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Offshore Oil & Gas Platform Machinery Protection and Prediction Systems Results

Posted in Asset Optimization, Oil & Gas, Reliability on Friday, August 30th, 2013. No comments yet
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The harsh, corrosive environment found on offshore oil & gas platforms can lead to unplanned downtime and lost production when equipment fails. A Scandinavian Oil-Gas magazine article, Upgraded Online Protection and Prediction Systems Improve Machinery Health Monitoring, highlights how the Shell Draugen oil and gas platform in the North Sea has upgraded the protection and […]

Surge Control Considerations in Centrifugal Compressors

Posted in Energy on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010. 16 comments so far
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Any process manufacturer that has centrifugal compressors knows about a condition known as surge. Emerson’s Pete Sharpe described it to me: Surge is a condition that occurs on compressors when the amount of gas they are trying to compress is insufficient for the speed of the compressor and the turbine blades lose their forward thrust, […]