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Pettinato, B.

Elliott Group, Jeannette, Pennsylvania

Brian Pettinato is Manager of product development for Elliott Group, where he has worked since 1995. His primary area of expertise is machinery dynamics. He has co-authored more than 20 technical papers, and holds three US patents. Mr. Pettinato is an ASME fellow, a member of STLE, and a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania. He also serves on the Turbomachinery Advisory Committee of Texas A&M and on the API 684 rotordynamics task force. He earned his BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.

Measure and predict torsional vibration in rotating equipment

Elliott Group: Pettinato, B.  |  Wang, Q.

Excessive torsional vibration in rotating equipment trains can result in damage to, or failure of, equipment, leading to emergency shutdowns and costly downtime.

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