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.
Join Vibratech TVD at the annual AETC Advanced Engineering Technology Conference for a presentation on crankshaft torsional vibration. Understand how it is created, measured and what effects it can have on the powertrain. Then learn the latest in how viscous style harmonic balancers have evolved to control it.
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Timing is everything. Approaching Vibratech TVD early to integrate a torsional vibration damper saves time, provides flexibility, and can reduce complementary parts.
Topics: Viscous Dampers
Heavy-duty torsional viscous dampers do wear out. Professional commercial diesel and gas compression engine technicians understand the vital role a crankshaft damper is to ensure reliability. Having a comprehensive crankshaft damper inspection plan and adequate inventory is recommended to mitigate the risk of unexpected downtime.
Professional race engine builders depend on premium torsional vibration control to free lost horsepower, improving timing efficiency and help provide overall durability.
Aaron Neyman and I will present “Protect Against Torsional Vibration” at the AERA Engine Builders Association Tech & Skills Regional Conference. The event will be on May 6, 2016 at Hendrick Motorsports in Charlotte, NC.
Topics: Torsional Vibration