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Machinery analysis

Vibration analysis and studies

Providing dynamic design analyses to avoid vibration in compressor and pump systems

Compressors, pumps and other machines can experience significant vibration, a common reliability and integrity risk. Analyses defined by API (eg, API 618, 619, 674, 688), ISO and other industry guidelines can greatly minimize these risks.

During the initial design or when modifying existing machinery assets (management of change), dynamic and vibration-related studies require specialized tools and expertise.

Our specialists are domain experts in mechanical resonance, pulsation control, torsional, surge and rotor dynamics, skid and structural dynamics, foundation design, small-bore piping and pipe stress analyses.

As the largest global consultancy in machinery analysis, Wood has developed MAPAK™ simulation software suite and custom applications of commercial software to quickly assess and identify reliability improvements.

The combination of experience, tools and field verification allows us to deliver industry-leading service; for individual machines and large facilities involving a combination of equipment, such as:

  • Reciprocating compressors
  • Centrifugal and screw compressors
  • Plunger and reciprocating pumps
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Other rotating equipment assets

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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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Pulsation & Mechanical Analysis: Reciprocating Pump
API 674 Pulsation & Mechanical Analysis: Reciprocating Pump

This analysis includes a pulsation study, a mechanical review, mechanical frequency avoidance analysis, and a forced response analysis (per API 674, API RP 688), if required.

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Torsional Vibration Analysis (TVA)
Torsional analysis study

A torsional study evaluates crankshaft, coupling, and gears to ensure torsional vibration is acceptable.

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Lateral Vibration Analysis
Lateral Analysis (Rotordynamics Analysis)

Rotordynamics, Critical Speed, and Stability Analysis

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Skid Design and Analysis
Skid Design - Skid Analysis

Lifting, Environmental Loading; Static and Dynamic Design

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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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Bottle Sizing Service
Pulsation Bottle Sizing for Reciprocating Compressor - free calculator

This service provides recommended sizing for pulsation bottles used on reciprocating compressors.

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Pipe Stress Analysis
Pipe Stress Analysis (Thermal Analysis, Flexibility)

(Thermal Analysis, Piping Flexibility Analysis)

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Compressor Package Engineering
Compressor Package Engineering - Design Support for Reciprocating Compressors

Design Support for Reciprocating Compressors

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Pulsation & Mechanical Analysis: Screw Compressor
Pulsation & Mechanical Analysis for Screw Compressors

Including rotary compressors and Roots blowers

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Fuel Gas Compressor Piping Transient Analysis

Evaluate Transient Flow at Gas Turbine Inlet

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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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Shell Transverse Acoustical (STA) Analysis
Vibration analysis for Centrifugal compressors

Vibration/Noise on Vessels and Piping Walls

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Structural Vibration and Dynamic Design Analysis
Structural Vibration and Dynamic Design Analysis for FPSOs, Platforms, Elevated Structures

for FPSOs, Platforms, Elevated Structures

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Performance Assessment (Thermodynamic)

Field Evaluation of Compressors, Pumps

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Troubleshooting, Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Troubleshooting compressor

Advanced vibration analysis including pulsation, resonance, stress and transients

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Machinery Condition Health Check

for Compressors, Pumps, Turbines, Engines, and Gearboxes

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