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2019 Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia

September 10 - 12 | George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, TX            Booth #1835
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Welcome to the 2019 Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia

The Power of Partnership

Coupling engineering and digital expertise with an extensive equipment portfolio, we partner with oil and gas customers to deliver what matters most: safety, efficiency, reliability, sustainability—and ultimately, peace of mind. Learn how at booth #1835.
Program

Lectures, tutorials, short courses and discussion groups

Our presentations at TPS are listed below by date and type.

8:30 - 5:00 | Centrifugal Compressors 101 (Short Course)

 

Location:

360C

                

Speakers: 

Mark Kuzdzal (Siemens)

Jay Koch (Siemens)

 

8:30 - 5:00 | Centrifugal Compressors 201 (Short Course)


Location:

360A

                

Speakers: 

Jay Koch (Siemens)

James Sorokes (Siemens) 

Jeff Moore (Southwest Research Institute) 

James Hardin (Elliott Group) 

Rainer Kurz (Solar Turbines Incorporated)  

2:00 - 2:45 | A Resonance Condition Encountered in a Shop Overspeed Machine Due to Inertia Effects (Lecture)

 

Location:

360A

                

Speakers: 

Tristen Barnes (Siemens)

Mark Kuzdzal (Siemens)

Martin Maier (Siemens)

Sean Frier (Siemens)

 

2:00 - 3:30 | Revamp Design Considerations (Tutorial)

 

Location:

351F

                

Speakers: 

James Sorokes (Siemens)

Edmund Memmott (Retired) 

 

2:00 - 3:30 | Gears (Discussion Group)

 

Location:

371C

                

Speakers: 

Joseph Silvaggio, Jr. (Siemens) 

Robert Eisenmann, Jr.  (BP) 

Mark Brooker (LyondellBasell) 

Dietmar Sterns (Renk)  

 

2:00 - 3:30 | Steam Turbine Design, Operation, and Maintenance (Discussion Group)

 

Location:

372A

                

Speakers: 

Alan Cole (Siemens) 

Vinod Patel (KBR) 

Gampa Bhat (Gampa Bhat & Associates, LLC) 

Arun Kumar (HPCL - Mittal Energy Ltd, India) 

Joe Moreno (LyondellBasell) 

Brian Barrington  

8:30 - 10:00 | Advanced Topics In Centrifugal Compressor Design (Discussion Group)

 

Location:

371C

                

Speakers: 

Mark Kuzdzal (Siemens) 

James Sorokes (Siemens) 

Mark Sandberg (Sandburg Turbomachinery Consulting LLC) 

Leonardo Baldassarre (BHGE) 

Urs Baumann (MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz AG) 

Jeff Moore (Southwest Research Institute) 

Brian Pettinato (Elliott Group)

 

10:30 - 12:00 | Turbo Expanders & PRTs (Discussion Group)

 

Location:

371C

                

Speakers: 

Nick Vachon (Siemens)   

Lil Kassie (BP) 

Robert Kranz (Valero) 

Justin Kassie (Enterprise Products LLC) 

Don Shafer (Rotating Machinery Services) 

Dave Linden (D.H.Linden Associates, Inc.) 

George Seamon (Consultant) 

Jim Goode (Sulzer Turbo Services) 

Charles Rewoldt (Invensys) 

Dag Calafell (Technical Opus Solutions)  

 

11:15 - 12:00 | A Comparison of Type 1 Versus Type 2 Testing Recent Experiences Testing a High-pressure, Re-injection Compressor (Lecture)

 

Location:

360A

                

Speakers: 

James Sorokes (Siemens)

Nate Keim (Siemens)

John Kocur (ExxonMobil)

 

2:00 - 3:30 | Range v. Efficiency -- Striking the Proper Balance (Tutorial)

 

Location:

351D

                

Speakers: 

James Sorokes (Siemens)

 

11:30 - 12:00 | High Vibration at Low Speed on a 25MW Turbogenerator System - Root Cause Investigation (Case Study)

 

Location:

360A

                

Speakers: 

Donald Paquette (Siemens)

André Brandão (Petrobras)

Joilson Rangel (Petrobras)

Lucas Klaas (WEG)

 

11:30 - 12:00 | A Systematic Method for Determining the Source of Unbalance in a Rotor Assembly (Case Study)

 

Location:

361A

                

Speakers: 

Martin Maier (Siemens)

Richard Antle (Siemens)

Timothy Kaminske (Siemens)

Featured Products and Solutions

Ingenuity in Onshore Solutions

Centrifugal and reciprocating compressors

Siemens Gas and Power offers a comprehensive portfolio of centrifugal and reciprocating compression solutions for the oil and gas industry and other process industries. Compressor solutions can be standardized or tailored to your needs in a variety of applications – such as on- or offshore oil and gas production, natural gas transmission and distribution, air separation, chemicals, petrochemicals, and refining.

Aeroderivative and industrial gas turbines

For power generation in upstream, midstream and downstream applications as well as mechanical drives for compressors and pumps, Siemens gas turbines are proven and trusted in the industry. Since many years, they ensure outstanding reliability for oil and gas production and processing as well as pipeline, LNG and refinery applications.

E-houses and modules

The oil and gas industry demands field-proven power and compression solutions that ensure safe operations, enhance installation efficiency, minimize downtime, and address space constraints. To meet these requirements, Siemens draws on decades of experience to offer highly reliable plug-and-play modules for power generation; high-, medium-, and low- voltage (HV, MV, and LV) power distribution; and compression for both offshore and onshore applications.

Additive manufacturing in the energy sector

Be it rapid prototyping or manufacturing parts for aero-derivative, gas and steam turbines or compressors, they can be designed faster, with increased flexibility, better materials, and optimized efficiency. This way, 3D printing enables cutting edge technologies with reduced time-to-market and quick upgrading of existing assets. 

RT62X Power Turbine Upgrade

The RT62X power turbine is designed as an upgrade of the legacy RT62 power turbine installed on over 400 Siemens SGT-A35 C, G and GT units. The RT62X offers many key benefits, including increased efficiency, power output and time between overhaul (TBO). Moreover, as each benefit is independent of the other, the RT62X provides flexibility to our customers by allowing customization of benefit selection to meet their operating needs.

Ingenuity in Digitalization

Ingenuity in Offshore Solutions

Transforming offshore oil and gas production

Digital solutions have long been applied in other industries to improve efficiency and productivity. The oil and gas industry, however, is just starting to begin its digital transformation. In offshore oil and gas production, many operators are beginning to discover the massive potential digitalization has to offer.

 

In cooperation with Aker BP, Siemens is working to provide condition monitoring analytics for planned maintenance, as well as an integrated control and safety system solution for remote control and monitoring that can improve safety and reduce costs by shifting labor resources from offshore to onshore. 

Key Topics

Services for the Oil and Gas Industry

Customer Technical Support

By combining the proactive side of Remote Diagnostic Service and the reactive side of Troubleshooting Support we maximize the availability, reliability and performance of your rotating equipment or machine train. This is only possible through continuous and secure data exchange as well as a close partnership with our customers.    Our extensive experience monitoring several thousand connected rotating equipment worldwide has shown a major upside to remote performance monitoring and diagnostics. By averting trips and resulting forced outages via early detection of potential faults and preventive remediation, your equipment’s availability can be increased as much as 3 percent. 

Cybersecurity 

The energy sector has become a primary target for cyber attacks. Siemens helps its customers confront the growing cyber threat with our protection, detection, and monitoring solutions.  Our Cybersecurity Solutions are part of Siemens Omnivise Digital Services.

 

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