Motors

Creating opportunities for future fluid machinery experts

Bloch, H. P., Reliability/Equipment Editor

The state of understanding science and facts on one side and distinguishing these from anecdotes and often far-fetched opinions on the other side should be concerning to us. Institutions of higher learning can be disinclined to teach needed, applicable or actionable knowledge.

Electric drive LNG can grow with the clean energy transition

Ellrich, J., Black & Veatch

As companies across markets set aggressive decarbonization goals and sustainability commitments to align with changing regulations and consumer demands for greener energy and fuel, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is searching for ways to lower emissions.

Reliability: When to consider liquid-ring compressors

Bloch, H. P., Process Machinery Consulting

Liquid-ring compressors (FIG. 1) use the centrifugal whirling of a sealing liquid to create a series of piston-like water columns to trap gas or vapor between the impeller cells of a rotor installed eccentric to its casing.

HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1950s by Petroleum Refiner, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.

Rotating equipment oil systems optimization guideline

The industry is moving away from oil shaft seals and hydraulic speed control for turbines to advanced alternatives.

History of the HPI: The 1930s: Catalytic cracking, polyethylene, synthetic fibers, resins and jet engines

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) has a rich history of discovery, challenges, breakthroughs, trial and error, collaboration and success. Hydrocarbon Processing continues its reflection on the history of the HPI.

Engineering Case Histories: Case 115: A method for analyzing catastrophic type failures

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

A portion of my consulting career involved investigating catastrophic type failures on machines, pressure vessels and structures in the industry.

History of the HPI-Up to the 1930s: Whales, lamps, automobiles, plastics and war

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the next 10 mos, Hydrocarbon Processing will provide a detailed history of the origins and evolution of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Safety and environmental benefits of reliability engineering

Troyer, D., O'Malley, C., T. A. Cook

When you boil down the mission of reliability to its bare essence, the job is to deliver maximum operational availability for the least amount of money over the lifecycle of the asset.

Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery: Use the correct lube oil grade to avoid equipment failures

Rathore, A. J. S., Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals & Fertilizers Ltd.

Lubrication is imperative to the performance of rotating equipment.