The presentation describes pulsation and vibration problems in reciprocating compressors, controls for these problems, and the consequences of not implementing those controls. It explores a case study where unusual phenomena occurred on a compressor with inadequate pulsation control, and the steps that were taken in the field to diagnose the problem.
Austin Way, EIT
Austin is a mechanical engineer-in-training from Calgary, AB. Since graduating in 2017, he has worked for Wood’s vibration, dynamics, and noise division (VDN). He spent several years in the office on the design team before transitioning to the field team, where he now travels across North America troubleshooting vibration problems.
7pm, April 20th, 2023.