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11-Year-Old Source of Forced Outages Found
Main oil pump hydraulic geometry was the root cause of numerous false turbine/generator overspeed trips.Troubleshooting rotating equipment failures and improving reliability is a process of...
Active Magnetic Bearings Provide Harsh Conditions Solution
A Russian oil & gas company produces a compressor station to maximize pipeline capacity.
Adil Toubia Appointed CEO of the Siemens Oil & Gas Division
(Feb. 1, 2012) - Adil Toubia (53) will become CEO of the Oil & Gas Division of Siemens Energy. He succeeds Tom Blades, who has been appointed as a member of the Managing Board of Linde AG. Adil...
Are you playing offense or defense with your Leak Detection and Repair?
A major concern of U.S. petroleum refineries and chemical process plants is regulatory compliance. Federal, state, special regulatory district and consent decree mandates require compliance of all...
Casting of Compressor Parts
Compressor parts for Mouvex pumps
Pumps & Systems, July 2008Welcome to the first installment of Compressor University. The mission of this column is to educate readers in a practical manner about industrial compressor technology...
Electric Submersible Pumps in the Oil and Gas Industry
Pumps & Systems, April 2008In the oil and gas industry, electric submersible pump (ESP) systems are probably best known as an effective artificial lift method of pumping production fluids to the...
Estimating Design Parameters in Propane Refrigerant Systems
Pumps & Systems, November 2007 Propane refrigeration systems are often required in the natural gas processing industry to provide the required chilling in condensing heavy components for a...
Explaining Commonly Used Compressor Flow Terms
When long-time pump users enter the compressor world, they must leave behind familiar flow terms, like GPM, GPH, BPH, etc. and embrace new terms, like SCFM, ICFM, CFM and ACFM, which define the...
Flow Simulation in Pump/Compressor Design
Pumps & Systems, February 2009 Computer simulations of pumps and compressors can now serve the same function as hardware testing. These simulations can be done in less time with less cost...
Gas Turbine Auxiliary Equipment Improvements
Pumps & Systems, December 2008As the need to increase efficiency and meet lower emissions requirements puts pressure on gas turbine operators, they look for innovative solutions that do not...
How to Maximize Natural Gas Vapor Recovery
New regulations challenge oil and gas producers to optimize operations, and oil-free reciprocating gas compressors can help.
Nanomaterials Promote Effective Water Reuse
These technologies allow membrane-based distillation components to be used to produce high-purity drinking water from heavily compromised water sources.
New Danfoss Appointments
BALTIMORE (Dec. 13, 2012) – Effective Feb. 1, 2013, Danfoss has appointed the current divisional president of Danfoss Commercial Compressors, Leif Flojgaard, as new regional president of Danfoss...
Polymer Seals Perform Reliably After Years of Use
Two sets of seals, in service for 11 and 15 years, still meet baseline standards.
Reciprocating Compressor Basics
Pumps & Systems, December 2008A Note from Robert X. Perez: Welcome to this month's installment of Compressor University! We are frequently asked to guess the answer to challenging machinery...
Selecting Heat Transfer Fluids
Pumps & Systems, November 2008Seven considerations for selecting the proper heat transfer fluid.1. Service TemperatureConsider the service temperature of the fluid, since the thermal stability...
Shock Monitoring Technology for Reciprocating Compressors
Pumps & Systems, September 2007 Overall vibration trending is excellent for monitoring rotating machinery health, but not generally effective for tracking reciprocating compressors. A new...
Temperature as Indicator of Bearing Operating Condition
Pumps & Systems, September 2008 A note from Robert X. Perez: Welcome to this installment of Compressor University!Most high-speed centrifugal compressors rely on fluid film bearings-such as...
The Hidden Costs of Compressed Air/Gas Leaks
Pumps & Systems, December 2008Most energy engineers realize the high cost of energy that extra horsepower air compressors waste while trying to maintain pre-set air pressures. They also realize...
The Various Loads Used to Rate Reciprocating Compressors (Part One)
A note from Robert X. Perez: Welcome back to Compressor University! We are constantly asked to push our machinery a little harder. The days of underloaded, overdesigned machines have gone...
The Various Loads Used to Rate Reciprocating Compressors (Part Two)
A Note from Robert X. Perez:Welcome back to Compressor University!Here is the second installment from the Atkins, Hinchliff and McCain article. This month they continue their review of...
Vacuum Pumps and Compressors for Ethanol and Biodiesel Production
Pumps & Systems, April 2008A look at the role that liquid ring vacuum pumps and compressors play in the ethanol and biodiesel production process.Biofuels: Renewable Energy SourcesThe energy...
Why Compression Ratio Matters
One of the critical parameters in compressor design and selection is the compression ratio, often denoted as r. The compression ratio is simply the ratio of the absolute stage discharge pressure to...
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