stall frequency in parallel ...
    • Four Quadrant Centrifugal Compressor Performance 

      Belardini, Elisabetta; Rubino, Dante Tommaso; Tapinassi, Libero; Pelella, Marco (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 16: The characterization of the compressor behavior in all quadrants of performance map has acquired, in the last years, growing attention. Two dedicated experimental campaigns have been performed to characterize ...
    • Frequency Dependence of Piles' Dynamic Stiffness 

      Giancotti, Marco; Margiotta, Alessio; Orlando, Maurizio; Spinelli, Paolo (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Technical Brief 6: The evaluation of the dynamic behavior of deep foundations for Turbomachinery Modules is not a simple task due to uncertainties in the evaluation of the soil shear modulus and the approximations introduced ...
    • Fundamentals of Fluid Film Journal Bearing Operation and Modeling 

      He, Minhui; Cloud, C. Hunter; Byrne, James M.; Vázquez, Jose A. (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 14: Widely used in turbomachinery, the fluid film journal bearing is critical to a machine’s overall reliability level. Their design complexity and application severity continue to increase making it challenging ...
    • Fundamentals of Fluid Film Thrust Bearing Operation and Modeling 

      He, Minhui; Byrne, James (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Widely used in turbomachinery, the fluid film thrust bearing is critical to the overall reliability of a machine. Their design complexity and application severity continue to increase, making it challenging for the plant ...
    • 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 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 and Maintenance 

      Kurz, Rainer; Brun, Klaus (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      In this tutorial, we will address the basic characteristics of each of the components in a gas turbine (compressor, combustor, gas generator turbine, power turbine) and the impact of typical control limits and control ...
    • Gas Turbines: Operation & Maintenance 

      Al-Baloshi, Hussain; Brun, Klaus; Gupta, Manoj; Kurz, Rainer (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Suggested Topics: • Preventive/predictive maintenance Condition monitoring • Air filtration onshore and offshore Fogging/evaporative cooling/inlet chilling • Liquid fuel handling and storage • Gas fuel issues • Lean premix ...
    • Gear Box Bull Gear High Vibration due to Fluid Instability and Analytical Evaluation of New Bearing Design 

      Chavda, Bhagyesh; Ashraf, Saquib; Kocur, John; Baer, Heinrich (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Three shaft Gear Box upgraded to meet Screw compressor model upgrade. Gear Box was installed, as a part of compressor upgrade project, with Bentley Nevada 3500 Shaft vibration protection facility and observed trip on ...
    • Glycol-Based Lube Oil Behavior & Its Effects In Fuel Gas Compression System 

      Kristiyanto, Yupiter; Harjanto, Aditya Kris; Funk, Douglas (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Oil-flooded screw compressors (2 units x 100% duty) deliver fuel gas from AGRU Absorber at saturated condition to GTG to sustain oil production facilities @ ~33 MW power demand. Each Fuel Gas Compressor (FGC) is rated for ...
    • HF Acid Alkylation Processes: Pump and Mechanical Seal Application and Design Considerations for Increased Reliability 

      Kalfrin, Brian; O'Brien, Jonathan (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Hydrofluoric (HF) acid is an extremely corrosive solution commonly found in many oil refineries where it is used as a catalyst in the production of high octane gasoline blending stock. HF acid is almost synonymous with the ...
    • High Vibration Problem Resolution in Centrifugal Pump through Design Change 

      Shet, Mahesh; Kumar, Arun; Singh, Navneet (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 4: The case study is about single stage API BB2 pump. Pump operates at the temperature of 355 degree C (671 degree F), rated for pumping 442 m3/hr of Hydro-treated VGO (Vacuum Gas Oil) and is driven by a steam ...
    • Hydraulic Power Recovery Turbine Operational Failure and Design Enhancement 

      Kunakulsawat, Kunarak; Baun, Daniel (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 23: PTT operate a number of hydraulic power recovery turbines (HPRT) in their gas processing plants in Rayong Thailand. One of the newest plants incorporates some of the largest such turbines ever produced. The ...
    • Hydrodynamic Torque Converters for Oil & Gas Compression and Pumping Applications: Basic Principles, Performance Characteristics and Applications 

      Brun, Klaus; Meyenberg, Christoph; Thorp, Joseph (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 20
    • Impeller Stall Induced by Reverse Propagation of Non-Uniform Flow 

      Iwamoto, Shinji; Shoji, Yoshiaki; Yoneda, Keizo; Nakaniwa, Akihiro; Barrington, Bryan (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      In the case of centrifugal compressors, minor non-uniform flow upstream of the impeller is induced by an asymmetrical configuration in the circumferential direction at the compressor suction casing. This non-uniform flow ...
    • Industrial IoT Brings Benefits and Opportunities for Rotating Equipment Suppliers and Plant Operators 

      Gill, Bob; Shea, Tim (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      The evolution of the Industrial Internet of Things (Industrial IoT) and the increasing availability and affordability of constituent technologies such as sensors, gateways, networks, platforms, and analytics brings with ...
    • Influence of Inter-Coolers Technologies on yhe Performance of Isotherm Centrifugal Compressors 

      Porreca, Luca (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      It is well known that gas compressor work can be greatly reduced by inter-stage cooling. Since decades, isotherm compressors are commonly used where very large volume of gases is needed and low power consumption is ...