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    • Dry Gas Seals. Monitoring a Tandem Dry Gas Seal's Secondary Seal 

      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 ...
    • Effects of Shaft Geometric Unconformities on the Rotor-Dynamic Behavior in Hard Coupled Equipment 

      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 ...
    • Dry Gas Seals. Wet Seal to Dry Gas Seal Conversion - Considering the Benefits of Retrofitting Your Compressor 

      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 ...
    • Technical Challenges for Compressors and Steam Turbines for Efficient and Sustainable Operation in Mega Ethylene Plants 

      Hata, Satoshi; Ikeno, Kyoichi; Tasaki, Akinori; Walton, Matt; Jain, Abhay (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 9: Changing markets, industry demands for increased efficiency and long term operation, and availability of new technology have all contributed in development of more efficient and reliable turbomachines. The ...
    • Enhancement of Pump/Plant Performance by Correct Evaluation of Process Fluid Viscosity Variations and Pump Geometry 

      Cicatelli, Giancarlo; Schiavello, Bruno (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 16: In the modern pump industry, processed fluids are characterized by a wide spectrum of viscosity values. An unpredicted variation of actual process fluid properties, including viscosity, may lead to unexpected ...
    • Carbon Foot Print Reduction Techniques with Rotating Machinery 

      Bhat, Vasanth M.; Aaron, Quek Ser King (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 8: Global Environment concerns and need for more optimized production costs is driving all industries including Oil & Gas to look at more ways to reduce energy consumption without compromising on plant throughputs. ...
    • Abrupt Stoppage of Turbine Rotor, Running on Barring after Major Overhauling 

      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 ...
    • Combustion, Fuels and Emissions for Industrial Gas Turbines 

      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 ...
    • Application and Design of Integrally Geared Compressors 

      Wygant, Karl; Bygrave, Jonathan; Bosen, Werner; Pelton, Rob (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 7: Integrally geared compressors (IGC’s) are common in plant/instrument air service as well as air separation applications, and continue to gain acceptance over a wide range of other applications. An IGC can achieve ...
    • Simplified Modal Analysis for the Plant Machinery Engineer 

      Vázquez, José A.; Cloud, C. Hunter; Eizember, Robert J. (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 6: Experimental modal analysis and operating deflection shapes (ODS) are powerful tools in vibration analysis and machinery troubleshooting. However, the machinery plant engineer often doesn’t believe such techniques ...
    • Regional Machinery Best Practices 

      Forsthoffer, William Eugene; Forsthoffer, Michael Sean (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 4
    • An End-User's Guide to Centrifugal Pump Rotordynamics 

      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 ...
    • Integrating Dynamic Machinery Performance with Component Condition to Optimize Reliability 

      Forsthoffer, William Eugene; Forsthoffer, Michael Sean (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 21
    • Subsea Compression Applications , 

      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 ...
    • 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
    • Dry Gas Seals. Application of Double vs. Tandem Dry Gas Seal Advantages 

      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 ...
    • Dry Gas Seals. Centrifugal Compressor Shaft End Seals 

      Bhat, Vasanth (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 19A
    • Stability Considerations - A Simplified Approach 

      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 ...
    • Shop Rotordynamic Testing - Options, Objectives, Benefits & Practices 

      Cloud, C. Hunter; Kocur, John (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 18: Understanding the lateral rotordynamic behavior is critical in determining the reliability/operability of rotating equipment. Whether examining a centrifugal pump or compressor, steam or gas turbine, motor or ...
    • Dry Gas Seal Failure and Trouble Shooting 

      Manikandan, A.; Subramaniyam, Moorthy (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 14