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...
A Russian oil & gas company produces a compressor station to maximize pipeline capacity.
(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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
 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...
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...
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...
New regulations challenge oil and gas producers to optimize operations, and oil-free reciprocating gas compressors can help.
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...
Two sets of seals, in service for 11 and 15 years, still meet baseline standards.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
 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...
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...
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...