Supersonic compression represents game-changing technology

Using aerodynamic design principles common in flight and propulsion-based systems, the Dresser-Rand business’ supersonic technology has game-changing implications for ground-based compressor applications. The Dresser-Rand business has been a global leader in designing and developing rotating equipment and compression technology for more than 100 years. In 2014, the company took steps to further its position as […]

Optimize LNG liquefaction operations through proper refrigeration compressor driver selection

Editor’s Note: Patrice Bardon, “Optimize LNG Liquefaction Operations through Proper Refrigeration Compressor Driver Selection”, 1427-1440, Proceedings of 23th World Energy Congress 2016 Istanbul – Research Papers, Ed.: Prof. A. D. Alkan, WEC Turkish National Comm., Vol.1, pp. 1427-1440, ISBN: 978-605-89548-9-2, 09-13.10.2016, Istanbul. ABSTRACT Natural gas liquefaction is an energy-intensive process. As a result, there is […]

Compression solutions for air separation

Siemens has been a preferred supplier of pre-engineered and engineered-to-order equipment for large air separation customers around the world for more than 70 years. While it’s true that air itself is free, producing industrial gases from air requires abundant energy (hence money) so configuring an efficient air compression system is critical to the success of […]

Meeting compression train base package design requirements for service on floating production, storage and offloading vessels

Editor’s Note: Reproduced with permission of the Turbomachinery Laboratory from Proceedings of the Asia Turbomachinery and Pump Symposium, Singapore, February 22 – 25, 2016 (http://atps.tamu.edu/proceedings). ABSTRACT Typical floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) compression applications are presented, including drivers and auxiliary equipment, and typical compressor operating conditions. Base packages consisting of centrifugal compressor(s), gear, motor […]

It’s all in how you set your sails

MURAT ASLANDAG When asked about his favorite quote, as an avid sailor Murat didn’t hesitate. “You cannot change the direction of the wind, but you can set your sails right.” And he was quick to explain. “There will always be obstacles, but if you reset your sails you can set your direction and you’ll get […]

Mega-test center

The mega-test center in Duisburg can test compressor trains weighing up to 700 tons and can accommodate up to six compressor trains at once. Capable of full-load, closed-loop compressor string tests to 100 MW, the 591-foot-long (180-meter-long), 131-foot-wide (40-meter-wide) and 115-foot-high (35-meter-high) test center strengthened the company’s position as a leader in the oil and […]

Highest efficiencies for air separation and process industries

The STC-GV centrifugal compressor series has been meeting compression demands for more than 60 years. Scarce resources and stringent environmental regulations require efficient products to meet global demand for fuel and hydrocarbon products. It’s a given that compressor trains are at the core of almost any process operation. When selecting a compressor to produce, transport […]

World’s largest geared compressor rotor manufactured in Duisburg

Siemens manufactured and tested the world’s largest geared compressor rotor at its Duisburg, Germany facility. With a diameter of 1.8 meters (5.9 feet), the first-stage impeller is the largest installed on an integral-geared compressor rotor. The impeller was balanced in Duisburg at a speed of 3,970 revolutions per minute. At its average operating speed, the […]

Three Named Engineering Fellows

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, recently inducted three distinguished employees into the Engineering Fellowship Program for 2015: Ralf H. Bode; James M. Sorokes; and George C. Talabisco. The Global Engineering Fellowship Program was established in 2012 to enhance Dresser-Rand’s focus as a technology company and to recognize, reward and retain […]

Dresser-Rand business supplying two compressor trains for African onshore gas receiving facility

First time the Dresser-Rand business sold a DATUM® compressor driven by a Siemens gas turbine. The Dresser-Rand business secured a contract to supply two compressor trains to an onshore receiving facility in Ghana, Africa. This order is a significant integration milestone and represents another synergy achievement of the Dresser-Rand business and Siemens. It marks the […]