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VMUG 2019 / 2020 Schedule

VMUG Sarnia Ontario

  It’s that time of year again – time to kick off the VMUG meetings for the 2019-2020 season. Meetings will continue to be at Stoke’s Bay. The dates are as follows: November 19th January 21st February 18th March 17th April 21st May 19th We are going to change the start time of the meetings this year to 4:00PM rather than the later 7:00PM and we hope this works better

VMUG Meeting May 2019

For the VMUG meeting this month we will have Bob Black from Ethos Energy discussing a paper on the following topic: “How to extend steam and gas turbine life cycles and greatly improve reliability/availability through turbine control system and subsystem upgrades” Turbine Control System Upgrade Application Examples that Will Be Reviewed Include: Steam Turbine Driven Compressors Gas Turbine Driven Compressors Steam and Gas Turbine Generators Steam Turbine Driven Fans Steam

VMUG Meeting April 2019

This month we have an interesting presentation from Chuck Jenkins discussing reciprocating compressor Bentley Nevada Panels. Chuck has more than 35 years of Bently Nevada experience and started his Bently Nevada career as a Machinery Diagnostic Engineer in Houston, TX Please find the summary of the presentation below.   As one of the oldest compressor designs, recips enjoy unique capabilities and are quite flexible with features such as broad capacity control

VMUG Meeting January 2019

Craig Soeder from Shell will be presenting on a project involving reciprocating compressor frame-off overhaul and foundation replacement in 41 Days. A 3700 HP Clark CLBA-4 Reciprocating Compressor, servicing make up and recycle hydrogen, was experiencing increased vibration levels. The effects of this vibration could be seen through frame to frame extension separation, frame to grout separation and localized cracking in foundation components. During a planned unit shutdown, a project


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