Rotating Equipment

Reliability: Avoid pump shaft failures

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

We welcome and thrive on questions from reliability engineers and try to answer some as best we can.

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.

Compare pitot tube pumps with high-speed centrifugal pumps for low-flow applications

Khazrai, F., Eskandarlu, A., Chagalesh Consulting Engineers

When seeking a pump for a low-flow, high-head application, there is a temptation to choose a high-speed (HS) integral gear-driven centrifugal pump because of its advantages over multi-stage centrifugal and other types of pumps.

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.

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The FM-approved FireChek thermal shutoff valve with resettable memory shape alloy can now be used to automatically shut down a pneumatic control system when a nearby fire occurs, or when the ambient temperature reaches 135°F, 150°F or 165°F.

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.

Use a commercial process historian for full-featured machinery condition monitoring

Sabin, S., Compressor Control Corp., SETPOINT Vibration Div.

Can a commercial process historian be used to replace standalone condition monitoring software, including acquisition and display of high-speed vibration and surge waveform data?

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.

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

EGC Critical Components has announced its dures brand of materials, a new family of proprietary thermoplastic polymer composites developed specifically for the manufacture of bushings, bearings and wear rings in pumps handling a wide range of liquids, including those that contain solid matter.

Elliott Group to open new India service center for turbomachinery equipment

The Bengaluru service center is fully equipped and staffed to repair all components of centrifugal and axial compressors, steam turbines, and hot gas expanders, including diaphragms, rotors, impellers, blades, bearings, and casings.