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    • Necker, Nicholas (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Technical Brief 2: Mechanical seals are used in a wide range of industrial applications, sealing gases in a compressor or sealing liquids in a pump. Reliability, longevity, emission control and safety are now more important ...
    • Garcia Hernandez, Augusto; Bennett, Jeffrey A. (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 10A: 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Tipton, Anthony (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 1: Stress corrosion cracking is known to be a function of stress, material and environment. However, a fourth variable that is often overlooked is operating time. Maintaining steam chemistry within OEM and ...
    • Lee, An Sung; Kim, Byung Ok; Sun, Kyung Ho; Park, Byeong Kyu; Bae, Young-Soon (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 6: A 25MW gas turbine had been damaged during operation. Particularly, its tilting pad journal bearings and shaft journals had suffered complete wiping‐out and deep crack damages, respectively. For an emergency ...
    • Zin, Tan Chek; Sing, Ng Wei; Tharakaram, Arni R.; Koguchi, Satoshi (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 5: This paper presents a case study on the rapid deterioration of compressor polytropic efficiency relating to systemic fouling and corrosion issues. Due to such issues, compressor service life was reduced from ...
    • Vengurlekar, Ashutosh; Fisher, Robert D.; Nakamura, Yuki; Sasaki, Yuichi; Hata, Satoshi; Ikeno, Kyoichi (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 19: Blade failure was observed on a backpressure steam turbine (driving a centrifugal compressor) after it was in service for more than one year. This paper presents details of observations, inspections carried ...
    • Boccadamo, Gianluca; Agnoletti, Paolo; Maragioglio, Gaspare (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 17: This case study deals with a 25MW turbo-generator train with a semi-rigid connection between generator and gearbox. For this application, machine alignment and connection is a key factor for a smooth ...
    • Sears, John; Steinmann, Detlev; Bakalchuk, Vladimir; Asokan, S. P. (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 19B: Traditionally double seals have been used for low pressure applications when nitrogen gas at pressure higher than process was available for sealing. Double seals were not applied to low pressure processes ...
    • Bhat, Vasanth (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 19A
    • Marscher, Bill (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 3: This tutorial outlines the basics of pump rotordynamics in a form that is intended to be Machinery End User friendly. Key concepts will be defined in understandable terms, and analysis and testing options will ...
    • Gilarranz, José; Maier, William; Baumann, Urs; Barratt, Richard; Bigi, Manuele (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 22: The use of Subsea gas compression technology for subsea re-injection and/or gas transport boosting represents a new and exciting application for rotating equipment, which will allow new gas/condensate field ...
    • Welch, Michael; Igoe, Brian M.; Wilson, David (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 5: 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 ...
    • Hosana, Rich; Schmidt, Glenn; Bakalchuk, Vladimir; McCraw, Jim (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 19D: Rotating equipment and instrument engineers working with dry gas seals should attend this tutorial to increase their knowledge of methods for monitoring secondary seals. Over the last several years a number ...
    • Doorenbos, Athal (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 19C: Dry gas seals are specified in most of the new centrifugal compressors; yet many installed units are still equipped with conventional oil sealing systems. The benefits of dry gas seals conversions from ...
    • Reddy, Ranga; Reddy, Ravi S. (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 15: This case study is about a typical experience where a steam turbine, which was running at 100 RPM on barring (turning) after overhaul, stopped abruptly and the rotor was found to be seized. The case study ...
    • Brun, Klaus; Meyenberg, Christoph; Thorp, Joseph (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 20
    • Baumann, Urs (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 2: 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 ...
    • Forsthoffer, William Eugene; Forsthoffer, Michael Sean (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 21