Compressors

Reliability: Interpreting API Standard 618 for reciprocating compressors

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A rotating machinery engineer working for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor in India is often involved in selecting reciprocating compressors for hydrocarbon processing plants.

Elliott to supply compressor for Holly Refining’s upgrade in New Mexico

The H2 recycle unit will be built and tested in Elliott's manufacturing facility in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Delivery is to the Navajo refinery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.

Advances in dry gas seal technology for compressors

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff; Carmody, C., AESSEAL plc

Compressor owner-operators now have unprecedented and solidly verifiable options.

Williams selects Elliott compressors for Redwater PDH complex in Canada

Elliott will provide three compression trains for the reactor effluent, heat pump, and propylene refrigeration duties at the new plant. The package also encompasses equipment auxiliaries.

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Ingersoll Rand debuted its TURBO-AIR NX 8000 integrally geared centrifugal compressor at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia show in Houston, Texas in September.

Perform field oil flushing for successful centrifugal gas compressor startup

Zardynezhad, S., Toyo Engineering Canada Ltd.

Many factors are necessary for a successful compressor startup. One of the key actions is conducting high-quality field oil flushing during the precommissioning stage, or after a major overhaul.

Dominion contracts GE for two compressor trains at Cove Point LNG project

The project located on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, Maryland, will produce about 5.25 MMtpy of LNG when completed in late 2017 and will be the first LNG export terminal on the US East Coast.

HP New Developments

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

New product developments in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Air Liquide will build the world’s largest air separation unit (ASU) in Secunda, South Africa. An essential component of the 5,000-metric-ton-per-day ASU will be the AIRMAX compressor solution from MAN Diesel and Turbo, which will be the largest-dimension compressor constructed to date.

HP New Developments

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Aspen Technology’s aspenONE Engineering and aspenONE Manufacturing and Supply Chain Version 8.8 software was developed for firms in the oil, gas, chemicals, engineering and construction, and other process industries.