Olean, NY, United States
Olean, NY, United States

Dresser-Rand Group, Inc., is an American global supplier of custom-engineered rotating equipment for applications in the oil, gas, process, power, and other industries worldwide. Dresser-Rand is headquartered in Houston, Texas, United States, and Paris, France and has 14 manufacturing sites and over 73 sales offices worldwide. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Dresser Rand Company | Date: 2016-08-30

A gas turbine assembly and method for operating the gas turbine assembly are provided. The method for operating the gas turbine assembly may include compressing a process fluid containing inlet air through a compressor to produce compressed inlet air, combining fuel from a main fuel source with the process fluid, and preheating the process fluid containing the inlet air and the fuel in a warmer disposed downstream from the compressor. The method may also include heating an oxidizer by flowing the preheated process fluid from the warmer to the oxidizer, and oxidizing the process fluid containing the compressed inlet air and the fuel in the oxidizer to produce an oxidation product. The method may further include expanding the oxidation product in a turbine to generate rotational energy, and preventing the process fluid from flowing upstream to the compressor with a check valve.


Patent
Dresser Rand Company | Date: 2016-12-28

Methods for retrofitting a turbomachine are provided. A first trip cup of the turbomachine may be replaced with a second trip cup. The first trip cup may include a throw-out arm connected to a first trip cup spring. The second trip cup may include a plunger disposed in a hole defined by the second trip cup and a plunger spring encircling the plunger in the hole. The first trip cup may be removed from the turbomachine and the second trip cup installed such that a location of the plunger in the turbomachine is the same as a location of the throw-out arm in the turbomachine when the first trip cup was installed on the turbomachine. The tension in the plunger spring may be adjusted such that, when a speed of the turbomachine exceeds a predetermined value, the plunger actuates a trip paddle located adjacent the second trip cup.


Patent
Dresser Rand Company | Date: 2016-12-28

A system and method are provided for a compressed air energy storage (CAES) system. The system and method may include compressing a process gas with a compressor train to produce a compressed process gas. The compressed process gas may be directed to a compressed gas storage unit and stored therein. The compressed process gas from the compressed gas storage unit may be released to a heat recovery unit via a feed line. The heat recovery unit may heat the compressed process gas and direct the heated compressed process gas to an expansion assembly to generate a power output. Feed water from a feed water source may be heated in the heat recovery unit to produce steam for injection into a combustion turbine assembly. The combustion turbine assembly may heat the heat recovery unit via an exhaust line.


Patent
Dresser Rand Company | Date: 2016-12-15

A non-contacting seal is provided, including a first sealing face formed on an end of a primary ring and a second sealing face formed on an end of a mating ring. Grooves may be formed in at least one of the first and second sealing faces, such that the grooves extend from one edge of the respective sealing face to an intermediate radius of the respective sealing face. At least one groove may include an entrance edge along the one edge of the respective sealing face and a dam wall opposite the entrance edge. The at least one groove may also include two symmetric side walls extending from the entrance edge to the dam wall. The two symmetric side walls may include a first convex curve extending from the entrance edge to a transition point and a second concave curve extending from the transition point to the dam wall.


Patent
Dresser Rand Company | Date: 2016-03-17

A balance piston for a compressor is provided. The balance piston may include an annular body and a seal extending from an axial surface of the annular body. The annular body may be configured to be disposed about and coupled with a rotary shaft of the compressor. The seal may be configured to form a sealing engagement with at least one component of the compressor to prevent a flow of a process fluid from an impeller of the compressor to a seal cavity of the compressor.


Patent
Dresser Rand Company | Date: 2016-06-24

A motive air conditioning system for a gas turbine assembly is provided. The motive air conditioning system may include an inlet flow channel configured to be fluidly coupled with the gas turbine assembly. The motive air conditioning system may also include a filtration assembly fluidly coupled with the inlet flow channel and configured to filter motive air. The filtration assembly may include a plurality of filter modules disposed adjacent one another and further disposed circumferentially about a longitudinal axis of the inlet flow channel.


Patent
Dresser Rand Company | Date: 2016-03-17

A balance piston seal assembly for a balance piston of a compressor is provided. The balance piston seal assembly may include a balance piston seal configured to be disposed about the balance piston such that an inner radial surface of the balance piston seal and an outer radial surface of the balance piston define a radial clearance therebetween. The balance piston seal assembly may also include a plurality of heaters in thermal communication with the balance piston seal and configured to heat and thermally expand the balance piston seal and thereby increase a radial length of the radial clearance.


Patent
Dresser Rand Company | Date: 2016-04-14

A supersonic compressor including a rotor to deliver a gas at supersonic conditions to a diffuser. The diffuser includes a plurality of aerodynamic ducts that have converging and diverging portions, for deceleration of gas to subsonic conditions and then for expansion of subsonic gas, to change kinetic energy of the gas to static pressure. The aerodynamic ducts include vortex generating structures for controlling boundary layer, and structures for changing the effective contraction ratio to enable starting even when the aerodynamic ducts are designed for high pressure ratios, and structures for boundary layer control. In an embodiment, aerodynamic ducts are provided having an aspect ratio of in excess of two to one, when viewed in cross-section orthogonal to flow direction at an entrance to the aerodynamic duct.


Patent
Dresser Rand Company | Date: 2016-03-18

A supersonic compressor including an inlet configured to receive and flow therethrough a process fluid. The supersonic compressor may further include a rotary shaft and a centrifugal impeller coupled therewith. The centrifugal impeller may be configured to impart energy to the process fluid received and to discharge the process fluid therefrom in at least a partially radial direction at an exit absolute Mach number of about one or greater. The supersonic compressor may further include a static diffuser circumferentially disposed about the centrifugal impeller and configured to receive the process fluid therefrom and convert the energy imparted. The supersonic compressor may further include a collector fluidly coupled to and configured to collect the process fluid exiting the diffuser, such that the supersonic compressor is configured to provide a compression ratio of at least about 8:1.


Patent
Dresser Rand Company | Date: 2016-03-18

A mounting assembly for assembling a bundle of a compressor is provided. The mounting assembly may include a plurality of biasing members and a mechanical fastener. The plurality of biasing members may be disposed in a recess formed in a first annular body of the bundle, and may be configured to apply a biasing force to a second annular body of the bundle. The mechanical fastener may extend through a mounting flange of the second annular body and the plurality of biasing members. The mechanical fastener may be configured to couple the first annular body with the second annular body such that the first annular body and the second annular body define an axial gap therebetween.

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