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Brian LeBarron

Brian LeBarron is a published author and guest speaker on the topic of torsional vibration and damper development in performance applications. He is a marketing representative at Vibratech TVD.
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Vibratech TVD Introduces Severe Duty Damper For Cummins ISX / X15

Posted by Brian LeBarron on Apr 23, 2020

As Vibratech TVD continues to supply OE customers as an 'essential' manufacturer during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also taken the moment to review our replacement parts catalog to best supply service centers.  Heavy Duty parts and service managers now have two excellent Vibratech TVD damper choices for servicing their Cummins ISX / X15 owners.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Company News, Engine Damper Service & Remanufacturing

Servicing A Houdaille Torsional Vibration Damper.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on May 31, 2017

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.

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Topics: Engine Damper Service & Remanufacturing

An Early History of the Torsional Viscous Damper

Posted by Brian LeBarron on May 31, 2017

"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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Topics: Viscous Dampers

Heavy Duty Engine Damper Replacement & Remanufacturing Options

Posted by Brian LeBarron on Apr 4, 2017

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.

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Topics: Engine Damper Service & Remanufacturing

Handling & Installing A Heavy Duty Engine Damper

Posted by Brian LeBarron on Mar 21, 2017

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.

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Topics: Engine Damper Service & Remanufacturing

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