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Vibration and Process Data Spot Turbo-Expander Problem

Posted in Asset Optimization, Oil & Gas on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. One comment so far
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Many industrial processes require refrigeration, such as in the extraction of ethane and natural gas liquids (NGLs) from natural gas. From Wikipedia, a turboexpander: …also referred to as a turbo-expander or an expansion turbine, is a centrifugal or axial flow turbine through which a high pressure gas is expanded to produce work that is often […]

Monitoring Rotating Machine in Four-Channel Clarity

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. No comments yet
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In an earlier post, Portable Vibration Analyzer-Human Centered Design Style, I mentioned four-channel analysis plus phase capability. I checked with Emerson’s Johan Van Puyenbroeck to explain what this means for process manufacturing maintenance professionals. Multi-channel means the ability to collect data from multiple inputs. Triaxial (triax) accelerometers can measure vibration in the x-, y-, and […]