Zardynezhad, S.

TurboTech Consulting Corp., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Shahab Zardynezhad is a registered Senior Mechanical Engineer in Alberta with more than 29 yr of experience working on many of the world’s largest oil, gas and petrochemical projects. He has experience in engineering, procurement services, manufacturing, shop/field inspection, installation, commissioning, startup, reliability, and the maintenance and operation of pumps, compressors and turbines. Mr. Zardynezhad holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Petroleum of Iran, an MS degree in industrial engineering from I.U.S.T-Iran, an MS degree in project management and an MS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Calgary. He is a certified API inspector for rotating equipment.

Mitigation actions to prevent vibration during factory tests of SAGD boiler feedwater pumps

Zardynezhad, S., TurboTech Consulting Corp.

The most vital information on the condition of boiler feedwater (BFW) pumps is vibration.

Calculate the MTBR of pumps in an oil refinery

Zardynezhad, S., TurboTech Consulting Corp.

Mean time between repairs (MTBR) is an index for judging the performance of a specific piece of equipment.

Dual-mechanical seal arrangement for hot pump service

Zardynezhad, S., TurboTech Consulting Corp.

Selecting mechanical seals for hot services in an oil refinery or petrochemical plant is always a challenging task—and it is a task that needs careful attention, since the wrong seal selection can have a significant impact on pump reliability and availability.

Double-suction centrifugal compressor in ethylene plant inlet piping design

Zardynezhad, S., TurboTech Consulting Corp.

Centrifugal compressors are designed with different suction nozzle orientations and impeller layouts in casing.

Connecting rod failure in a new reciprocating gas compressor

Zardynezhad, S., TurboTech Consulting Corp.

Compressor failure in an oil refinery can have severe consequences on health, safety and the environment.

Design atmospheric aboveground storage tanks for accident prevention

Zardynezhad, S., TurboTech Consulting Corp.

The design and construction of oil, gas and petrochemical facilities is continuously improving, as increasing compliance with ever-changing codes and standards, such as the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is resulting in fewer atmospheric above-ground storage tank (AAST) accidents.