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Pump & Turbo Symposia

September 22-25
Houston, Texas

The Turbomachinery Laboratory sponsors two annual symposia, held in the Fall of each year, to promote professional development, technology transfer, peer networking, and information exchange among industry professionals. These two events are led by engineers with vast experience in the petrochemical, process, chemical, utility, contractor, and consulting fields, along with manufacturers of rotating equipment and fluid-handling equipment from around the world.

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  • Gearing servo motors for improved performance

    By Jeff Nazzaro, Parker Hannifin

    At times a motor’s capability may be limited to the point where it requires gearing. As servo manufacturers develop more powerful motors that can muscle applications through more complicated moves and produce higher torques and speeds, these motors require gearheads equal to the task.

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  • EAM experts reveal key findings from asset management study and IBM conducted the largest and most inclusive asset management study ever, having surveyed 1,000 physical asset managers from around the world and across multiple industries. Results from this study provide insights on the state of maturity in managing plant performance,…

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  • Leverage Big Data analytics to your advantage

    Maintenance people no longer just "fix things." They now have the role of reliability professionals and are responsible for managing a process in which they: Analyze machine data Predict breakdowns Implement procedures to address potential problems Information needs have changed as well, and big…

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  • STO FAQs: What you need to know before your shutdown

    Q: What are the initial steps I need to take to prepare for a shutdown?A: The first step to prepare for a scheduled shutdown starts with determining the size of the outage. Based on statistics across a number of industries, there are four categories based on duration: Short (hours), Small (day),…

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  • Hidden leaders of the shutdown

    By Joel Levitt, Life Cycle Engineering

    If your organization uses contract labor to conduct shutdown repairs, you know this is true: once the shutdown team takes over, the responsibilities of your maintenance crew members change. Jobs transform. An electrician might become a gang leader, contractor liaison, tour guide or safety officer.

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  • A new template for device configuration success

    Device configuration historically has been done one device at a time by manually entering values for each parameter that needs to be defined in the device. There are a couple of notable risks to watch out for with this approach. First: It’s easy to make typing errors. Second: It’s not unheard…

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