Oil & Gas
A series of special couplings were required by a major reciprocating and screw compressor OEM that designs packages for natural gas downstream, midstream and upstream processing. The couplings were needed for large, motor-driven screw compressors (2,675 kW @ 1,493 RPM) being built for use in a gas field in Australia.
The oil and gas industry uses a wide range of pumps in typical power train configurations. Most oil and gas pump installations, including offshore platforms, oil and gas refineries and processing facilities, are required to meet API 610 (American Petroleum Institute) standards. API 610 outlines minimum standards for pump safety, reliability and maintenance in these very hazardous environments.