Nuovo Pignone | Date: 2014-05-12
A filter system for filtering intake air of a gas turbine, comprising a first filter arrangement and a second filter arrangement, located downstream from the first filter arrangement and having a higher collection efficiency than the first filter arrangement. Furthermore, a guard filter arrangement, having a lower collection efficiency than the first filter arrangement, is located between the first filter arrangement and the second filter arrangement.
Nuovo Pignone | Date: 2014-05-23
A tool is disclosed, including an interchangeable cutting member and an adapter to which said interchangeable cutting member is adapted to be replaceably mounted. The interchangeable cutting member comprises a substantially ball-shaped body with a cutting surface, within which a female screw-thread is provided. The adapter is provided having a male screw-thread portion configured and arranged for screw-engagement in the female screw-thread. A coolant or lubricant fluid passage is provided in the interchangeable cutting member. The coolant or lubricant fluid passage ends at the cutting surface of the ball-shaped member.
Nuovo Pignone | Date: 2014-03-24
A method is described for providing antisurge control in a system comprising a compressor having at least an upstream compressor stage, a downstream compressor stage and a side stream bringing flow into a flow passage between the upstream compressor stage and the downstream compressor stage. The method provides for estimating a temperature of a flow delivered by the upstream compressor stage using a non-dimensional performance map of the upstream compressor stage and further estimating a temperature of a flow entering the downstream compressor stage based on the mass flow and flow temperature of the flow delivered by the downstream compressor stage and the mass flow and the flow temperature of the side stream. The method further provides for performing antisurge control of the downstream compressor stage based on the temperature of the flow entering the downstream compressor stage.
Nuovo Pignone | Date: 2014-03-26
A method for regulating a turbocompressor to prevent surge, is described. The method comprises the following steps: providing at least one surge limit line of turbocompressor; continuously determining an actual value of a corrected speed of the turbocompressor; continuously determining at least a maximum admissible pressure ratio on the surge limit line, corresponding to the actual value of the corrected speed; continuously determining an actual pressure ratio; acting upon an antisurge arrangement, if the actual pressure ratio is equal to or higher than the maximum admissible pressure ratio.
Nuovo Pignone | Date: 2014-04-03
A natural gas liquefaction system is disclosed, which comprises at least a pre-cooling loop, through which a first refrigerant is adapted to circulate. The pre-cooling loop comprises at least one compressor for pressurizing the first refrigerant; at least one prime mover for driving the compressor; at least one condenser for removing heat from the first refrigerant; at least a first expansion element for expanding the first refrigerant; at least a first heat exchanger for transferring heat from natural gas to the first refrigerant. The system further comprises at least a cooling loop, downstream of the pre-cooling loop, where through a second refrigerant circulates. The natural gas is adapted to be sequentially cooled in the pre-cooling loop and in the cooling loop. The compressor of the pre-cooling loop is an integrally-geared turbo-compressor comprising a plurality of compressor stages.