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Monitoring Turbomachinery Sleeve Bearings

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014. No comments yet
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Let’s end this U.S. 4th of July Independence day holiday-shortened workweek with a 3:27 YouTube video on Sleeve Bearing Monitoring with Dual Orbits. Emerson’s Drew Mackley explains how this type of bearing is mostly found in turbomachinery and involves displacement probes rather than accelerometers commonly used in other types of rotating machinery. These displacement probes […]

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 […]

Transient Analysis Spots Turbomachinery Issues

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011. No comments yet
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The other night I was talking to some engineering students before a college basketball game at one of Austin’s famous watering holes. They were complaining about all the mind-bending math they were having to endure. Time domain/frequency domain, Fourier analysis–that kind of fun stuff. What reminded me of this was an article I discovered by […]