Fluidampr® performance viscous dampers are a fully owned product of Vibratech TVD. They are the leading viscous damper in the performance racing industry and can be found on an OEM endurance racing team down to the grassroots level. Professional engine builders install a Fluidampr performance damper as a fundamental building block to help achieve long term durability. Increases in torque and horsepower are often realized as a result of improved efficiency by minimizing torsional vibration. Recently, our friends at MotoIQ.com, a prominent automotive performance digital publication, discovered just that. They achieved a whopping 12 whp peak gain at 5,600rpm and 19ft-lbs peak gain at 3,650rpm with their Volkswagen Golf R MKVII project car.
Meet Vibratech TVD sales and engineering staff at Engine Expo USA 2017. According to show promoters, this is "The must-attend event for anyone involved in the design and development of OEM engines and powertrains as well as the sale or procurement of engine components, engine manufacturing systems, engine accessories, new technologies and materials." The convention takes place October 24 - 26, 2017 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.
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Large industrial heavy duty diesel and gas compression engines can see a life-cycle in excess of 50 to 60 years. Field technicians and operators today may be responsible for servicing equipment that dates back to the 1950s - 1960s. At the time those engines were manufactured they were likely to have been equipped with a Houdaille Industries, Inc. designed and manufactured torsional vibration damper (TVD). Viscous style torsional dampers from that era are commonly referred to as a Houdaille damper.
"Houde's announcement of the new damper says: 'It should prove one of the most important engineering discoveries of recent years.'" Buffalo Evening News. March 13, 1946.
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The Eastern Gas Compression Roundtable (EGCR) welcomes Vibratech TVD to present an educational seminar on heavy-duty engine damper service. The conference will take place from May 23 - 25, 2017 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Senior Design Engineer and Vibration Solutions Manager, Aaron Neyman will speak on Wednesday, May 24 from 2:40pm - 4:10pm.
Vibratech TVD Sr. Design Engineer, Aaron Neyman will present "Damper Integration Advancements Through Simulation & Modeling" at the 2017 AMC Engineering Conference. The event takes place April 25 - 27 at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa.
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In our final blog post in the series Oil & Gas Industry - Engine Damper Service & Remanufacturing we'll explore replacement and reman options available for the three main types of viscous style dampers commonly found in the field.
In this part of our blog series Oil & Gas Industry - Engine Damper Service & Remanufacturing we provide valuable tips in how to handle and install a heavy duty viscous type engine damper.
Unexpected downtime is costly for everyone involved. In the fast paced and competitive oil and gas industry an engine failure in any critical piece of operating machinery can significantly impact revenue. Maintaining heavy duty diesel and gas compression engines in pumping stations, gensets, construction equipment and on-highway trucks are all vitally important.
In the remote reaches of Alberta, Canada a gas compression pumping engine unexpectedly fails. Field technicians determine it is a broken crankshaft due to torsional vibration. Internal service records document that the engine damper was excluded during routine overhauls. Decision makers unknowingly overlooked a vital mechanical component that controls destructive torsional vibration in favor of cost control. Downtime is expected to last weeks and significantly impact projected revenue due to lost productivity.