Rotating Equipment

Use online conditioning to monitor electric motors

Wilhelm, B., GE Measurement and Control; Neti, P., GE Global Research Center

Quality and health assessments of motor insulation are important aspects during the manufacturing, as well as the operation, of electrical motors. Today, there are several offline insulation quality a..

HP Engineering Case Histories: Case 79: Integral compressor failures

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

Recently, the author received information regarding the failure of a large reciprocating compressor. In this example, the pistons for power and compressor cylinders are powered by the same crankshaft...

Metso opens services center in Eastern Germany for valves, field devices

The new service center supports the company's strategy to grow its valve and field device service business globally and strengthens Metso's service capabilities within the German region.

Reliability tips for centrifugal process pumps

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The pump’s behavior can be likened to that of a manual transmission in an automobile. While a car can be driven 80 mph in first gear, it would be a mistake to do this for an hour or so.

HP Reliability: Make equipment decisions with up-to-date technical information

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Answering lube practice-related questions is important. These questions provide insight on the status of education and technology, along with trends in understanding equipment reliability, safety and ..

Metso to supply valve technology for China heavy crude processing site

The new delivery includes large Neles valves for the delayed coking process, which is one of the demanding subprocesses. This process sets especially high requirements for valve reliability and tightness.

Emerson to expand in Romania with new building for flow measurement

The expansion includes a new, 18,800-square-meter flow measurement manufacturing building. The $60-million investment will help meet growing demand for the company’s flow measurement products and services in Europe and other regions, according to Emerson officials.

Dresser-Rand wins US Gulf supplier safety award

The Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Awards celebrate the positive contributions made by midstream sector companies of the oil and gas industry that demonstrate advances made in the key areas of environmental stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility, and health and safety.

HP Reliability: Small deviations can compromise equipment reliability

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In 2013, a major refinery was experiencing serious pump problems. The refinery had a massive thrust-bearing failure on a critical 3,560-rpm pump. The pump was designed and manufactured by a well-known..

BETE obtains ASME code certification for boilers, pressure vessels

BETE is the first spray nozzle company to obtain these ASME and National Board stamps.