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Vibration, dynamics and noise

formerly BETA Machinery and SVT


Refineries, PetroChem Plants

Uptime is critical, but not easy to achieve.

Specialized engineering skills are needed to design piping systems that avoid vibration-induced failures. Rotating machinery also requires advanced engineering analysis to avoid pulsations, resonance, and other vibration problems.

These engineering services apply to greenfield facilities and also when modifying an existing compressor, pump, or the piping system.


This video illustrates one of the most common integrity failures facing refinery owners. Watch
Wood has unique capabilities to identify and resolve these issues. 
SBC Assessment

Example: Specialty Gases Create Pulsation Challenges

This article illustrates the challenges involved in accurately designing compressors to handle ethane and ethylene gases. Wood has the deep experience with refinery applications, including surge control, transients, compressor modifications, and troubleshooting. READ MORE (pdf)


Webinar: Piping and tubing vibration anomaly mgmt

New methods to find and track vibration threats in small-bore piping and tubing

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Webinar: Downstream performance optimization

How to get the most out of your downstream facility

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Vibration screening and assessment tools

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Webinar: Small bore…Big problem

Learn how to better manage piping vibration and fatigue threats

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Piping Vibration and Integrity Assessment
Piping Vibration and Integrity Assessment (per EI Guidelines for the avoidance of vibration induced fatigue failure)

Piping vibration analysis per EI 2008 Guidelines for the avoidance of vibration-induced fatigue failure (AVIFF).

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Pulsation & Mechanical Analysis: Reciprocating Compressor
Reciprocating Compressor station - API 618 Pulsation & Mechanical Analysis

Pulsation study, mechanical review and frequency avoidance analysis, forced response analysis (when required); per API 618, API 688 and GMRC High-Speed Compressor Guideline.

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Troubleshooting, Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Troubleshooting compressor

Advanced vibration analysis including pulsation, resonance, stress and transients

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Webinar: Shake, rattle and grow I (2022 update)

Pipe stress and vibration design – new piping stress modeling techniques for more accurate designs

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Small-Bore Connections (SBC) Assessment
Small Bore Connection (SBC) Vibration Analysis

for all machinery types and applications

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Foundation Design and Dynamic Analysis
Foundation Design and Dynamic Analysis - cracked foundation

Including Concrete, Gravel, and Piles

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Pipe Clamps, incl. DamperX™ and ThermaGlide™

Field-proven designs to control vibration and allow thermal growth in piping systems

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Examples of Piping Vibration (Video)

Small-bore and mainline piping vibration: a common integrity issue for owners.

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Review & Design Support Services
Vibration Review and Design Support Services - Piping at compressor station

Vibration and Integrity Review; FEED, Project Planning

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Veridian AM

Ensure anomalies are tracked, mitigated and results verified.

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Veridian VS

Vibration screening can now be done quickly and efficiently with significant cost savings for operators.

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