Operating Experience With a 13,000 SHP, Two Stage, Fluid Cat-Cracker Power Recovery Expander PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
David H. Linden, William G. Mathers

Ingersoll-Rand Company, Phillipsburg, NJ

Paper No. 84-GT-206, pp. V005T16A009; 8 pages
  • ASME 1984 International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit
  • Volume 5: Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Ceramics; Structures and Dynamics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; Process Industries; Technology Resources
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 4–7, 1984
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7950-4
  • Copyright © 1984 by ASME


An internal inspection of the expander after 16,000 hours of operation confirmed the successful operation of Ingersoll-Rand’s first two stage, high temperature, FCC expander. This paper discusses the construction and operation of the unit, designed for 1300°F (704°C) dirty gas environment and presents the inspection results of critical components.

Copyright © 1984 by ASME
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