May 2013

Special Report: Maintenance/Reliability

Maximize steam unit performance with precise torque monitoring

All turbomachinery is subject to degradation that, over time, will affect the system’s efficiency and operational performance. Precise monitoring of turbomachinery performance with continuous tor..

Mayne, T., Ellul, M., Qenos Olefins Australia; Phillips, D., Emerson Industrial Automation

All turbomachinery is subject to degradation that, over time, will affect the system’s efficiency and operational performance. Precise monitoring of turbomachinery performance with continuous torque-monitoring systems can be used to identify gradual efficiency loss, allowing for the development of a more focused maintenance scope to return the system to its optimum operation and efficiency. Torque monitoring based on heat balance, energy balance and other methods utilizes numerous parameters such as pressure, temperature, flowrate, gas composition, etc., which require precise instrumentation to measure with low uncertainty.1 However, phase displacement technology can be used to accurat

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