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    • 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, ...
    • Advanced Field Single PlaneTrim Balancing 

      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 ...
    • Advanced Predictive Analytics in the Oil and Gas Industry 

      Holt, Christopher; Ayoub, Akram; Murphy, Kieran; Bell, David; Puglia, Bill; Sassos, Mark (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
    • Advanced Topics on Compressors 

      Baldassarre, Leonardo; Baumann, Urs; Wisler, Scott; Wagner, Nortbert; Al Khateeb, Eyad; Al-Ghamdi, Ali (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
    • Advancement in Vibration Monitoring Techniques to Identify and Prevent Motor Failures on MOL Pumps at QP Offshore 

      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
    • ADVANCEMENTS IN MECHANICAL SEALING - API 682 FOURTH EDITION 

      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 ...
    • BABBITTED BEARING HEALTH ASSESSMENT 

      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 ...
    • “Beating” Effect Caused by Two Closely Spaced Mechanical Frequencies Observed on Two-Shaft, Gas Turbine Drive 

      Perez, Robert; Conkey, Andrew (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2011)
    • Blade Failure on an Axial Compressor Caused by Unexpected Operating at Choke 

      Bidaut, Yves; Muller, Ch. (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
    • BLADE VIBRATION MEASUREMENTS AND EXCITATION FORCE EVALUATION 

      Bachshmid, Nicolo; Bistolfi, Simone; Pesatori, Emanuel (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      Tip timing blade vibration measuring systems have become nowadays common for monitoring blade vibrations, due to rather easy and non-intrusive installation of sensors. The data collected by the sensors must be heavily ...
    • Boiler Feed Water Pumps Performance Loss 

      Mohamed Gad, Amr White, Nicholas; Mahmood, Arbain Bin (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2013)
      Index: RGX2 Steam Condensate System Problem Summary Troubleshooting History Unit 92-A261A –Failure Performance Deterioration RCFA-Unit 92-P261A Operational Risk Mitigation Recommendations Results Lessons Learned
    • Case Study of Reverse Rotation Of Centrifugal Compressors - Impacts, Causes & Mitigations 

      Gad, Amr (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2011)
      Outline: Introduction; Process overview; Compressor design & construction; Narrative of reverse rotation events; Cause of reverse rotation; Possible impacts of reverse rotation; Mitigating actions taken; Lessons learned; ...
    • CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSION MACHINERY FOR WET NATURAL GAS APPLICATIONS: PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS AND A SCHEME TO RECOVER LOST PERFORMANCE 

      Chirathadam, Thomas; Musgrove, Grant (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      Wet gas compression during upstream production is a major concern for the oil and gas industry, due mainly to the presence of liquid hydrocarbons, as high as 13% by mass fraction in the compressed gas, affecting the system ...
    • Centrifugal Compressor Failure Analysis 

      Knight, Cliff; Corleto, Carlos (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2011)
      Outline: Outline; Introduction & Background; Site Visits; Root Cause Failure Analysis; Failure Site Assessment; Mechanical, Metallurgical, Compressor Performance; Failure Scenario Assessment; Conclusions; Recommendations
    • Centrifugal Compressor Over Speed Trip 

      Praveen Kumar, Thota; Abdullah, Ali (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2013)
    • Centrifugal Compressor Root Cause Analysis and Case Study (Pulsation and Vibration Issues) 

      Gufran, Noor; Eckert, Bill (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2013)
      Agenda: A) Excitation forces on centrifugal compressors B) Root cause analysis approach C) Case study: • Pulsations, Blade Passing Frequency, Vibration • Pipe shell mode & acoustic resonance • Lessons learned
    • Centrifugal Pump Operation, Maintenance, Reliability, and Troubleshooting (Including Sealing Systems) 

      Rahimi, Ahmed; Cicatelli, Giancarlo; Kanno, Hideki; Al-Shuhail, Yousuf; Shaw, Patrick (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
    • CO2 COMPRESSION AT WORLD’S LARGEST CARBON DIOXIDE INJECTION PROJECT 

      Musardo, Antonio; Patel, Vinod; Giovani, Gabriele; Pelella, Marco; Weatherwax, Mark; Cipriani, Sergio (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2013)
      Compressors for carbon dioxide (CO2) applications have been widely used in the O&G industry for urea production, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and CO2 pipeline services for many years. New environmental challenges have ...
    • Combustion, Fuels and Emissions for Industrial Gas Turbines 

      Welch, Michael; Igoe, Brian (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      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 in Gas ...
    • Compressor rotor failure due to fouling at Qatargas condensate refinery 

      Zahid, Muhammad; Venkatesh, Devrajan; Raju, N.K.; Holt, Christopher (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      •Process Overview •Hydrogen Recycle Compressor •The Problem •Performance Trends •Compressor Crash •Vibration analysis •Internal Inspection of Compressor •Investigation •Resolution •Lessons Learnt