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Upgrading of Aged Turbomachinery Through Modernization, Uprate and Selective Replacement in Oil and Gas Processing Plants

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Valter Quercioli

GE Oil & Gas, Firenze, Italy

Paper No. GT2006-90557, pp. 571-582; 12 pages
doi:10.1115/GT2006-90557
From:
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 5: Marine; Microturbines and Small Turbomachinery; Oil and Gas Applications; Structures and Dynamics, Parts A and B
  • Barcelona, Spain, May 8–11, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4240-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3774-2
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME

abstract

Revamping a plant in the oil&gas industry is needed whenever the company’s management seeks improvements on plant availability, production output, energy efficiency or operational life, to quote the most common needs. The achievements of those objectives are reached through business programs usually known as “modernization”, “rejuvenation”, “debottlenecking”. Revamping actions over the compression trains that are within the plants are key for the success of those programs, achieving the business and operational objectives sought by the management. This paper is aimed to show how a revamping program works for turbocompression trains; three real-life examples are shown too. Focus is mainly on debottlenecking and upgrade projects, for which it is more necessary to act extensively on the compression trains.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME

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