Posts Tagged ‘antisurge control’

Effective Compressor AntiSurge Control

Posted in Project Services on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016. One comment so far
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Centrifugal and axial compressors are at the heart of many production processes. Effective compressor automation and turbomachinery control not only impacts efficiency, but also safety, reliability, production throughput and energy usage. A complete turbomachinery control system consists of measurement devices, high speed controllers, control valves, guide vane drives, turbine governors and more. I spoke with […]

Surge Relief for Oil and Gas Liquids Pipelines

Posted in Final Control Element, Flow on Thursday, July 7th, 2016. 6 comments so far
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Authors: Rossella Mimmi and Dave Seiler Petroleum commodity releases can have serious consequences, so ensuring pipeline integrity is crucial for operators. Pipeline integrity is not just about preventing incidents, but is a holistic approach to the prevention, detection, and mitigation of these undesired commodity release such as surge. In this two-part series, we will provide […]

Anti-Surge Compressor Control in Action

Posted in Final Control Element on Friday, May 9th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Compressor surge control, or better stated, anti-surge control, is always a popular subject here on the blog. Posts written years ago still remain highly viewed. Preventing surge is critical for centrifugal and axial compressors. Wikipedia defines it: Axi-symmetric stall, more commonly known as compressor surge; or pressure surge, is a complete breakdown in compression resulting […]

Process Simulation to Test Compressor Anti-Surge Control Strategy

Posted in Simulation on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013. No comments yet
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Some of our most consistently popular posts here at Emerson Process Experts center on anti-surge control for centrifugal compressors. I had the opportunity to catch up with Emerson’s Ashish Patki when he was in town last month. Ashish shared a story where a national oil company was setting up an oil & gas processing facility […]

Detect Compressor Surge By Measuring Outlet Pressure?

Posted in Pressure on Thursday, October 4th, 2012. One comment so far
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Update: Greg has published a post, Checklist for Compressor Surge Control Tips which should give you some things to consider for your centrifugal and axial compressors. Orginal post: It’s great to questions from automation professionals from some of my posts built up over the years. A question came about one of my centrifugal compressor surge […]