Issue: 12.2016

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 ( 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 […]

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 […]

Nachwuchskreis Duisburg / Essen promotes career development

Career development programs are widely acknowledged as an important tool in today’s competitive business environment. Not only do these programs boost company growth and increase employee productivity, but they create an enthusiasm that powers retention. Studies show that employees who participate in career development programs tend to be more productive and customer-directed, and less likely […]

Western New York employees “Adopt a Highway”

Across the U.S., thousands of groups and organizations commit to keeping America beautiful by adopting portions of highway and pledging to keep them clean. This year, a team of 11 Olean Operations-based employees adopted a one-mile stretch of Interstate Route 86 as part of the ISO 14001 and OHSAS initiatives. On Earth Day (April 22, […]

Opening up the Southern Gas Corridor for Europe

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline opens up Europe’s Southern Gas Corridor. The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) consortium selected the Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, to provide six 15-megawatt SGT-400-driven turbo compressor trains for pipeline stations in Greece and Albania. The pipelines in the Southern Gas Corridor will transport natural gas from the […]

Duisburg, Germany: where the Ruhr meets the Rhine

Editor’s Note: Over the years, Siemens has acquired several well-known suppliers in the compressor segment, including Mannesmann Demag, Demag Delaval, Delaval-Stork, Delaval, Kühnle, Kopp & Kausch (KK&K), PGW Turbo, and most recently, Dresser-Rand. Today, the Duisburg, Germany site is a major operation within the Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division. Chimneys, industrial […]