Optimized Bearings and Dampers Provide Long-term Solution to Vibrations

Over a 13-year span, a major South American oil company’s maintenance department fought recurring high vibrations in three gas reinjection compressor trains. Based on a thorough analysis of the compressors and an inspection of damaged components, Bearings Plus proposed a two-part solution.

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ISFD® Technology Eliminates Subsynchronous Vibrations on Steam Turbine to Achieve Full Power Output

For a power generation customer in Scandinavia, Doosan Škoda Power engineered a 46 MW steam turbine as part of a combined cycle system. When high subsynchronous vibrations forced a trip in turbine operation at just 27 MW versus the rated 46 MW, Bearings Plus stepped in with a damper solution.

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Integral Squeeze Film Damper Reduces Vibrations, Increases Production

At the Dow Chemical Company operation in Deer Park, Texas, product buildup on an overhung blower was leading to mass imbalance and high synchronous vibrations that could cause catastrophic failure. The company brought in Bearings Plus to provide a greater stability margin and reduce the sensitivity to imbalance.

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