Turbines

MAN Diesel to deliver compressors, turbines for Africa’s soon-to-be largest refinery

Germany-based MAN Diesel & Turbo will deliver two compressor trains to Nigerian Dangote Oil Refining Company, to be employed in the company’s refinery in the capital of Lagos.

MAN Diesel to supply gas turbine to Chinese company

In collaboration with the Chinese company Guangdong Liyu New Energy Science & Technology Co. Ltd., MAN Diesel & Turbo is supplying a compact gas turbine package for the decentralized production of heat and power.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Appleton, an Emerson brand and a global supplier in hazardous-location electrical products, announced an expansion to the Areamaster LED series.

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 Reliability: Update on steam turbine overspeed testing

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

An engineer working for a world-scale oil refinery in Asia-Pacific (AP) asked several questions on steam turbines: “I would like to know whether overspeed testing of steam turbines is recommended..

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.

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.

Lubrication update for rotating equipment

Bloch, H. P., Professional engineer

API-610 is the most widely used pump standard in the petrochemical and refining industries. It includes experience-based recommendations for lubricant applications and one of those recommendations rel..

HP Engineering Case Histories: Case 83: What are useful questions to ask before starting a vibration analysis?

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

Periodically, this author receives questions from readers throughout the world addressing what performance issues could be wrong with a centrifugal compressor that is vibrating. Note: It is impossible..

HP Engineering Case Histories: Case 82: Be cautious when purchasing ‘first of kind’ equipment

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

What is the definition of “first of kind” when discussing equipment and products? The definition used in this editorial is the “first built for your company,” and it can often have..