Correcting Splitline Leaks on Dresser-Rand M-Line Compressors

Two compressors at a Refinery in Texas were up-rated to bushing type dry gas seals to eliminate the historical H2S leakage to the environment. The existing seals in both of these machines were the original Clark floating bushing oil seals. There were concerns that the leakage path may be around the outside of the seals […]

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Very Unusual Motor Vibration Issue Resolved with Innovative Vibration Analysis & Solution

Background and The Problem 24 new 3600 RPM, 440 volt AC induction motors were replaced at a large refinery as a result of flooding during hurricane Ike. The motors were inundated by 6 ft to 12 ft of floodwater. The new motors were from three of the major industrial motor manufacturers. Horsepower ratings ranged from […]

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