Expanders for Oil and Gas Operations: Design, Applications, and Troubleshooting

by: Murari P. Singh, Ph.D., Michael J. Drosjack, Ph.D., David H. Linden


Abstract: Expanders for Oil and Gas Operations offers in-depth details on different types of expanders, addressing the background, mechanical design features, design and operating requirements, operational processes, and potential problems for each class of expander. The book also discusses rotor dynamics, vibration theory, material strength, life estimation, and probabilistic analysis. The information in this practical, illustrated resource will help you to maintain and improve existing expanders and implement design enhancements for increased expander capacity as well as lifespan and maximum energy reuse.
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Title: Expanders for Oil and Gas Operations: Design, Applications, and Troubleshooting

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2014 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071799928

Authors:

Murari P. Singh, Ph.D. is the president of Safe Technical Solutions, Inc. (SAFETSOL). He has been involved in the design, development, and analysis of industrial turbomachinery for more than 30 years with Turbodyne Corporation, Dresser Industries, Dresser Rand Company, GE CONMEC, and, most recently, GE Oil & Gas as consulting engineer.

Michael J. Drosjack, Ph.D. joined Shell Oil in 1975 as a member of the central Machinery Engineer Department in Houston, Texas. He retired from Shell in 2009 and since then has been a private machinery consultant. Through a variety of assignments over his Shell career, Dr. Drosjack was responsible for providing technical support for rotating and reciprocating machinery to Shell operations both upstream and downstream primarily in the United States but with responsibilities that extended around the world. He was chairman of the Shell U.S. Machinery Technical Network for many years.

David H. Linden is the president of D.H. Linden Associates, Inc. He has more than 40 years of turbomachinery experience in a wide variety of areas including hot gas expanders, steam turbines, axial compressors, power turbines, reliability, field engineering, and consulting. A renowned expert on FCC expanders, nitric acid expanders, and expander installations and applications, Mr. Linden has held positions as steam turbine design engineer at Westinghouse Electric Corp., expander engineering supervisor and manager at Ingersoll-Rand, and founding partner of CONMEC, Inc.

Description: Expanders for Oil and Gas Operations offers in-depth details on different types of expanders, addressing the background, mechanical design features, design and operating requirements, operational processes, and potential problems for each class of expander. The book also discusses rotor dynamics, vibration theory, material strength, life estimation, and probabilistic analysis. The information in this practical, illustrated resource will help you to maintain and improve existing expanders and implement design enhancements for increased expander capacity as well as lifespan and maximum energy reuse.