Rotating Equipment

HP Engineering Case Histories: Case 86: Causes of auger feeder screw failures

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

What is an auger feed screw? Feed screws are used to transport granules and other products by pushing or pulling the product along.

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

New valve offers zero leakagePentair Valves and Controls has expanded its Vanessa triple offset valves (TOVs) product line with the launch of the Series 30-RS.

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.

Manoir to equip refinery hydrogen furnaces for KNPC’s clean fuel project

The Manoir Industries deliveries are part of the KNPC's strategic Clean Fuel Project, which aims at upgrading the hydrogen production volume of integrated refinery plants so as to enhance the refinery's production capacity and reduce the sulfur content of their petrochemical products.

HP Engineering Case Histories: Case 85: Learnings on hydraulically fitted hubs

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

Hubs connect one piece of machinery to another, usually with some flexible coupling between them. Installers have only limited time to work with the hot hub. When incorrectly positioned, it may have to be removed, which has the potential of damaging the shaft end.

HP New Developments

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

New product developments in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

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.

Manoir to supply furnace coils for Shintech’s new US Gulf ethane cracker

The furnace components are based on Manoir's proprietary Manaurite high-alloy technology and are manufactured in its leading production center in Yantaï, China.

Consider new labyrinth seals to optimize compressor operations

Gresh, M. T., Flexware, Inc.; Whalen, J. K., John Crane Engineered Bearings

Degradation of labyrinth seals in centrifugal impellers can have a significant impact on not only compressor power consumption but also on plant production rate. Upgrading to rub-tolerant seals can be..

Maximize energy recovery with small steam turbines

Kaupert, K., Energent; Krull, R., Iles, R., Energent Corp.

Using smaller turbines (50 kW to 300 kW) can aid system efficiency and help conserve energy. We investigate examples in which the application of smaller steam turbines provided return on investment within two years.